Playing 3 games in one week took its toll on the players as we were totally flat in the 2nd half of the match. In the 1st half we applied early pressure on our opponents as we tried to score an early goal, but the quality of our final ball & finishing let us down.
We dealt very well with the threat of the imposing Bance, as Katjiukua & Zitha marshaled him very well. Our wing play was not very effective as we failed to break out & use the width after defending compactly. We went into the half time break at 0-0.
At the start of the 2nd half, we again tried to put pressure on the Chippa defense but consistently lost possession in the opponents half. The fear of our players fading in the 2nd half, after playing 3 games in a week, became a reality as we struggled to break out of our half with any purpose and intensity.
We disappointedly conceded 2 very soft goals as both goals were scored as a result of us giving the ball straight to our opponents in dangerous areas. We pushed as many bodies forward as possible to try pull a goal back but to no avail.
We have a big game against Maritzburg in a weeks time & after a few days of much needed rest the boys should once again have a spring in their step.