Sundowns got the upper hand on us tonight as they return home with 3 points from the nights encounter.
The team looked like they had renewed enthusiasm as they started the game tonight. They showed determination until the last minute of the game as they fought in the end to secure at least a draw.
The first half saw Coach Larsen’s charges taking on Sundowns, with Lamola missing out on an opportunity to grab the lead off a poorly played ball back to Pieterse. Lamola lost his balance and was not able to get his foot to the ball.
With the visitors trying to establish rhythm, Mngwengwe’s men were able to remain quick and dangerous on the counter.
Still, we allowed Masandawana chances and they used their possession advantage to have shots at goal. Silva was allowed some space in the 30th minute, but found the side netting.
The pressure paid off for them in the 43rd minute as Maboe, with a run against play, took a low shot, beating Gumede and giving the visitors the lead just minutes before the break.
The second half saw us defending more than we would have liked. Mzava and Mngwengwe had work to do at the back and were assisted well by Sibisi and Lunga.
We did have a number of strong plays into the last third. We were caught off side a number of times as we pushed the attacking line, and on other occasions failed once again to finish off on any chances we created.
The introduction of Zuke seemed to add some punch to the play, but this was not enough to give us the upper hand on the park.
We will finish off a demanding 7 days with our third game on Saturday, at home, against Chippa United. Kick off will be at 3pm, and we appeal to all of our supporters to come and get behind the side again as we fight to break this unrewarding period of play.