Playing in Cape Town is always difficult as you need to adapt to a different playing style as well as weather conditions to endure.
Vasco came into the game with some indifferent form but we never underestimated the potential of a backlash. They started the game at a higher tempo the us and should have been a goal up within the 1st minute if not for the brilliance of our keeper, Max Mbaeva.
Once we found our rhythm and passing game, we quickly settled down and started to put more pressure on our opponents and creating a few opportunities to score. The windy conditions made it a bit tricky, which seemed to benefit them more than us.
Going into the half time break was the best result we could have asked for, knowing that some of our players were not on top form and had moments of lapses of concentration. Finding solutions to the problems we encountered in the 1st half was priority and then also having more shots at their goal.
Going down 1-0 was never part of our plan, but once again the fighting spirit and character of my players showed why we are still contending for automatic promotion to the PSL. Set plays have been an integral part of this team in scoring goals, and we again benefited from a free kick taken by Deon Hotto and Zukile Mkhize reacted quickest to a fumble by the Vasco keeper to get us the goal. The last 15 minutes was end to end stuff and missed opportunities by ourselves resulted in a hard fought 1-1 draw at Parow park.
Another KZN derby vs Thanda gives us the chance to keep that top spot and possibly extend the gap. Looking forward to seeing you all at Chatsworth on Sunday and come to support our boys.