Our team played this match at the back of a 2:0 loss against Plk City on Sunday just two days ago. It was clear that the match was more mental than otherwise with the opponent fighting to survive relegation. Our team played good positive football and threatened the opponents goal more.

We had a few chances where Dube could have put us in the lead. Another missed opportunity was a final pass from Ndwandwe to Lunga which was overweighted and an opportunity was lost. The opponent depended on their physicality and were reckless in their game. The officials failed to take control of the match and we lost Ndwandwe, as a result, when Mosele applied excessive force in the tackle and almost broke Ndwandwe’s ankle. We replaced him with a Matloga and ended the first half positively though we were still 0:0.

We controlled the second half well and played for a win but never a loss. We made another sub where a Jooste went in for Dube. Lunga was then instructed not to be too aggressive in attacking. We then opted to play on Counter and abandoning a bit of possession. We were rewarded late in the 94th minute when Jooste pounced on a loose ball from a free kick rebound. He struck the ball from outside the box and found the top corner to make it 0:1. The opponent was left with no time and we won the match 0:1 and moved to 28 points, further from the bottom and only three points away from the top 8 position.

Steve Komphela

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