Playing a derby game can be a tricky affair as you never know what type of game it might bring.

This game today was a totally different scenario as I’ve never seen rivals go at each other with everything and probably produced one of the most entertaining games for us as a club and fans were concerned in the NFD this season.

We started the game at the tempo that we demanded from our players and applied a lot of pressure on our opponents by forcing them into mistakes and creating some chances ourselves. Going a goal behind always seems to bring the best out of my players and we bounced back through another goal from Mabhudi Khenyeza.

The concentration level normally drops after scoring and that’s how we conceded the 2nd shortly after our equaliser. After sorting out some minor problems in our play, we came out with more determination and desire to win the game.

The next goal was always going to be important as far as the result was concerned and fortunately for us it came through a Fikizolo penalty. Once we took the lead there was no chance of Eagles coming back as the fitness superiority was evident and we proved that by getting the 4th goal through Hotto after some great counter attacking football.

Yes we’ve managed to get the bragging rights in the KZN derby today but we still have 3 games to play and another KZN vs Thanda on Wednesday.

The champagne will be on ice until we know we have secured that automatic promotion and achieved our goal set out at the beginning of the season. Thanks to all our supporters that came out in numbers to Chatsworth today.

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