We have now played our second game of the season in the Elite League and we have collected four valuable points. We, at Golden Arrows play every game with the intention of winning and yesterday was not different. The tactics of playing for a draw robbed our spectators who pay to come and watch football. This is the game that was expected to be a thriller with two teams that have just been promoted to the premier league, unfortunately that was not the case.
We could have done much better in this game – but we will accept the one point away from home. In the game against Cosmos we had two changes from the previous game we played with Tukkies. Ryan Chapman and Thembela Sikhakhane were making their first appearances in the starting line up and JB Ncobeni was introduced in the second half of the game. Chapman and Sikhakhane made a big impact in the team. We were more solid in defence and midfield defensively and we were not as aggressive as we needed to be during the offensive phase.
Our defence has now played a commendable 180 minutes without conceding a goal. There seems to be a lot of understanding in our defensive phase of the game. There were scary moments but the defence was able to deal with that. Our goalkeeper was not really tested to the limit – except for the two good saves he made in each half of the match.
We still have to work harder with our offensive phase of the game. The build up from the back is effective and entries in the final third are also efficient. We seem to be too much in a hurry in the final third,We lack patience and urgency. Improved mobility and accurate passing seems to be our biggest challenge.
The Technical team is working tirelessly to correct these short comings.
Looking forward to our next game against Platinum Stars
We again thank our supporters for coming in their numbers to support their team.08