Cape Town -Golden
Arrows head coach Shaun Bartlett believes his side showed their quality in the
Nedbank Cup quarter-final against SuperSport United despite losing the tie.
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Arrows currently top the National First Division standings,
a point ahead of Jomo Cosmos, and Bartlett believes they proved their
Premiership credentials on Saturday.
"We started the game with more energy and desire than
our opponents and created a few opportunities early on in the game,"
Bartlett told the club's website.
"Our passing game was better than our previous two
games and we should have capitalised with the dominance of possession in the
"The second half was an open affair as both team
attacked at will but we had the more clear cut chances and brought the best out
of the SuperSport goalkeeper.
"Our fast and speedy counter-attacks caused problems
for their defense along with the movement of our wingers.
However, Bartlett sees the light at the end of the tunnel as he hopes
to push for PSL promotion from the NFD as Arrows can now solely focus on
"We definitely gave a good account of ourselves and
showed why we are top of the National First Division log.
"Losing 1-0 was definitely an indication how we have
defended the past nine months and the foundation we have set in place.
"Now that the Cup run is over, we can solely
concentrate on the League and our push for that automatic promotion back to the