Cape Town - Geoffrey
Toyana admits that he and his Highveld Lions coaching squad are soaked
in disappointment after a poor One-Day Cup, but hopes to end their
campaign strongly against the Knights in Potchefstroom on Friday.
Johannesburg-based side lost to the Dolphins by seven wickets on
Wednesday night, and, with the Warriors beating the Knights in East
London, they were eliminated.
too were dumped out of the competition after their two-wicket loss in the
Eastern Cape making the game at Senwes Park a dead rubber.
though, wants to at least restore some pride and end with a bang.
the Knights in the final game in Potch," he said."“Hopefully we can have a no
pressure performance and the potential of this side can come through.
"We have a
young side and have given a few new faces a chance. There was Janneman Malan
for instance last night, who came in and really impressed me.
for the future, but for now, as I say, we will reflect on what has been a
disappointing campaign for us."
everyone in the Lions squad is hurting.
He added: "We were quite bad and below par in terms of our plans and how we wanted to
execute them last night.
just not good enough and that’s in all aspects of the game.
we were poor with the bat again and overall it is an area that has let us down.
bowled out in seven out of nine games is a massive disappointment. It was just
not good enough and everyone in the squad is feeling it."
still the matter of the wooden spoon to be decided between the sides.
on 11 points, the team that loses will end last - in many ways a fair
reflection with the two having only won three games between them from the