Absa Premiership

Bartlett proud despite loss

2015-04-13 11:21
Shaun Bartlett (Gallo Images)

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 first half.

"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 league.

"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 PSL."

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