Absa Premiership

Defensive concerns for Tinkler

2015-03-02 08:14
Eric Tinkler (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler admits he is frustrated to see his side still conceding "silly goals" after allowing a set-piece to sully their 3-1 win over Polokwane City on Saturday.

Read: Tinkler relieved with win

The Buccaneers were leading 3-0 after half-time at the Orlando Stadium when Tshepo Tema pulled one back for Rise and Shine after heading home from Jabu Maluleke's delivery.

And, although the Sea Robbers managed to hold City off for the remainder of the second period, Tinkler was none too impressed by the manner in which they conceded.

"It's strange that people say we have a problem with our strikers," said Tinkler after the win, which left Pirates fourth in the standings, 12 points adrift of leaders Kaizer Chiefs ahead of next weekend's Soweto derby.

"Our problem has always been at the back, where we have conceded silly goals. There is nothing wrong with us going forward."

Tinkler, whose team are now the top scorers in the Premiership with 31 goals this term, added: "I told the players at half-time that we had to stay focused because they would keep coming at us.

“I was angry that we conceded a sloppy goal."

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