Absa Premiership

GI: We gifted Pirates the goals

2015-04-30 10:25
Gordon Igesund (Supplied)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund believes his side were the better team despite losing to Orlando Pirates.

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The Pretoria side broke the deadlock with a super-strike by the experienced Thuso Phala in the 16th minute.

The goal got Pirates going in search of an equaliser, and it finally arrived when Menzi Masuku started a move which he also finished with a superb strike.

Kermit Erasmus followed up to double Bucs' goals with a second almost immediately thereafter, on the stroke of half-time.

It was the young Masuku again who came to the party with a Goal of the Season contender, finding the back of the net with a wonderful strike from the edge of the 18-yard area, giving Bucs a 3-1 lead in only his second official match.

Pirates' third put them firmly in the driving seat as Matsatsantsa struggled to conjure up a notable response.

It was no surprise when Sifiso Miyeni struck home on 62 minutes, after some brilliant work by Thabo Matlaba, leaving Supersport 'keeper Ronwen Williams sprawled on the turf.

The match ended 4-1.

According to Soccer Laduma, Igesund confesses that his charges “gifted” the Sowetan outfit four goals.

"I'm very disappointed, it's hard thing for me to say but I don't think Pirates were better than us," Igesund said.

"We gifted them the four goals, the first one David Mathebula passed the ball straight to them and they scored, Morne Nel right in front of me and passed them the ball, we got to learn to keep possession.

"At the end of the day we lost, the season is drawing to a close and we just got to keep fighting to try and stay there now. I can't wait for the season to end, so we can start next year, it's been a long season.”

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