Absa Premiership

Goal glut delights Middendorp

2014-10-20 17:18
Ernst Middendorp (Gallo Images)

Bloemfontein - Bloemfontein Celtic coach Ernst Middendorp felt he could have been watching a rugby game after the spate of scoring chances during his team's 5-1 Premiership victory over Polokwane City on Sunday.

"It was certainly a very strange game," said the German-born coach.

"We scored five goals, but there were so many genuine scoring opportunities for both teams that the game might have ended with a scoreline of 10-5."

Overall, Middendorp was satisfied and encouraged by what he felt was a case of Celtic finally being rewarded for the football they had played all season, while suffering cruelly from bad luck in many of their matches.

"So often we have been the better team in games, yet ended up on the losing side.

"I have always felt we are capable of taking on any team in the PSL and I hope the comprehensive win over Polokwane City will be the start of a run of successful results that will raise the team to a position among the top sides in the log table."

It was a different story for City coach Costa Papic, who recently became the latest in a conveyor belt of coaches to be hired and fired by the struggling Polokwane club.

"We just have to keep on battling to turn the tide," said Papic.

"I think we can do it. We have the resources but it will need 100 percent effort for all concerned at the club."


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