Absa Premiership

KZN tour disappoints Troughton

2014-12-09 14:25
Sammy Troughton (Supplied)
Sammy Troughton (Supplied)
Cape Town - Pretoria University coach Sammy Troughton acknowledged that he was disappointed with what the club had achieved during the tour of KwaZulu-Natal.

During the matches against AmaZulu and Maritzburg United, Tuks could only accumulate one point out of a possible six. Prior to those two away matches against the KwaZulu-Natal teams, Tuks had shown signs of improving this season.

The Pretoria-based team had managed to hold Orlando Pirates to a 0-0 draw, after recording wins against Ajax Cape Town and Moroka Swallows. However, at this juncture, the club is fighting to steer clear of the relegation zone, instead of being in a position to challenge for a spot in the top half of the standings.

"Overall we are disappointed that we couldn't get more out of the two matches, especially the first one (against AmaZulu) where we made errors and got punished," said Troughton.

"Maritzburg put us under pressure in the first half and we came back well in the second," added Troughton, who still thinks that his team should have walked away with some points against the Team of Choice.

"We could have got back in the game in the second half but it wasn't to be."

Pretoria University resumed with training on Monday this week, as the club prepared for its next assignment, which will be a derby fixture against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.

Speaking to journalists after Monday’s session, Troughton said that he was still positive about the club's prospects of achieving something meaningful against Bafana Ba Style, adding that the work done at training just needed to be converted into positive results on matchday.

"Today's session was a good example of the commitment from the lads. They showed a lot of hunger and fight. All that is required is for the fight to filter through to matchday," he added.

 

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