Absa Premiership

Tinkler: We looked lethargic

2015-03-19 10:12
Eric Tinkler (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler was less than satisfied with his side's performance following a 2-1 victory over Mpumalanga Black Aces.

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The Bucs forged a two-goal advantage thanks to Oupa Manyisa and Thabo Rakhale, before Tendai Ndoro converted from the penalty spot with 15 minutes left on the clock.

Aces piled on the pressure in the closing minutes but they were unable to find a way past a resolute Bucs defence.

Reflecting on his side's performance, Tinkler said: "We were not good and we looked lethargic tonight.

"Our movement was not good. We did not play well."

Thabo Rakhale's goal was without a doubt the highlight of the evening as he came off the bench to fire a curling effort into the top corner after making a surging run.

Tinkler was pleased to see 'Jomo' get his name on the score-sheet, but warned the club's supporters not to expect too much, too soon from the exciting player.

He added: "I'm happy for Jomo. He came on and scored a fantastic goal. He has had a great impact coming off the bench, both in attack and defence. We want to see him play more.

"But we need to protect the likes of Jomo and [Mpho] Mvelase by bringing them in slowly. The pressure of this club can make or break you, so there is no need to rush it."

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