Absa Premiership

Tinkler at a loss for words

2015-10-29 08:50
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler was at a loss for words as the Buccaneers suffered a 2-0 defeat at the a hands of Golden Arrows.

Pirates fell to their fourth defeat of the season at home to Arrows in an Absa Premiership encounter.

Arrows gradually played their way into the match and after some solid first-half chances, they would open the scoring just after the break through Kuda Mahachi.

Pirates did their level best to respond, but were caught out again when Gladwin Shitolo sealed the win for the visitors eight minutes from time.

According to KickOff, Tinkler believes that his side should have at least scored four goals by the end of the first-half.

"I don't know where to start to be honest. We started brightly, I felt we should have been at least 4-0 up you know at half-time,” said Tinkler.

I just encouraged the players to continue what we were doing going forward, but then we needed to be extremely cautious defensively, obviously on the counter attack.

Tinkler says that in the second stanza Pirates pilled the pressure on Arrows and should have scored again in the opening two minutes.

"We obviously started throwing numbers forward, looking to go get an equaliser. Chances were created but you know it just doesn't want to go in the net and then they got a second.

"I don't know what to say... I'm disappointed, obviously."

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