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."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  eric tinkler  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.