Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler had precious few positives to take away from his side's goalless draw with University of Pretoria on Friday night.
The Buccaneers were made to endure a frustrating evening at the Orlando Stadium as a determined Tuks outfit very nearly claimed all three points.
Sammy Troughton's men twice his woodwork in the first half as they pushed their opponenets all the way to the wire. The hosts improved after the break, but they were ultimately forced to settle for a share of the spoils.
"I think we were very disjointed tonight," Tinkler was quoted as saying by KickOff.
"We made so many changes in the squad which were obviously forced, but that was to be expected.
"We knew they are very direct team, that they would look to play the long ball and play off the second ball.
"We looked very lethargic in the first half. They were much better than us, and we struggled to build up as they were applying pressure on us."
Tinkler felt his side were slightly better in the second period, yet was left disheartened by the performance and the result on the night.
"The first half wasn't a great performance - there was a slight improvement in the second half, we started to create a few more chances," he added.
"But I'm not entirely happy with performance of the team tonight, and obviously with the result."