Absa Premiership

Tinkler still expects more

2015-02-19 08:52
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler was happy enough with his side's overall performance in the Nedbank Cup, but still feels they could have done more to kill the game off early on.

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The Buccaneers took a 2-0 lead into half-time of their last-32 encounter against Tornado FC at the Orlando Stadium as Lennox Bacela slotted home from the penalty spot before Thandani Ntshumayelo doubled their advantage.

However, the defending Ke Yona champions spurned several chances to add to their tally before the interval, although they got back into their groove after the break as Ntshumayelo grabbed his brace before Sifiso Myeni wrapped up the win late on.

Speaking after the game, which also saw Tornado goalkeeper Mapogo Maphakane sent off for a second bookable offence, Tinkler said: "It was important for us to start well, which is what we did.

"We got the early penalty and got the second goal, but then I'm disappointed we took our foot off the pedal if I'm honest.

"I would have liked to get the third in the first half to really seal the matter because you know a 2-0 lead is not a great result.

“All they needed to get back in it is one goal, and they nearly did that with Rooi Mahamutsa making a defensive error.

"We shouldn't allow that to happen, and at half time I spoke to them and they came out better [in the second half].

“Obviously the sending off (of Maphakane) made life easier and we ended up winning the game comfortably."

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