Absa Premiership

Williams: Defence simply not good enough

2015-09-14 15:35
Ronwen Williams (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - Following their embarrassing 4-1 loss to Kaizer Chiefs last on Saturday, SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was left fuming at his defence for letting in all four goals after the interval.

The reigning champions came from behind to humble Matsatsantsa in their Absa Premiership clash played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Amakhosi found the back of the net courtesy of Ivan Bukenya, Simphiwe Tshabalala and a brace from George Lebese after the home side had taken the lead through Dove Wome.

The Port Elizabeth-born shot stopper believes their loss will be a learning curve for his team-mates going forward as he stated that they have to start protecting leads and defending as a team.

Despite playing the entire second half with 10 men after Dean Furman got his marching orders; Williams, however, has admitted that the Amakhosi were too strong for them and the scoreline was just a true reflection of the game.

“The score was just a true reflection of the game, to be honest,” said Williams.

“They were the much better side than us in the entire second half.

“When we went 2-1 down I thought maybe we are still in it but the red card really killed us.

“But we need to learn from that and start protecting our lead going forward.

“It’s really not on to go 1-0 up at half-time and then lose 4-1, it’s not on.

“We can’t afford to concede four goals in 45 minutes even though we are a man down, that’s not good defending.

“We must learn how to protect our lead and how to defend as a team.”

A loss for United kept them in eighth spot on the log while the Phefeni Glamour Boys moved to third spot.

Chiefs’ next game will be against Ajax Cape Town in the MTN8 final on Saturday, while United will face Bidvest Wits in their next league assignment next Tueday, September 22.

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