Absa Premiership

Williams chuffed with TKO win

2015-10-02 12:20
Ronwen Williams (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - SuperSport United shot stopper Ronwen Williams is delighted with his side progress to the Telkom Knock-Out quarter-finals following their 2-1 victory over Polokwane City.

Matsatsantsa defeated Rise and Shine in the opening match of this season’s Ziwa Mo competition at the Old Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane courtesy of Thuso Phala and Dove Wome strikes.

City grabbed their consolation goal thanks to Puleng Tlolane on the night.

The Port Elizabeth born goalkeeper admitted that his team-mates did not enjoy their hard fought triumph as Rise and Shine were exerting more pressure on them throughout the game with a man advantage after Bradley Grobler was given his marching orders in the first half.

“It was a very tough game for us and we had a good run for our money," insisted Williams.

“Polokwane City knows how to keep the ball on the ground and they believe in playing good and attractive football."

Williams, 23, however also praised his defence for their bravery as they managed to keep the Limpopo based outfit at bay in after the interval.

“And to make matters worse for us, we were playing with a man down and they tried to capitalise on their one man advantage.

“But the boys managed to soldier on and again our defence was awesome, they really stood their ground in the second half. I’m very happy with a win and luck was just on our side.”

A win for the reigning champions was a sigh of relief to head coach, Gordon Igesund, following their three consecutive defeats in the ABSA Premiership prior to the midweek win.

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