Absa Premiership

Benni bemoans City's poor finishing

2017-09-20 07:00
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy believes his side's lack of finishing was to blame for Tuesday's 1-0 Premiership defeat to new log leaders Orlando Pirates

After a contentious first half goal by Citizens striker Lehlohonolo Majoro was ruled out for a foul on goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands, the Sea Robbers won the contest courtesy of Thabo Qalinge's late second half strike. 

McCarthy told Supersport, "We did fairly well. We had complete control of the game but when you don't take your chances and you have the kind of referee on such a day then it's always difficult.

"Best team at the end of the day won. They (Pirates) are in good voice and spirit. They got a lot of quick players upfront and they were clinical when it mattered the most.

"Unfortunately, as against Kaizer Chiefs, we played well again but in the most important areas, the guys seem start panicking, not putting the ball in the back of the net and if you don't the ball at the back of the net, you don't win games."

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