Cape Town - Golden Arrows coach Clinton
Larsen believes his side's inability to score goals is behind their
inconsistent start to the 2018/19 Premiership campaign.
Arrows have not won a game in seven matches
and a recent 0-0 draw with Chippa United at the Princess Magogo Stadium means
they haven't secured a victory at home in four attempts.
As such, Larsen has expressed frustration
at the lack of goals his side produce though he acknowledges it is a national
issue particularly in the PSL.
He told reporters after the draw with
Chippa: "Same story like against Mamelodi Sundowns. I thought the first
half was quite even. The second half we totally dominated them, but we can't
put the ball in the back of the net.
“But three games in a week, you'd think
that we were the team that was fresh, not Chippa because the boys were really
working very hard. They had lots of energy.
“Being the third game in seven days, credit
should go to the fitness of our players. Credit must go to our fitness trainer
Pedro Picarro for firstly having the team so fit and secondly getting them to
recover in time like we did.
“So, it was a trying week, three games in
the week, but performance-wise I think very competitive from our team. Against
Sundowns, against Chippa, it shows the team won't roll over. The results may
not have come but I am proud of the performance from the boys.
“Still, it's the same old story, we've got
to improve in front of goal. I think all the coaches in the league are saying that,
but we'll keep on working on it.”
Abafana Bes'thende's next league game is
against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.