Absa Premiership

Larsen targets top eight finish for Arrows

2018-04-25 12:53
Clinton Larsen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen says his side can still finish in the Absa Premiership's top eight if they can record good results against Platinum Stars and Maritzburg United. 

Arrows beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-1 on Tuesday to move to ninth in the standings and are now on the tail of  Bloemfontein Celtic, Chippa United and Cape Town City.

Chiefs went down to Arrows courtesy of a brace from Lerato Lamola as well as Velemseni Ndwandwe's strike. Meanwhile, Bernard Parker got Chiefs' goal after earlier Leo Castro had been sent off for a lunging challenge. 

Speaking to SuperSport after the game, Larsen said: "I've been saying this to you guys (media) for the last two months, we've always been one win away from the top eight, one win away. 

"Finally we get that result that, I won't say it puts us in the top eight, but allows us to challenge for the top eight. 

"A lot of people also said ‘how are we gonna get points looking at the last few games, against Mamelodi Sundowns, Chiefs, it's Platinum Stars and Maritzburg?’ 

"I said the most difficult game is gonna be Platinum Stars because it's a team that still believes that they can catch the team ahead of them. So they are still fighting for their lives. They've got a very experienced team and it's going to be tough against them. 

"But it's six points left to play for and there's still a big, big chance of us achieving our top-eight goal, but it’s not going to be easy."

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