Absa Premiership

Larsen: We were all over them

2016-12-22 14:47
Clinton Larsen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen lamented his side's errors which led to both goals in their 2-0 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in a Premiership encounter on Wednesday night.

Two headed goals by Bernard Parker and Siphiwe Tshabalala condemned the Kwa-Zulu Natal based-outfit to their sixth consecutive league game without victory, but Larsen feels the result isn't a true reflection of the game.

"I think it was a disappointing result and most disappointingly is the way we conceded the two goals today," he said in his post-match comments.

"If you look at the game with an analytic eye, they created one chance in the first half and they scored it.

"We spoke about those runs into the box, we analysed their game against Polokwane City and look at Bernard Parker’s goal from Shabba’s [actually Rama’s] cross, we told our defenders to track runners into the box to mark tight and not mark space and they scored in that way.

"And the second goal, Shabba’s header, so from that angle, it’s disappointing to have conceded that way."

Larsen also alluded to his sides missed opportunities, which he feels could have yielded a different result, if they were converted.

"The big defining moment of the match was (Andile) Fikizolo one-on-one with the keeper to level matters when we were on top of the game.

"The first 35 minutes of the second half we were all over them, they were defending until (Hendrik) Ekstein came on towards the end.

"But I thought it was a very good second half by us and some big chances, some big, big chances and some close ones.

"Danny (Phiri) from the edge of the small box and he put one over the crossbar as well, it wasn’t our day today but there are a lot of positives to take from the performance and we will come back fighting in the new year," he concluded.

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