Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp
admitted his side conceded soft goals in their 3-2 victory over
Highlands Park but was keen to stress the importance of claiming all
three points on offer.
Amakhosi claimed the lead through Bernard Parker in the 39th minute,
only for Bevan Fransman to level matters just two minutes later.
Chiefs reclaimed the lead shortly after the half-time break thanks to
Leonardo Castro, before Dumisani Zuma doubled their advantage on 71
minutes. The Lions of the North refused to lie down, though, as Lesenya
Ramoraka reduced the deficit in the 77th minute to set up a tense finish
to the encounter.
"The match was tough. Credit goes to Highlands Park," Middendorp said after the match. "They really gave us a run for our money.
"It's not always about how you play, it is about getting the points
in the bag. We're at that stage of the season where points matter most.
"We conceded soft goals but, when you score more goals than the opponent, it is easier to work on the mistakes.
"We will take these three points and go back to the training grounds to prepare for our next match."