Cape Town - University of Pretoria forward Thabo Mnyamane admits he was frustrated by their loss to Mbombela United in the National First Division promotion play-offs.
AmaTuks suffered a 1-0 loss to the second-tier side, but Mnyamane claims as bad as the result was, it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
"I am very disappointed, we tried...we did our best, we had our chances and we should have buried one or two," the 23-year-old told Goal website.
"We hit the woodwork multiple times so I guess it just wasn't our day, but there are still nine points up for grabs and if we get nine points I believe we will retain our (PSL) status."
Full Fixtures and Results
Wednesday, May 25
Mbombela United 0-3 Highlands Park
Sunday, May 29
University of Pretoria 0-1 Mbombela United
Saturday, June 11
Highlands Park v University of Pretoria, Makhulong Stadium - 15:00
Wednesday, June 15
Highlands Park v Mbombela United, Makhulong Stadium - 15:00
Saturday, June 18
Mbombela United v University of Pretoria, Kanyamazane Stadium - 15:00
Wednesday, June 22
University of Pretoria v Highlands Park, Tuks Stadium - 15:00