Absa Premiership

Tinkler joins Benni chorus over ref criticism

2017-12-21 18:13
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town- SuperSport United head coach Eric Tinkler believes his side deserved more than one point from their past two Absa Premiership fixtures based on the performance levels of the squad.

The CAF Confederation Cup finalists suffered a 3-1 defeat to Baroka on Sunday before the 1-1 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic at the Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Darren Smith, 21, scored on his first-team debut for the Tshwane giants in the 75th minute to cancel out Victor Lestoalo's first-half strike.

But Tinkler spoke of two separate incidents that he felt could have changed the complexion of the last two league fixtures, had the right calls been made from the referees.

"I thought it was a very good performance for us but definitely not a good performance from the referee and that's two games in a row now - to be honest," he told SuperSport TV.

"There was a definite penalty in the first-half for us and definitely in the game against Baroka and you know we could be talking about a different game - that's just the harsh reality.

"Too many errors, too many errors and you know, you can't have that at this professional level."

SuperSport are currently in 11th place, 12 points off leaders Sundowns, albeit with three games in hand over their cross-town rivals.


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