Absa Premiership

Tinkler unhappy with first-half showing

2016-05-30 07:25
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler bemoaned his side's first-half performance following a 3-2 defeat to Stuart Baxter's SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday.

The Buccaneers started strongly and looked to be in the driver's seat after claiming the lead through Luvuyo Memela in the 12th minute.

However, SuperSport hit back just three minutes later when Jeremy Brockie headed home, before Bradley Grobler and Michael Boxall added their names to the scoresheet for Matsatsantsa.

Pirates managed to pull one back after the break when Clayton Daniels put the ball in his own net, but Tinkler's men were unable to net an equaliser to force the game into extra-time.

"Massive disappointment. We showed good character in the second half, but we let ourselves down in the first-half," Tinkler said, reflecting on his side's performance and the result.

"We got that goal and we needed to protect that lead, particularly in the first five minutes after scoring, but we allowed them straight back into the game.

"Unfortunately their second one came from an error from Rakhale. We were looking to fight back, but then they got the third.

"We tried to lift the boys at half-time, telling them if we get an early goal in the second half we can get back in the game. 

"We threw everything at them but just couldn't get the ball in the back of the net. That's the way it goes. Congratulations to SuperSport."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  eric tinkler  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 05 January 2018
Wits v Free State Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Ajax Cape Town v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.