Cape Town - SuperSport
United head coach Eric Tinkler feels his side should have inflicted
further damage on Ajax Cape Town during their 1-0 Premiership victory on
Aubrey Modiba's 25th-minute header from Ghana international left-back
Richard Kissi Boateng's precise delivery handed Matstsansa all three
points at the Mbombela Stadium to move into tenth place.
However, Tinkler feels on the basis of their first-half performance,
they should have wrapped the game up as the Urban Warriors nearly found a
way back into the fixture in the second period.
"I thought we reacted well in that first 25 minute period," he said
after the game. "We got the goal and possibly could have got one or two
if we were a little bit better in our transitional play in the final
third. We could have really hurt them.
"In the second half, we became complacent and nearly lost it."
After moving into tenth place with 13 points after six games, only
six points off leaders Baroka with six matches in hand, Tinkler insists
their attention will quickly be switched to their next league game.
"We've got Pirates coming up next, which is another massive game next
Tuesday and that’s where our focus is now," he said in reference to the
fixture at the Orlando Stadium.
The CAF Confederation Cup runners-up will now be looking to catch up
on their missed league fixtures due to the participation in the
continental showpiece and build momentum into the title race.