Sibongiseni Gumbi
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1 Dec 2016
12:43 pm

Larsen rues Arrows’ poor defending

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Golden Arrows coach, Clinton Larsen was left to rue his team’s sluggish defending after they were held to a 3-3 draw by Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership match on Wednesday evening.

Clinton Larsen (head coach) of Golden Arrows (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

“We will definitely look back at this game as two points dropped instead of one gained,” said Larsen in a post-match interview.

“Some amateurish defending from us twice allowed them to equalise. Goals from (Wayde0 Jooste and (Lerato) Lamola took us into the break at 2-2. We played some enterprising football in the first half with much fluidity and penetration in our play. Poor defending again allowed them to take the lead but credit must be given to our players for never giving up,” explained Larsen.

Abafana Bes’thende’s persistence finally paid off when Nduduzo Sibiya netted the equaliser.

“Our constant attacking finally paid off when Sibiya drew us level. We kept pushing for a winner but it was not to be.

“Credit must also be given to our opposition and their coach for making such a good game of this encounter,” said the former Bloemfontein Celtic mentor.