Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
3 Feb 2016
12:21 pm

Larsen bemoans first half performance

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen bemoaned his team’s poor showing in the first half after losing 2-0 to Kaizer Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday night.

Chiefs opened the scoring as early as the seventh minute courtesy of Camaldene Abraw, before new signing William Twala registered his first goal at the club in additional time.

“Disappointed with the result yet again, but the turnaround in the second half was very pleasing,” said Larsen.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic coach says they were gunning for maximum points in the game, but his players weren’t at their best on the day, except for Kudakwashe Mahachi who at least tried to give something the entire game.

“It was a home game for us; we were always going to go all out and three points. We tried to be positive with all the changes we made. We ended up with two strikers and Mahachi playing behind them. We tried to change things a little bit and it worked. I thought we really played good football in the second half. And hopefully we can carry this momentum to our next game against Wits (Bidvest),” he said.

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“There are lots of positives to take from the second. The first half was very disappointing; it was unlike us to perform so poorly. I don’t think there was a single player that played well except for Mahachi. We looked very nervous in the first half and came out a bit stronger in the second half after a tongue lashing during half time.”

Arrows are eighth on the log, having secured 21 points from 16 games.