We deserved three points against Pirates‚ says City's Molekwa

21 January 2018 - 13:21 By Marc Strydom
Bernard Molekwa, coach of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Orlando Pirates and Polokwane City at Orlando Stadium, Soweto South Africa on 20 January 2018.
Bernard Molekwa, coach of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Orlando Pirates and Polokwane City at Orlando Stadium, Soweto South Africa on 20 January 2018.
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Polokwane City deserved three points from their impressive showing against Orlando Pirates‚ outplaying the Buccaneers for large spells in a 1-1 Absa Premiership draw at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night‚ said City coach Bernard Molekwa.

Lyle Foster's 87th-minute equaliser salvaged a draw for Pirates after Dominic Chungwa had put City ahead in the 19th‚ who then shut Bucs out for much of the remainder of the game.

"Honestly speaking‚ I felt we lost two points.

"The reason why I say this is because we stuck to our gameplan‚ and for me it worked‚" Molekwa said afterwards.

"We played good football‚ especially in the first half where we were able to rotate the ball.

"Calm‚ not rushing‚ getting those openings until we got a goal from a corner. And we gave Pirates a problem.

"And in the second half‚ yes they came strong. But it was something I warned the players about.

"That Pirates have a lot of good forward players‚ and are good in the attacking third‚ they were going to play with a lot of movement.

"And we needed to guard against that. We also needed to concentrate for the whole 45 minutes.

"And we did that. Unfortunately we could not hold on until the game finished.

"But I cannot fault the boys that much. I thought they fought very hard.

"We were coming from a loss (2-1 against Kaizer Chiefs)‚ and we wanted to get three points.

"We didn't. But‚ anyway‚ we take a point and build from this going to the SuperSport game."

Twelfth-placed City meet SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday night.

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