Larsen: We played well but returned empty handed

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Golden Arrows head coach Clinton Larsen
  • Post published:March 8, 2017

Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen says he was disappointed to have returned home empty-handed after suffering a 2-0 defeat against Platinum Stars on Tuesday.

Abafana Bes’thende fell to their eighth defeat in the Absa Premiership this season through goals by Tintswalo Tshabalala and Bongi Ntuli as Dikwena walked away with all three points at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

The 46-year-old coach believed his side dominated the second half but lacked composure in the final third but Larsen has reserved special praise for his young players’ performance on the day.

‘We could have played all night and not scored, it was one of those games. A dominant 2nd half performance as we created chance after chance without any joy,’ Larsen told the Golden Arrows website.

‘Most pleasing for us was the performances of our young brigade. Gumede, Ndwandwe, S.Dube, Sibiya, Molefe, Sibeko and Hlongwane all showing that they are the future of our club.

Larsen continued to say that he was disappointed to have walked away without any points but insists that he is proud of Abafana Bes’thende’s overall performance.

‘To play so well away from home and return empty handed is disappointing but there is certainly much to be proud of. We will continue to believe in and give our young players opportunities to play,’ He added.

Golden Arrows will next welcome Maritzburg United to the Princess Magogo Stadium when the two sides meet in the Nedbank Cup on Sunday.

Kick-off has been scheduled for 15:00.

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