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Clinton Larsen says Golden Arrows were fearless against Orlando Pirates

Posted: 24 November 2017 Time: 13:00

Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen says his team showed no fear against Soweto giants Orlando Pirates.

Arrows held Pirates to a goalless draw at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday, having lost 21 of 30 previous meetings with the Buccaneers.

"Another positive result on the road for the club," said Larsen, whose side were beaten 1-0 by Bucs in the last-16 of the Telkom Knockout on October 28.

"It's never easy playing at Orlando but our players showed no fear and gave their all to make sure we returned with a point.

"[Nkosingiphile] Gumede made three good saves to keep us in the game but we also had opportunities which [Jackson] Mabokgwane did well to save. We maintained good tactical discipline throughout and made it difficult for our opponents to break us down.

"We could have done much better with our counter and break attacks which lacked the killer final pass. Gumede and [Nkanyiso] Cele were our standout performers on the night."

With a third of the season gone, Abafana Bes'thende are two points behind log leaders Baroka heading into tomorrow's clash with fellow high-flyers Cape Town City at Princess Magogo Stadium (20h15).

Article by: Staff Reporter
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