Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen reaction to Free State Stars result
Posted: 7 December 2017 Time: 11:26
Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen felt his team deserved at least a point in the 2-1 defeat to Free State Stars.
Stars struck after the break through Goodman Dlamini and Sinethemba Jantjie before Siphelele Magubane reduced the deficit on the hour mark at Goble Park on Wednesday night.
The loss stretched Arrows' winless run to nine games and leaves them fifth in the Premiership standings with 17 points from 13 fixtures - two points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who boast three matches in hand.
"We definitely deserved something out of this game after a very strong second half showing," Larsen told his club's website.
"We struggled playing into a strong wind first half but used the conditions to our advantage in the second.
"We gave ourselves an uphill task after conceding after only two minutes of the restart. We threw everything at Stars with the score at 2-1 and could have equalised had it not been for some tenacious defending by the home team."
Larsen added: "[Lehlohonolo] Nonyane played a good 55 minutes after a lengthy lay off. Great to see him back giving a solid performance."
Abafana Bes'thende next host Sundowns at Princess Magogo Stadium on Sunday (15h30).