Chippa United head coach Clinton Larsen bemoaned the fact that his side gave away possession too cheaply against Kaizer Chiefs.
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The Chilli Boys' Nedbank Cup campaign came to an end after suffering a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Chiefs on Saturday evening.
Despite ending up on the losing side, Larsen was pleased with the effort from his charges on the night.
"Too much turnover from us in the first half," Larsen told SuperSport TV.
"We sorted a few things out at half-time, made a few changes and it made an immediate impact. Going 2-1 up and conceding the way we did was amateurish. Very disappointed how we conceded the first three goals.
"It wasn't meant to be. I must credit the boys for the effort they put in, it was a good run. Taking in to consideration the situation of the club at the moment, we definitely punched above our weight."
"We had to take risks. We had to defend intelligently when we got the three bookings at the back.
"Really pleased with the second-half performance, though.
"Before tonight, we had only lost three games from January to April, so that's a remarkable recovery from where we were in December. We've drawn a lot of confidence from the performances we've been putting together so we're confident of doing well in our remaining games."