Tinkler hails character in win

Premiership

The win moves, via a second half goal from Judas Moseamedi, moves City to within two points of league leaders BidVest Wits, though they have played a game more.  

“It was a very tough game and we had to hold on towards the end,” Tinkler admits. “They were throwing a lot of aerial balls into our box but I thought we dealt with it quite well.

“It was always going to be difficult, they are fighting for their lives, it’s that stage of season. We were also coming off a poor result against Maritzburg, not just a poor result in fact but a poor performance.

“It was not anywhere near our best, but character, hard work, good unity and a good team performance.

“I thought we started very lively, the first 10/15 minutes we started very well and the young boy Letsie [Koapeng] had a good chance which the keeper made a good save from.

“After that we kind of dropped off and allowed them to play to their strengths. They were playing really with three strikers up top and looking to break on the counter.

“Our shape was a lot better in the second half, when we made the changes they were at the right time. A good cross from [Vincent] Kobola, probably the only time he got forward, and Juda [Moseamedi] scored.”
Tinkler has special praise for his young forward, who was making a rare start.

“Juda worked extremely hard tonight, we started him out of the right as an experiment and he had a fantastic performance over the 90 minutes.”

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