Larsen: We didn’t deserve anything


The Team of Choice outplayed their provincial rivals, with goals from Kurt Lentjies and Mohammed Anas earning Maritzburg just their first home win of the season.

“Credit to Maritzburg, they played like a team fighting for their lives,” Larsen told SuperSport after the game. “We told our boys we needed to match them for the fight today, and I thought we did that in the first half, but there was very loose defending in the second half, although we were pushing for a winner ourselves and were caught.

“But I don’t think we did enough in the final third, we didn’t create any clear-cut chances. There was a big penalty decision in the first half which I’d like to see again because if it was a penalty, who knows how the game could have panned out?

“But on the balance of play, I don’t think we deserved anything out of this game today.”

Despite the setback, the Arrows coach says his team will continue to work towards their goal for the end of the season.

“We’ve got a very thin squad – all our depth comes from our Diski team, but we’ll keep fighting: we have our own objectives, they have there’s, but we’ll keep fighting for the 40 points we’ve set ourselves,” he said.

“Nine games to go now, and we’ll keep plugging away.”

Arrows remain eighth on the log following the defeat, one point behind Orlando Pirates.