Lorch & Monare's displays delight JZ


Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer was delighted with the performances of Thembinkosi Lorch and Thabang Monare in the 3-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs.

Lorch got his first goal of the season as the Buccaneers thrash Chiefs at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Zakhele Lepasa and Vincent Pule getting the other goals.

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"It was a tough game. The first half, both teams got chances. But we got lucky, we were the first team that scored. And this was important for us. And we had the advantage. And then we played more of a counter game and had more chances to score but we didn't do this," Zinnbauer told SuperSport TV.

"But you could see in the second half, we were very compact. We fight for spaces and then we had chances and then you need luck for the second and third goal. And this was important. Compliments to the team. Compliments to Lorch, he had a top game. Congratulations."

"But the other guys, also. Pule's running, he made a good goal. And you saw the experience that Monare brought, very calm on the ball, he gave an option, he quietened the game a little bit. This was important."

When asked if he was pleased with the way his side started, the Zinnbauer replied: "Yes, it's not easy when in the last two games, the first half was not good. And we became minute by minute better in our performance.

"But the new players still need time to adjust to tactics and with conditioning."