Golden Arrows coach Lehlohonolo Seema praised his side for 'leaving everything on the field of play' after their draw with Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon.
Arrows took the lead after just six minutes through a superb long-range strike from new signing Nqobeka Dlamini but Sundowns equalised and got a crucial away goal five minutes from time as Pavol Safranko got his first goal in a Brazilians shirt..
It was testament to Arrows' performance that the usually calm Sundowns looked uncharacteristically panicky at times and Seema could not fault the effort of his players.
"What can I say? These guys they left everything on the field of play today," the Abafaná Bes'thende mentor told SuperSport TV.
"We came up against a very good team. Well-structured team.
"Today they opted for something else. We tried to deny them space in the middle. They couldn't cope. They tried to press us high. We managed to come out and resist the pressing.
"After they conceded the goal, they decided to go out wide. We were under siege for the whole of the second half. I can tell you that first half we had one good chance to make it 2-0. Had we gone 2-0 up it was going to be a different story.
"But once again credit must go to the boys. And the way we finished - we could have snatched it as much as we were under pressure. Like I said now that we are getting there - there are those moments that under normal circumstances and maybe the conditioning also - it was for both teams I know.
"If the conditions were better, there are some chances we could have used better. But I'm happy with the performance today."