Davids labels opponents as 'masters of time wasting'

Premiership

Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids has labelled Baroka FC as the "masters of time-wasting" after his side was held to a goalless draw on Thursday.

The Buccaneers failed to gain ground in the DStv Premiership standings after being held to a disappointing goalless draw by relegation-threatened Baroka.

Pirates dominated proceedings throughout the encounter but were made to rue a number of missed chances in front of goal, while co-coach Davids was left frustrated by the opposition's perceived time-wasting.

"It is a game where let's be honest, we should have won," he said.

"You can't fault the players in terms of creating the chances, in terms of dominance and in terms of putting them on the back foot and not getting anything against you.

"They had their few moments from counter-attack situations but we know we should have done better today to seal the victory. These moments in the first half, you have to take it, you have to open up the game because we played into their hands.

"They are the masters of the second half, Baroka, where you play with the ball in play for maybe 20 minutes because there's always a player going down. We knew it was coming always a player down.

"They are the masters of wasting time and making the ball in play moments to be not your normal 30 minutes of the ball in play, but bringing it down to 20 minutes and you don't get that extra time back. 

"In the second half, we knew, you don't get that momentum because there's always a player down, the goalkeeper is down, they break the momentum. They are really good at that, they are the masters of that.

"Previously it was [Elivs] Chipezeze going down, today it was just any player on the pitch going down, breaking the momentum, getting a stretcher on the pitch... Then you have to start again to be able to create the momentum."

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