Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt was less than impressed with the side's defending in the 2-2 draw with Stellenbosch at FNB Stadium.
Nathan Sinkala and Phathutshedzo Nange twice gave Stellies the lead late in the game but Leonardo Castro and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo salvaged a point for Amakhosi.
"It's been a problem for us, our Achilles heel this season, that area of the pitch, it cost us again tonight so disappointed," Hunt said on SuperSport TV after the match.
"A little bit flat at times but we got into the game, the second goal took a little bit out of us but all in all disappointed with the result because I thought you gotta be better than that.
"You gotta see the games out but they obviously had a foothold in the game, they got the goal, we chase it and once we got it, we got to 2-1 and you think 'ok'... then we had Castro off the field," he went on.
"I mean the second goal was really schoolboy, same position, bad defending, something that has cost us all season.
"You don't want a game against Stellenbosch to go from end to end because that suits them, you want to say a little bit compact and we start chasing it, then the game opens up and it suits them.
"Because they got the type of strikers, the three of them like to play in half-space, the drop off and if you don't get tight, they bounce it and then you are in trouble and then we chase.
"As soon as we went 2-1... as I said we need to be better. It's two areas of the pitch that cost us the whole season."
Hunt was asked about the strikers having to do better in the game and he was technical about it before pointing out that they need to be 100 times better.
"If you are striker you gotta feel, you gotta sense it and you gotta be working across the ball, across the goal. We work at the goal. There's big difference in what I'm saying and the whole night we're working away from the goal, you gotta work across it.
"And we didn't do it but I mean I thought we still had enough, we had good couple of opportunities in the first half and we didn't take, very disappointed with the result because I think, it's a home game, we gotta try do what we have been doing in the last couple of weeks.
"But it's a different type of game because they are a different type of team but as I said, you can study, analyse teams but every game is different and we need to play a little bit better, well 100 times better," he added.