Jonevret focused on league points

Premiership

Pirates recorded their first Absa Premiership win in 13 games as Ayanda Gcaba and Dove Wome scored in either half at Orlando Stadium, where the Team of Choice finished two men down after Brian Onyango and Deolin Mekoa picked up two bookings each.

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And despite the match being made that much easier for Pirates by the dismissals, Jonevret preferred to focus on the three points, which hoisted the Buccaneers back into the top-half of the league table.

“Maybe [for the fans] it was a fantastic game to watch, but for us it was very important to win the game, and it was also a clean sheet.” Jonevret told SuperSport after the game.

“In the end, I don’t know what to say. We had possibilities to score more goals with two red cards, but at the same time I’m not going to be angry about that because the important thing was to win the game.”

The coach was also pleased to see his tactical changes pay dividends after substitute Wome’s late goal, adding: “I thought you could see that there were a few players who looked a bit tired but we played two, three days ago [in the Nedbank Cup], but fresh legs [Wome’s introduction] won the game.”

“[Mpho] Makola has played good [sic] for us now but he also got tired after a while so, I couldn’t change everyone, I just wanted to have a few fresh legs.”

He concluded: “We are going to sleep well tonight, [Pirates fans] are a little bit more happy today.”

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