Stellenbosch FC coach Steve Barker was disappointed his aspect was unable to order all three points from their 2021/22 DStv Premiership opener against Orlando Pirates.
Barker’s team drew 2-2 with the Buccaneers after Waseem Isaacs opening the scoring for Stellies at the Orlando Stadium after honest three minutes forward of Deon Hotto equalised for the dwelling aspect within the 18th minute.
Ntsikelelo Nyauza was pushed aside quickly forward of half of-time, however 10-man Orlando Pirates took the lead thru Goodman Mosele within the 49th minute.
Recent signing Judas Moseamedi secured a level for Stellenbosch along with his 55th-minute equaliser.
Talking to SuperSport after the game, Barker acknowledged: “Clearly we had an infinite delivery to the game, getting the early goal.
“But because the predominant-half of went on I belief Pirates’ form and their formation was inflicting problems. They’d a encourage three and they had overloads in huge areas basically on the ethical however also on the left-hand aspect so we were a small bit bit on the backfoot and needed to cope with those cases.
“It was one in every of of us that we wanted to procure into half of-time and readjust. Then obviously Pirates acquired the red card. They’d to procure a tactical commerce which utterly modified my half of-time team talk. Going into halftime team talk it was more about having the extra man won’t guarantee you the game. You unruffled have to work it. We needed to procure a trend to transfer the ball spherical sooner. On account of they’d play deeper and on transition.
“All in all, faraway from home against Pirates to procure a level generally you might be after all cheerful about it. But as of late a small bit bit disappointed. Feels cherish two points loss. On the sure aspect each and each our strikers getting on the scoresheet which is a mountainous plus for us.”
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