'Platinum Stars didn’t know what to expect from Polokwane City'

Dikwena coach Freese was impressed with their 2-1 victory over Polokwane City, but admits they didn’t know what to expect from their opponents

Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese believes his side deserved more than just two goals in their league encounter against Polokwane City on Saturday afternoon.

Despite dominating possession for the majority of the game, Freese feels they struggled before scoring the opening goal, but says it was understandable, as they didn’t know to expect from their opponents.

“I think we did enough to have scored a little bit earlier, but we didn’t. They were like a closed book, so we didn’t know what we were up against, but slowly we started to get into the game and scored that goal,” said Freese after the game.

“It made us more comfortable than before to say we can start to play our football now. We were pushing too hard and we were making too many mistakes to try to score the first goal,” he said.

Polokwane City coach Duncan Lechesa believes a lack of experience from his team is what played a major role in their defeat against Dikwena, but he says they will be bringing in some new faces soon.

“A little bit of inexperience. We give goals away unnecessarily, but I think experience influenced the results.”

“We have to get experienced players sooner rather than later. These boys after they scored they realized that they can come back.

“After it draws they think they can sit back and after Platinum Stars scored they wanted to fight back. We need to fight from the word go,” said Lechesa after the game.

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