After a stoppage time equaliser against Golden Arrows on Saturday, Swallows Head Coach Brandon Truter says scoring late is becoming a part of Swallows’ DNA, but he feels they should’ve won the game.
Despite dominating the DStv Premiership match, Swallows looked to be heading to a defeat after Arrows had taken the lead through Brandon ‘Seth’ Parusnath. Vuyo Mere rescued things just before the final whistle.
Truter says they should’ve won the game easily, but some disappointing decision making in the final third let them down.
“Sho, I think we were all over them, I think we had the better chances, especially in the first half, we could have gone in two or three nil up,” Truter said after the game.
“But our decision making in the final third, Mbokoma, there was a tuck on his shirt as well. There was a 3 v 2 with Sekgota, Mbokoma and Mahlatsi. So, ja, good moments, good moments, bad decision makings in the first half, and then second half, we piled on the pressure trying to get the goal.”
“And then one counter attack, one counter attack.”
“And then the counter attack, I think we thought we it was organized because we managed to get numbers behind the ball, but they did put it in the box, and then all of a sudden get a shot. Brandon got late into the box and finished it.”
“But other than that, I think it was a good tactical game. Arrows I think came here for a point, they’re more happy than us. But as a result, you can see with this setup, but they are our counter attacking team, even in previous games, that’s how the score and we guard against it in, then one moment, one lapse of concentration, they got one, and they scored the goal.”
“That put us under pressure, on the backfoot a bit, to try to get the goal, we had to change things, we just couldn’t continue playing the Swallows way and we had to change things and tactically.”
“We put two main strikers up, we change the formation into a 4141. But it managed to payoff. Again, 94th minute. I think it’s Swallows’ DNA now with 94 minutes to score a goal. It’s showed character, it showed that we don’t give up. But it’s sometimes not good for the heart.”