Swallows Head Coach Brandon Truter says he thought they had the game in the bag with five minutes to go, so was disappointed to draw 1-1 with TTM on Sunday.
The visitors scored in stoppage time from the penalty spot to force the draw in the DStv Premiership match at the Dobsonville Stadium.
Truter says it was a difficult game, and he had hoped his team would be able to close shop in those final minutes.
“Ja, difficult, difficult game. At 85 minutes, we would be saying thank you very much, three point is in the bag,” Truter said after the game.
“But then again, we throw it away with two minutes ago. And you refresh the legs, again at 86 minutes, and then you should know you closing down and going for the win.”
“Then one simple mistake, one simple, simple mistake, and you give two points away. So ja, it’s our seventh draw in the league now, we scoring at least, but we’re also conceding now at alarming rates, or a worrying rate, let’s put it that way.”
“So there’s something to work on. Last 10 minutes of the game, last five minutes or 15 minutes of the game, we have to manage it, and the boys needs to grow. We rely on the experience at that help us through.”
“But I’m hoping we learn from these mistakes and we grow. But up until that stage, I was happy with the performance. I was happy with the guys, we looked like we wanted to win, we looked like we had the three points as well.”
“So ja, emotionally it’s a bit difficult but that’s what football is about, it’s a very emotional game. Ja, we have to get on with it, we have to get over it and come back and prepare for the next game.”
Swallows have some time to work on things after their game against Mamelodi Sundowns that was scheduled for this week was postponed. They are only in action again on the 20th of March when they travel to play Chippa United in Gqeberha.