Following their 2-2 draw against Township Rollers last weekend, Galaxy coach Matshidiso Moseki says using Lobatse Sports Complex as their home ground in the Mascom Top8 semi final 1st leg worked against them.
He said despite the fact that they managed to get a point against their more fancied opponent’s, the result would have been much better had the fixture been played in Jwaneng.
The result now means that Rollers have a two-goal away advantage going into the second leg.
Galaxy were the first to find the back of the net 8 minutes into the game through Gilbert Baruti.
Motsholetsi Sikele leveled the matters on the 9th minute before Mosha Gaolaolwe’s header gave Popa a lead a minute before half time.
On the 77th minute Patrick Kaunda scored the second goal for Galaxy making it 2-2.
“During half time I told my boys we needed to do something and they showed much more determination in the second half and we managed to score an equalizing goal. There second goal, I still feel we could have done better because it was a free header in the box and a number of players including the goalkeeper were there. First half we were struggling in the midfield, our opponents were quick on the ball but we handled them well,” said Moseki.
Rollers’ Coach Nikola Kavazovic said they had three good chances in the second half to score a third goal before conceding the second goal.
He said his players are under pressure due to the recent incidents of violence on the pitch and are trying to be more cautious. “The violence that happened in their past game against Tafic now attracts attention on us. We are the most disciplined team. Edwin Moalosi was given yellow card for delaying the game but I feel it was a harsh decision,” he said. On other advertisements, take a look at silverwaterplumbing.com.au.