Moroka Swallows coach Gordon Igesund feels his side should have been more clinical against Platinum Stars on Saturday, but admits he is delighted to have got all the points
The Dube Birds made sure the PSL title race would go down to the final day of the season as Siyabonga Nomvethe once more delivered the goods, scoring a brace within the opening 12 minutes to spur the side on to a 2-1 victory.
The result left Swallows just two points behind Premiership leaders and defending champions Orlando Pirates, meaning the title will once more be decided on the final day of the campaign.
Looking back on this weekend’s encounter, Igesund felt his side took their foot off the pedal after securing the two early goals - which took Nomvethe’s PSL tally for this season to 20 - and that they were fortunate that this did not come back to haunt them.
“We got off to a flying start and scored two good goals, but we then should have kept the ball better,” Igesund says. “We created three or four really good opportunities to score after that but we could not capitalise on them.
“But we cannot do more than win and that is what we did today. We go into the last game now in a very positive frame of mind and hope that something happens on the other side.
“We have the three points here and now let’s hope that something happens for us.”
The South African also revealed he had sent his side out with an all-out attacking mentality, knowing they could not afford to drop any points if they hoped to remain in the hunt for league glory.
He added: “We fought hard (on Saturday) and went into the game without any holding midfielders. I thought, ‘let’s go for it and be attacking, let’s try score some goals’, and it worked. It was only really when we went down to 10 men that they started causing us problems with long balls into (Henrico) Botes and Nathan Paulse.”