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  Published 18 December 2017
UNITED DESERVED DERBY WIN SAYS FADLU
 
 
 


Maritzburg United head coach Fadlu Davids felt his team were somewhat unfortunate not to take more
than a point from Sunday's Absa Premiership clash at Golden Arrows.

   
 

The match at the Princess Magogo Stadium ended in a 0-0 draw but could well have gone in favour of the Pietermaritzburg men had it fallen for them in front of goal.

 

Considering the busy fixture schedule of late though, coach Fadlu was satisfied with the overall showing of his team in KwaMashu.

 

"I could see in the last 10 minutes of the game the effects on our players the intensity of the Sundowns game (last Saturday night). They couldn't really get going into the final stretch, the final push," he said.

 

"But it’s understandable, it was a high intensity game. Arrows had a full week to recover. But I think overall we had the better chances to win the game easily. In the second half their goalkeeper made a fantastic save.

 

"We really went for it in the second half, with all our chances, hitting the post, goalkeeper making brilliant saves. I think 3-0 would have been a fair score, taking into account our second half performance.

 

"We got into positions, but just not finishing it off. We have to work on the final decision, the final shot, because we get into the areas we want to, in terms of our structure, in terms of our build-up play, but we have to work on it to score more goals. Defensively we were very good, we did well to control the Arrows counter-attacks," Fadlu added.

 

The Team of Choice tactician concluded by saying that after a couple of days back at training this week, the team will head off for their Christmas break before reporting back on December 27 as they get ready for their clash away to Ajax Cape Town on January 5.

 

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