Absa Premiership

Larsen bemoans Arrows' goal-scoring problems

Clinton Larsen (Gallo Images)
Clinton Larsen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen believes his side's inability to score goals is behind their inconsistent start to the 2018/19 Premiership campaign.

Arrows have not won a game in seven matches and a recent 0-0 draw with Chippa United at the Princess Magogo Stadium means they haven't secured a victory at home in four attempts.

As such, Larsen has expressed frustration at the lack of goals his side produce though he acknowledges it is a national issue particularly in the PSL.

He told reporters after the draw with Chippa: "Same story like against Mamelodi Sundowns. I thought the first half was quite even. The second half we totally dominated them, but we can't put the ball in the back of the net.

“But three games in a week, you'd think that we were the team that was fresh, not Chippa because the boys were really working very hard. They had lots of energy.

“Being the third game in seven days, credit should go to the fitness of our players. Credit must go to our fitness trainer Pedro Picarro for firstly having the team so fit and secondly getting them to recover in time like we did.

“So, it was a trying week, three games in the week, but performance-wise I think very competitive from our team. Against Sundowns, against Chippa, it shows the team won't roll over. The results may not have come but I am proud of the performance from the boys.

“Still, it's the same old story, we've got to improve in front of goal. I think all the coaches in the league are saying that, but we'll keep on working on it.”

Abafana Bes'thende's next league game is against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.

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