Gareth Dickinson, coach of Port Elizabeth’s semiprofessional soccer outfit Highbury, was happy with the way his team played against Mthatha Bucks at the Gelvandale Stadium at the weekend.
Highbury shared a point with Bucks when the two sides played to a 1-1 draw at the Gelvandale Stadium on Sunday afternoon in a Safa Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe Second Division league match.
“I’m not happy about dropping two crucial points, because our aim is to try and win each game we play.
“However, I was very pleased with the effort and commitment and the way the players adapted to how we were going to play our game,” Dickinson said.
Bucks scored first in the 43 minute but the home side came back in the second half and equalised through a goal by Andries Mosehle on 80 minutes.
Dickinson said Highbury would have to be consistent in scoring goals to stay in the top five.
“Generally, we are playing well, we are very strong defensively.
“But going forward, we still need to improve and I would like to see an improvement in our offensive play.
“We have had some progress. There are no longer weak teams in this league,” Dickinson said.