Cheetahs holding themselves back

Sun, 04 May 2014 14:12
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Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske said that his side's lack of discipline was their biggest issue in their defeat to the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske said that his side's lack of discipline was their biggest issue in their defeat to the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.

The visitors had taken a healthy lead into the half-time break, but the Bulls rallied well to come from behind and hand the Cheetahs a defeat that left them at the bottom of the standings.

Drotske said his troops had enough opportunities to score in the second half that would have increased their chances of winning the match.

“We had one or two opportunities in the second half where we should have finished and we did not and that is the way this game is at this level,” Drotske said.

“I thought our discipline let us down in the second half, too many penalties which put a lot of pressure on us and we let it slip in the second half with one or two opportunities.”

The Cheetahs coach was left frustrated after dominating the first half only to watch his side let things slip.

“At half-time I thought we were doing reasonably well and in the second half the Bulls' maul was quite effective and forced a lot of penalties and that put a lot of pressure on us,” he said.

“Every time we conceded a penalty, they kicked out and we had to defend for the next five minutes,” he said.

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