“The players made silly mistakes. They must put more effort to their game”
Dalton Brothers’ hard labour on Saturday afternoon at the Galeshewe Stadium paid off handsomely in their Safa SAB Regional League encounter with bottom of the log The Students of Hartswater.
The half-time score was 1-0 with the full-time score ballooning to 4-1. Dalton’s coach Daddy Muchanga said in the post match interview that the team, despite the scoreline, had not yet arrived. “There is still some homework for the (Dalton) players to do. They must pull up their socks if they want to be compared with the top teams in the league.”
Dalton’s team manager Jomo Bonokwane was disappointed with their lack of concentration. “The players made silly mistakes. They must put more effort to their game”.
Dalton have gone 14 games for 22 points and remain in the league’s top eight.
Coach of the losing Students, James Shomoleile, said he did not know where to turn now. He remarked that he had recently signed on new players to boost their chances but with no effect on their standings. They still have a solitary win to their account after 14 games.
The match was, as expected, all one-way traffic, with the first goal coming via Dalton’s Lucky Lebwara in the first quarter-hour (1-0).
Dalton edged further away when they scored the second goal in open play in the 60th minute through Itumeleng Palweni.
Minutes later Dalton were awarded a penalty for a ball handling incident in the opponent’s goal area. Luthando Ntlola stepped up to the chalk spot and netted to make it 3-0.
A free-kick by the Students Lebogang Mlonyeni in the 73rd minute beat the Dalton goalkeeper hands down as it rattled the net behind him and they pulled one back to go to 3-1.
But the final goal of the day for Dalton came in the 79th minute when Gerald Pholo kicked home to end the game 4-1 in their favour.
Giddy van Rooyen