Baxter Disappointed By Derby
08 December 2012
Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter felt the Soweto derby failed to match expectations as a spectacle, while he was also disappointed with the officiating on Saturday.
Amakhosi drew 1-1 with Orlando Pirates, with Lehlohonolo Majoro cancelling out Bucs striker Collins Mbesuma's first-half opener at FNB Stadium.
The top-of-the-table clash was supervised by referee Robert Smith.
Baxter said afterwards: "I'm disappointed really, I wanted the game to be better and I wanted the officiating to be stronger.
"I wanted it to be a great game of football, but it was more of a battle, as both teams kept giving the ball away. We started playing percentages, so it was not classic stuff.
"I don't know about anyone else, but I would have liked to have seen stronger officiating," he reiterated.
"I was getting upset, Roger (Sea Robbers mentor De Sa) was getting upset, maybe the referee was getting upset."
The Briton, though, thought the result was fair on both sides.
He added: "They could have won it, we could have won it, so I guess I will have to be satisfied."
The stalemate leaves Baxter's outfit three points ahead of Premiership champions Pirates at the summit after 14 games apiece.