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Bucs Coach Reacts To Lorch's Costly Penalty Miss

Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer has reacted to Thembinkos Lorch's costly penalty miss in the defeat to Golden Arrows.

Read: Lorch Misses Penalty As Pirates Fall To Arrows

Pirates slipped to fifth spot in the DStv Premiership standings after suffering a 2-0 loss to Abafana Bes'thende on Tuesday evening.

The Soweto giants were awarded a penalty in the 58 minutes with Arrows leading 1-0 but Lorch sent his spot-kick well over the cross, before Pule Mmodi went on to bag the second goal minutes later.

When asked if there was pressure on Lorch to score the penalty, Zinnbauer told SuperSport, "It's not a pressure for him, he's an experienced player, he scored in the MTN8 the penalty and now it's football, you need luck in this game. We had 20 minutes more, we couldn't score," he said.

"We have some games you don't have the first opportunity to score, you have the penalty and you don't score, that is not enough for us. I'm very disappointed, I'm frustrated.

"If you make a mistake then you get a goal, these players it's not their intention, it's a game you have to win, they fight, they run, they do what they can.

"We lost the game in the first-half, we had opportunities to score, Lorch is a top player, normally he scores but today it was not possible, all the players are frustrated. You saw after the game the heads go down.

"They know they had opportunities, we did not make the best game but we can make a draw or maybe more but now it's important we take our heads up and start again."

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