Register Login Live

PSL

Two Key Maritzburg Players To Miss Downs Clash, Tinkler Not Pleased

Maritzburg United head coach Eric Tinkler has called for balance from the referees after two key players will now miss the match against Mamelodi Sundowns after picking up yellow cards.

Read: Chiefs Down Maritzburg To Keep Slim Title Hopes Alive

The Team of Choice failed to take advantage of Baroka's slip-up against Highlands Park as they lost 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday evening.

To add insult to injury, Maritzburg will now be without the services of Miguel Timm and Siphesihle Ndlovu, who will be suspended for accumulation of yellow cards.

"This is how the ball rolls unfortunately. First tackle we make, we get a yellow card. Same (Chiefs) player makes two tackles, no warning. It doesn't balance out," Tinkler told SuperSport after the game.

"That's all I'm asking. Let their be balance. If you going to give my player a yellow card for his first tackle, then you should have given (Daniel) Cardoso, which he didn't.

"The (Timm) Miguel one. The ball was out, the linesman even said it was out and that it's a throw-in.

The referee decides no. My decision is a yellow and it's a free-kick. Consistency, that's disappointment like you said. It's not like we are blessed with a big squad and they (Timm and Ndlovu) are key players that we now miss in a crucial game like (Mamelodi) Sundowns."

On the actual game, Tinkler felt his brought the defeat on themselves by making defensive errors.

"You create chances, but you don't take them and then you commit certain defensive errors. If you don't show the character and maturity, you going to get punished and that's precisely what happened," he added.

"We had the chances before that (Allie's clearance), and we didn't take those chances. You not going to tell me that it was opportunities that they created, it was opportunities we created for them. That's the disappointment for me. All the chances they created was because of our errors, not because of their inventiveness or creative play. It was our mistakes.

"You got take the chances you have. Right at the start of the second half, we go 1-0 up and the pressure is all on them."

 

4 comments

Top 5

Insiders Give Positive Motshwari Update

42 Oct 12, 2021 11:42 AM in Orlando Pirates

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Hunt, Middendorp Await Chiefs In Next 5 Clashes

32 Oct 12, 2021 04:49 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Official: Topflight Coach Asks To Leave…

16 Oct 12, 2021 08:22 AM in PSL

13 New Players Appear On Newcastle's Shortlist

3 Oct 14, 2021 12:28 PM in English Premier League

Shuffle, Junior, Shabba – The Amakhosi Legends Car Collection

9 Oct 15, 2021 01:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

10 Leading Free-Kick Scorers In History, Messi Closes In

Oct 14, 2021 07:26 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

New Bafana Concept Kit Made By Local Sportswear Brand

6 Oct 14, 2021 03:27 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Zidane Makes Newcastle Decision?

1 Oct 15, 2021 04:43 PM in English Premier League

Downs V City! All The Stadiums For Past 5 MTN8 Finals...

43 Oct 12, 2021 03:31 PM in MTN8 2021

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

4 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Malesela & Other Earmarked For Vacant Coaching Role?

6 Oct 12, 2021 10:10 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News