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Double Action ease past Security Systems

19 Mar 2023

Double Action have on Saturday eased past Security Systems with a 2-0 victory in the ongoing Gaborone Region Women’s League Division 1.

A goal in each half earned Double Action the valuable three points. Despite starting on a low tempo, the game gained momentum midway in the first half and it was Double Action who appeared to have an upper hand, therefore getting the lead.

Security Systems was forced to change their game plan and up their game in the second half, but they nonetheless continued to be wasteful in front of goals, while their opponents on the other hand capitalised on their sloppy defence to get a second goal.

In a post-match interview, Double Action coach, William Monene said although he was happy with the three points, his team’s performance was in some instances sloppy. He said the team started the match on a high note eager to get an early goal.

He added that despite creating a couple of scoring chances, the players failed to capitalise on their opponents’ sluggish performance.

“In the first 10 minutes of the match players had clear-cut chances, but failed to convert them,” he said.

He also said in spite of failing to get a goal as per their initial game plan, he had to encourage players to calm down, regroup and play their normal game of passing the ball and look for spaces to penetrate their opponents.

“Our makeshift plan worked as our first goal was a pass from the midfield, which was cut in by a winger and converted by an attacker,” he said.

Despite the win, Monene gave their opponents credit, saying they came with a good plan, defending deep and trying to catch them with counter attacks.

Although not happy with his players’ standard of ball retention, coach Monene was impressed with the overall team’s performance and was confident that they would rectify their mistakes in the next fixtures.

Meanwhile, Security Systems coach, Omphile Madala said the game was well balanced and was of the view that had the team converted before their opponents scored, the game would have ended differently.

He regretted that his team had some scoring chances but missed them.

Madala also blamed officials for ruining the match, saying they failed to award his team clear penalties on two occasions, which he oopined would have ended in a draw and a fair result for them.

He nonetheless credited the players for performing well in the second half, but regretted that lack of concentration and defending deep in the last 20 minutes allowed Double Action to attack.

He also applauded the players for gaining confidence and gradually working on a winning formula.

Systems coach however expressed hope that in the second round, the team would be determined not to lose any points. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Moshe Galeragwe

Location : GABORONE

Event : football match

Date : 19 Mar 2023