Cavin Johnson offers his verdict on KZN Derby stalemate

The 58 year tactician expressed contentment after the KZN Derby against Maritzburg United yielded a point in front of an electric King Zwelithini Stadium atmosphere in the Absa Premiership on 12 September 2017.

Johnson praised the fighting spirit from the Durban based outfit for their gallant display against their in-form rivals led by South African born tactician, Fadlu Davids.

“They are on top of the log. For us to get a point from them I think its good thing, but at the same time we had one or two chances in the first half which we could have buried.”

“I thought we could have controlled the game better in the first half. They came back in the second half and they really put the heat on in the first 15 minutes, but we were able to control that. Then, we, ourselves did not hold position well in the second half.”

“We let in an easy goal, an own goal but it happens in football. Then after that we had to push. When we did push they played a bit of a long ball. We got the goal but I thought in that moment when we were behind we were pushing, we could have stole it in the end, by 2-1 I’m sure.”

“Their goal keeper made some important saves, there was one incident I think where made two or three saves, one after the other. ”

“For us though we are a new team in the PSL. We are playing at King Zwelithini. We’re going to try and make King Zwelithini AmaZulu’s dominant house, and as long as we can do that then we can go forward. The team is getting there and improving slowly,” said Johnson.

Jonson and his troops are already bracing themselves to slug it out against Golden Arrows away in another local derby on Sunday, 17 September 2017. The match will be played at Princess Magogo Stadium, kickoff 15:00.

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