Clinton Larsen bemoans old problem for Golden Arrows' downfall this season


Arrows are on a seven-match winless run, while a recent goalless draw with Chippa United at Princess Magogo Stadium means they are yet to win at home this season in four attempts.

Larsen says scoring goals is at the heart of their problems, although he acknowledges the Durban-based outfit are not alone in this regard.

''Same story like against Mamelodi Sundowns. I thought the first half was quite even. The second half we totally dominated them but we can't put the ball in the back of the net,'' Larsen told reporters after the stalemate in KwaMashu last weekend.

''But three games in a week, you'd think that we were the team that was fresh, not Chippa because the boys were really working very hard. They had lots of energy.

''Being the third game in seven days, credit should go to the fitness of our players. Credit must go to our fitness trainer Pedro Picarro for firstly having the team so fit and secondly getting them to recover in time like we did.

''So it was a trying week, three games in the week, but performance-wise I think very competitive from our team. Against Sundowns, against Chippa, it shows the team won’t roll over. The results may not have come but I am proud of the performance from the boys.

''Still, it’s the same old story, we’ve got to improve in front of goal. I think all the coaches in the league are saying that but we'll keep on working on it.''

Regarding Arrows’ winless streak, he added: ''We went through it last season, we went 10 games without a win. So we just have to look forward to the next game.''

Abafana Bes’thende next visit log leaders Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday.