Orlando Pirates boss Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic feels his side’s 4-2 PSL win over Chippa United on Tuesday night flattered their performance.
Bucs opened the scoring through a Happy Jele header from a setpiece before Chippa hit back thanks to a howler from goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane.
Pirates went ahead again via an own goal before Vincent Pule scored from the penalty spot to go 3-1 up.
Then Bucs made life difficult from themselves with an own goal of their own to let the Chilli Boys back into the game.
Substitute Kudakwashe Mahachi, however, sealed the three points four minutes from time to cut the lead to league leaders Wits ahead of their showdown with Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday night.
But boss Micho wasn’t happy with the job his manne did, saying: “We have played against a very good team and matches of this magnitude are always the hardest because you can underestimate and then get served something different on the field of play.
“We started very well. Then allowing that combination play through the centres to concede that goal. Luckily our second goal came when their player wanted to head the ball to his goalkeeper. At half-time, we agreed that we wanted to defend not by sitting back but by possessing the ball.
“However, it was going in a direction where we got that penalty leading to 3-1 and then from 3-1 wishing to kill off the game and then we concede a goal once more and then water was coming to the mouth.”