The Madibaz did well to maintain control of the game in foul weather conditions that caused play to break down on several occasions.
“The playing conditions were even worse than last week’s game against Wits,” said Madibaz head coach David Maidza.
“Having said that, there weren’t many handling errors from either team. It was actually a high quality game.”
Maidza said he was very happy with the cohesive and determined performance from his players.
“I think the boys did very well to stick to the systems and structures and really played together as a team.”
He said he was heartened by the improvement shown in various facets of their game that had been lacking in previous weeks.
“Every week it’s a case of improving those facets that we’re not great at. I thought our defensive effort was brilliant and our game management was also spot on.”
Maidza said where there had been handling errors, these had been on the attack rather than in their key defensive aspects.
The men from Port Elizabeth have now jumped two places in the standings and currently lie third overall behind FNB Ikeys and log leaders FNB NWU-Pukke.
They face FNB Shimlas in their final must-win match of the round-robin section next week.
“There’s no other way of us getting into the semis apart from winning.