May Day Demolition Derby


In what is possibly the biggest battle of the current season; AmaTuks travel to Olen Park to do battle with Jomo Cosmos in what is certain to be an epic 6-pointer on May Day. 

AmaTuks and Jomo Cosmos are tied on 21 points with AmaTuks edging Cosmos on goal difference for 14th position on the log standings. 

Their previous three results on the road AmaTuks lost 2-1 to Bidvest Wits at the Bidvest Stadium, then drew 1-1 with Mpumalanga Black Aces in Mbombela before picking up a cruicial 4-2 win against Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

Jomo Cosmos, however, have picked up one point in their last three games at home. They lost 4-2 to SuperSport United and also lost 1-0 to Bidvest Wits then they drew 0-0 against Bloemfontein Celtic.

While Cosmos will have their full squad available, AmaTuks will be without center back Partson Jaure who is serving his suspension after picking up his fourth yellow card in the mid-week match against Kaizer Chiefs

"It is s very disappointing that we could not get points against Kaizer Chiefs but against Cosmos it is a whole different ball game and we have to focus on what we do best. This is the game of football, every game is a pressure game whether you play against Mamelodi Sundowns or Kaizer Chiefs or Jomo Cosmos and if you cannot handle the pressure you should not be in the game. We are involved in a mini league and it is important that we get maximum points against direct competition. There is nothing we can do about other results; for me it is all about what we can control. We got points against Maritzburg, we got a point against Celtic and we still have to play Cosmos and Polokwane City. We are playing in a mini league and the more points we get from those teams the better chance we have." Said Coach Bartlett

"No-one goes into a game wanting a draw or to lose the match, as players we go into every game looking for maximum points. It's never nice to lose a match but we rally behind each other a push each other to the next game. The players are more confident in their own play and also in the team. We have four tough fixture remaining until the end of the season and as players we know what we have to do;" added AmaTuks shot stopper Tristyn Coetsee







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