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Baxter praises ‘classic’ goals by Dolly, Billiat

Win against Swallows takes Chiefs to second spot

Neville Khoza Journalist
Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs scores past Jody February of Swallows FC during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 football match between Swallows FC and Kaizer Chiefs.
Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs scores past Jody February of Swallows FC during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 football match between Swallows FC and Kaizer Chiefs.
Image: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter lauded his attacking players Keagan Dolly, Khama Billiat and Bernard Parker following their 3-1 win over Swallows at Dobsonville Stadium.

Billiat scored the brace while Dolly netted the other to hand Chiefs all three points and saw them move to second on the DStv Premiership log standings.

Baxter was pleased with the three performances, and described the three goals they scored as classics.

“I think the front three Bernard included, they all did very well. They pressed very well in the first half and that resulted in very good chances,” Barker told the club media department after the match.

“And if you give them an inch, they will take a yard. They found themselves with a little bit of space and three goals were the results.

“Very difficult game. The pitch was very troublesome and the wind was very strong. So, it made good football quite difficult.

“But we produced three classics of excellent play in scoring three goals and I think we managed the game quite well as it went on. I am a little bit upset that we conceded a goal. It was a bad mistake we made as a team to concede that.

“But all in all, 3-1 in the derby away from home is a good result.”

Baxter also handed Kearyn Baccus and Happy Mashiane their first starts of the campaign yesterday, and was also satisfied with their performance.

“With these games, we had in a very short time the load on the players was enormous, so we were cautious to the fact that we had a lot of changes, we tried to ease the load as well in the finish game and I thought Baccus was excellent in his role. It was good.”

Meanwhile, Swallows Brandon Truter feels his side were let down by poor finishing again.

Swallows have only scored three goals this season in the league.

“This is the story of our season, based on possession we were dominant, chances created we were dominant, based on box entries we were dominant,” Truter said.

“We were superior but they turned two balls over and they scored and that’s the difference at the moment for the individuals.

“We created chances, there was one team in the park but the difference is the quality and the turnovers and the mistakes we made.”

Following the defeat, Swallows dropped to the bottom of the table with eight points from 12 matches.

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