Kenya Harlequins tactician Charles Cardovillis says his team got too comfortable and nearly gave away their lead against Mwamba in a rescheduled Kenya Cup played on Sunday.
The game seemed to be over as the Ngong Road-based side took a 24-5 lead to the break. In the final half, Harlequins seemed to become complacent allowing Mwamba to run in three late tries leaving just three points between them.
The side managed to hang on the slim lead and won 29-26. Cardovillis is relieved to have bagged all maximum points from the tie and he stated that they were unable to control the game in the later stage. He admits that his substitutes did not match up to the tempo of the game.
“We had done the business and I think the boys took the foot off the gas. Sometimes when you got such a comfortable lead you come a bit complacent. I also feel some of the subs did not live up to the tempo.” Cardovillis said.
“We started playing like our opponents and when we needed to control them. We, however, picked five points and we will work on that.” He added.
Harlequins look to continue their first run when they face Menengai Oilers in Nakuru on Saturday.
Now that we are done with Eva!
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