Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela believes the 7-1 league defeat at the hands of Orlando Pirates was not a true reflection of his team’s performance at Orlando Stadium.

The Buccaneers netted three goals before half-time through Tshegofatso Mabasa, Relebohile Mofokeng, and Kabelo Dlamini.

The second half turned into a horrible nightmare for Abafana Bes’thende, who conceded four times although Mabasa missed a penalty in the 49th minute.

Arrows’ solitary goal came from substitute Lungelo Nguse in the 77th minute. Komphela insisted there was little difference between the clubs but argued his side could’ve scored at least six goals in the game.

“A very difficult match in terms of numbers, the number of goals scored, and one would say I don’t think they are a true reflection of the scoreboard. It should have probably been 7-5 or 7-6, maybe against us.

“But I thought Orlando Pirates took their chances; we could have taken ours as well. In fact, before they scored theirs, we had a chance that (Kagiso) Malinga missed. I’m sure Malinga had two that he could have buried, (Nduduzo) Sibiya also had one with a left foot, and so you count them.

“And easily when it was 5-0, then it could have been 5-4 and it’s game on. There are about three chances, one-on-one that you count,” Komphela told SuperSport TV.