Baxter is dissatisfied with the Chiefs' defeat.
After a 1-0 defeat against Steve Baker's side at FNB Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, the Amakhosi were unable to maintain their winning streak and were forced to concede valuable points.
The result was Baxter's first ever loss to Stellenbosch in his first ever meeting with Barker's side, and he remarked that his team lacked the quality to break down a sturdy defensive block on the day in question.
'I think the first 15 minutes went well; it was a fast-paced game with us maintaining control. We held them back, but with their first attack, they broke free and passed our press, sending in a runner who, while not particularly dangerous, served as a warning shot.
Whether it made us more protective or not, we were very static as a result of that. It appeared that they had good control of the game; Steve had them well organized, and they used a low block to play with. They had a firm grip on the game and were in complete command.
"The goal came in the middle of that, and it put us on the back foot," says the coach. We needed to get back into the game, so we made a couple of tactical adjustments at halftime, including putting more guys up the field.
"However, I was of the opinion that our decision-making while we were in favorable circumstances was insufficient. Despite the fact that we moved the ball pretty swiftly in the second half, we weren't as committed to the patterns of movement that we had been doing previously.
"I didn't think we were as committed as I would have liked to see us." In order to break down a strong block, we needed to have high-quality tools. It takes a lot of mobility and awareness to break through a stout defense like that, so prepare to move around a lot and be watchful.
In terms of performance, it was adequate, but it lacked the edge we were looking for, and I believe the reason for this was that we did not make those decisions and did not read the situation early enough.
"It was not the outcome we desired, by any means."
Although they have only played nine games, the Glamour Boys are in in sixth place in the DStv Premiership table with 12 points, while Stellies have drawn level on points with league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who still have two games in hand.
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