The conditions played a part – Gavin Hunt

The conditions played a part – Gavin Hunt

In trying to make sense of SuperSport United being mauled 4-0 by Stellenbosch FC and dumped out of the Nedbank Cup, coach Gavin Hunt said the playing surface and windy conditions were a factor.

Hunt also admitted Matsatsantsa were second best.

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Stellies led 1-0 at halftime and returned from the break to completely outplay SuperSport, with Hunt saying they were never settled.

''We never adapted to the conditions, that's for sure, we couldn't get ahold of it. We just didn't adapt, we went behind at a wrong time early and after half time it just killed it,'' said Hunt.

Hunt refused to point fingers at the youngsters in the squad for the quarterfinal tie.

''In these types of games they will have to learn, it is not all about niceness, it was a really ugly affair. Will take it game by game, and we got to look at ourselves collectively,'' added Hunt.

Even the senior players looked unsure of themselves at the Danie Craven Stadium, added coach Hunt.

''There was some hesitancy, is the ball going to come, is it not going to come. We were caught between a rock and a hard place, like I said we didn't adapt,'' he concluded.

SuperSport have now failed to keep a clean sheet since September last year, and while Hunt admits they were not at the races against Stellies he played down the suggestion they lacked “energy”.