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We were lucky - Ackermann

 Aug 31,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann said his team were lucky to snatch a share of the spoils against Western Province in Johannesburg on Friday. 

The side from the Cape held a 25-10 advantage at half-time before the hosts fought their way back to claim a 31-31 draw thanks to a late penalty.

"I can't ask for more passion and commitment than we showed in the second half, but maybe I can ask for a better start," Ackermann said after the game.

"It's hard work catching up and we were lucky to do it. You can't do that for 10 weeks in a row."

The Lions scored four tries and earned three league points from the game, compared with Western Province's two.

"It's true, three log points is a big positive because otherwise I'd have really mixed feelings about a draw," he said.

"At one stage I thought 'what are we in for here?' but we turned it around and we could've won the match. I'm very proud of the character the team showed." 

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