However, Mapalastina progressed to the semi finals 4-3 on aggregate. Police XI defender, Katlego Masole converted a penalty which handed Rollers their first defeat in 15 matches. Harrison said: “It will not affect us. We have to come back stronger in the next match. I just told the players that we got away with murder today.
Despite losing we are going into the semi final. If it was a league match, it could have been a nightmare. We can draw on that, we can use it as a solace and come back stronger.”
Rollers missed a number of key players, but Harrison is adamant that did not have an impact on the result.
“What let us down today was the lack of desire and passion,” he said. “I could have picked any eleven from the squad and they would have had the same mentality. For some reason we were flat.”
He said his team had a higher percentage of possession without doing enough damage to Police XI.
He added: “They got a head start. The referee gave them a penalty decision, which I think was harsh, but that is football. I don’t think we turned up and that was a poor performance from Rollers......” Rollers remain unbeaten in the league and are log leaders. They face rookies Green Lovers in the league on Saturday. the only athlete in the women’s bodybuilding category, won automatically. Gift Sunday walked away as Botswana’s strongest man.