Football West investigating league match as Ugle Fabrications La Fiamma try to get season going

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Captain Lachlan Gray chases down an Alkimos defender.
Camera IconCaptain Lachlan Gray chases down an Alkimos defender. Credit: Jake Santa Maria

As the fallout continues from Ugle Fabrications last match on the weekend there is still a match to be played as they take on Spearwood Dalmatinac this weekend.

It looked as if the Reds would finally get to enjoy themselves at home with Alkimos the first team to make a trip up to Geraldton this season even if they didn’t bring their reserves.

But in the end they couldn’t manage a half with the game waved off by the referee after the visiting coaches didn’t leave the bench after being red-carded.

Unsurprisingly, Alkimos have disputed the referees’ match report with Football West officially investigating the match.

Captain Lachlan Gray confirmed the club would be assisting with the inquiry.

“We’ll provide any footage we have, unfortunately our camera wasn’t rolling as it was accidentally paused before the match began,” he said.

“We are just trying to be as helpful as we can but there will be plenty of back and forth for some time.”

It’s now the second match the Reds currently have no result for after their Northern City rescheduling and has seen them slip to the eighth spot on the ladder, but with two games in hand it’s hard to get a true reflection on where they actually sit.

With Nedland’s forfeit the week prior the Reds have only played two games this season.

They were level 1-1 with Alkimos and could have claimed the win when Alkimos went a man down and did beat Forrestfield to show the squad has talent when they actually get to play.

Dalmatinac will be another stiff challenge currently second and have kicked 13 goals in their past three games.

The Reds will ring the changes with for their dedicated away squad and Gray said he hoped they could focus come kick-off.

“We shall see how our prep goes, it’s obviously been an interesting week but every away game we’re the underdogs so we’ll take that in our stride,” he said.

The Reds are scheduled to play Spearwood at 7pm on Saturday, May 27.

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