La Fiamma forced to wait another week for home debut as UWA Nedlands forfeit

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
La Fiamma still haven’t played a home game in 2023
Camera IconLa Fiamma still haven’t played a home game in 2023 Credit: Russell Schneider

Four rounds into the 2023 season and La Fiamma still haven’t haven’t managed to run out on their home pitch as UWA Nedlands forfeited Saturday’s match.

The Reds were scheduled to take on the UWA Nedlands side on Saturday in what would have been their first home game of the season after their round 2 clash with Northern City was rescheduled.

The first meeting for the two sides and it will go in the books as a 3-0 win for the Reds but once again they are left frustrated by the travelling team.

The university side said their reason for cancelling was due to study commitments, with the Reds completing just two games in the past months.

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It also means some of their star players such as Kumbari Dzouma and Al Maraputingia have still yet to run out on the pitch this season.

On the plus side it makes for two straight wins and improves their goal difference to plus-three, which means the Reds move into fourth place still with that game in hand.

If the Reds manage to get on the park at home next weekend they face a tough Alkimos side, the only unbeaten team left in the league, and should they win could see them top of the ladder.

The forfeit also gifts the Reserves side their first points of the season to move into 10th.

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