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Reds v Blues as La Fiamma looks to get back that winning feeling on the road

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Daniel Walsh against Murdoch last round.
Camera IconDaniel Walsh against Murdoch last round. Credit: Russell Schneider

Ugle Fabrications La Fiamma will hope their decent road form can help them snap their losing run when they take on Joondanna Blues this weekend.

The Reds have lost their past two games to fall to 10th and due to abandoned games and forfeits have not won in more than a month when they beat Forrestfield 3-2.

However, that win did come on the road and while road trips are always a tricky proposition the Reds have been competitive with one win and two tight losses in Perth.

Their Perth-based players such as Hayden Boffey, who has four goals in three games, have added some guaranteed away talent and helped cover for typically smaller away squads.

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But the Reds will be ringing the changes once again with William Cable out this week joining Lachaln Gray which means the Reds will be choosing a third captain in as many weeks with Athallah Aman given the nod.

For the Blues, they have gone on a great run winning their past four games to jump into second place and have only lost one game all season.

Their striker Nick Banks sits second on the charts with seven and the Blues have found the net in all seven games this season.

But the Blues have also not had a single clean sheet this season and despite recent results, the Reds have not had trouble finding the goals with 10 in four games.

In a straight shootout like the one Reds got caught in against Spearwood, they may struggle but if the Reds can fix up their defensive structures which were exposed by Murdoch last weekend they will have enough in attack to threaten an upset.

The Reds will kick off at 3pm on Saturday at Reader Reserve.

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