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La Fiamma shows improvement but fall to tight 1-0 loss against Forrestfield

Jake Santa MariaMidwest Times
It was an improved performance but wasn’t quite enough on the day as Ugle Fabrications La Fiamma fell to a 1-0 loss Saturday night.
Camera IconIt was an improved performance but wasn’t quite enough on the day as Ugle Fabrications La Fiamma fell to a 1-0 loss Saturday night. Credit: Jake Santa Maria

It was an improved performance but wasn’t quite enough on the day as Ugle Fabrications La Fiamma fell to a 1-0 loss Saturday night.

The Reds were coming off just their fourth win of the season but Forrestfield were on a hot run of form with four wins in their past five.

La Fiamma was victorious in the reverse fixture back in round three but that team was vastly different to the one that was available on Saturday.

Only six players from that match were lined up at kick-off on Saturday as the Reds still desperately await reinforcements, with several players still away.

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As such they adopted a more defensive 4-2-3-1 structure to help stop the flood of goals that had plagued them in the past couple of months.

In chilly conditions with light rain raking the field through most of the night the structure held up despite having less of the ball.

Jadyn Brown was moved up as the lone striker giving youngster Mathijs Travasso to try and use his pace along the right wing.

But as has become the frequent go-to in the absence of some of their best midfield talents, the Reds looked most dangerous playing the long ball trying to catch Brown or Tom Mitic in a one-on-one.

However, in the greasy conditions, Forrestfield had the better passing skills and despite the Reds’ efforts were able to pick their way through to find the decisive goal.

The Reds could not find a response as they fell to a 1-0 defeat, but will hope once they regain the attacking edge to their team will be able to open the game up more.

There were less positives in the reserves who were buried 8-0 with some comical errors in defence making for a dirty day in their eighth straight defeat.

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