Reds coach keen to avoid City slip-ups
La Fiamma have a golden opportunity to address their recent form slump tomorrow evening, when they travel to play bottom-placed (11th) Melville City.
Things are quite congested at the bottom of the Consolidated Energy amateur division-3 table, with only eight points separating fifthplaced Canning City (21 points) and 10th-placed Forrestfield (13 points).
The Reds have only taken five points from a possible 15 over the past month — something which has frustrated coach Mark Gray no end.
Ahead of tomorrow’s clash, Gray said the squad had worked extensively on the training ground this week to improve their converting of genuine goalmouth chances.
“Things went from bad to worse for us last week,” he said.
“We conceded in the first minute of the game but the lads didn’t give up at all.
“We would have had close to 70 per cent possession in the first half.
“But they had two chances for the whole half and both of them went in. Again, our finishing in front of goal let us down. We probably wouldn’t have been able to even finish a full plate of dinner on Saturday night.”
Well aware of how bottom sides can often spring a surprise late in the season, Gray has made it clear on the how the side needs to view the game.
“The lads are still competing and the morale is still there,” Gray said.
“We have to get the three points — no ifs buts or maybes.”
La Fiamma’s Lachlan Gray and Joe Merchant (Perth Hills United).