Reds ready to give stu­dents les­son

Geraldton Guardian - - Sport - Justin Fris

With the angst of rel­e­ga­tion from the Con­sol­i­dated En­ergy am­a­teur di­vi­sion three gone, La Fi­amma’s play­ers are now play­ing foot­ball with a smile on their face.

Mark Gray’s men have won two games on the bounce and en­ter to­mor­row’s game against Curtin Univer­sity at the Sal­va­tore Scuito Sta­dium (6pm). A vic­tory would give them an op­por­tu­nity to leapfrog Can­ning City into fifth place, should they drop points against Lyn­wood United on Sun­day.

With the play­ers break­ing the shack­les and en­joy­ing their foot­ball a lot more, Gray is con­fi­dent of a solid show­ing at home.

Gray’s con­fi­dence is backed up by his side hav­ing taken 17 home points from a pos­si­ble 24 this sea­son.

“Typ­i­cally, home form and away form can be two dif­fer­ent things,” he said. “Now the pres­sure is off a lit­tle bit (in terms of avoid­ing rel­e­ga­tion) the lads are re­ally start­ing to en­joy the games a lot more.

“The lads have had a bit of a break with the bye last week­end, so they are re­ally keen to have a game and go out and do what they need to. “It we can turn it on, I re­ally think we have a chance to bag these points. I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it.”

The Reds will be with­out firstchoice goal­keeper Harry McCann, who is cur­rently serv­ing a onegame ban af­ter be­ing sent off dur­ing the thrill-a-minute 3-2 home win over the Stirling Lions on Septem­ber 2.

La Fi­amma's Si­mon Mof­fat con­trols the ball dur­ing the home win over Stirling on Septem­ber 2.

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