La Fiamma acting captain Joe Italiano says their win over Bassendean Caledonian SC in the Sunday League Division Three match was a relief.
The two-nil result came after a hectic week which saw Mark Gray resign as head coach.
Tom Davis jumped into the coaching hot seat to guide La Fiamma into equal top spot on the ladder with this weekend’s rivals Balga SC.
“It was a tough game, so to come away with a two-nil win was really amazing,” Italiano said.
Darien Anderson gave La Fiamma the lead in the first half, slotting the first goal of the game.
Italiano said Bassendean spent a majority of the first half attacking the ball, but La Fiamma turned the tables in the second half.
“They were pushing us the entire first half,” he said.
“We played a lot more defensively and managed to hold them off.
“We figured out their danger men in the second half and stayed on them.”
The side was without key players Joe Hodgson and captain Gary Racy, but Drew Elliot and Devrim Dunn-Karakaya stepped up to fill the void.
La Fiamma dominated the second quarter, and Aaron Maher slotted their final goal for the game.
The side will take on their counterpart Balga in this weekend’s match but Italiano said he felt no pressure.PETA KINGDON
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