Fluss seeks all-round solutions

Diamonds keeper Ben Russell shines in the pack. Picture: TARA GOONAN

Diamonds keeper Ben Russell shines in the pack. Picture: TARA GOONAN

MELROSE coach Josh Fluss looked a frustrated and lonely soul at the far end of the pitch during Sunday’s 4-2 loss to Diamonds.

As Melrose looked for the equaliser, then trailing 2-3, the goalkeeper stood well out of his box.

“Yes I was frustrated, at a bit of a loss,” Fluss said.

“We seem to lack creativity up front and our defence was almost non-existent.

“To Diamonds credit when they come out of midfield they run with pace and movement, players off the ball are going in all directions and we simply had no answer to that.

“Nearly every goal ended up being a one-on-one with a Diamonds player.”

Sunday’s 4-2 loss leaves one of the competition heavyweights six points off the pace in fifth spot.

Fluss said he would need to go back to the drawing board.

In recent weeks he has tinkered with his attack.

“We are fine with the ball, able to keep possession and knock it about but we just can’t create chances when it matters,” he said.

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