Curtin put up fight for gutsy win

UNI SIDE GAIN UP­PER HAND IN SEC­OND HALF TO PULL AWAY

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

CURTIN Univer­sity Soc­cer Club fought back from 1-0 down at half­time to earn a point against a strong For­rest­field team on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

After For­rest­field took the lead through Chris Per­rot, goals to Jon Krawec and Chase Parker for Curtin got the univer­sity-based team into the lead, only to see a late rocket from Rhys Lox­ley snatch a point for the home side.

Curtin had the first chance of the game, but a save from For­rest­field cus­to­dian Matt Zap­pa­costa kept the scores level.

From that point, the home side dom­i­nated the half and were re­warded when Per­rot headed home from eight yards.

The teams were 1-0 at half-time.

After the break, Curtin took the up­per hand and were re­warded when Krawec’s strike squeezed through Zap­pa­costa’s legs.

Curtin then took the lead when Parker fin­ished on the half-vol­ley from a cor­ner. It seemed it would stay that way un­til Lox­ley found some space at the edge of the box and fired home in the fi­nal min­utes to earn a point for the home side.

Curtin play Fre­man­tle United on Fri­day night in their last home game of the sea­son.

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