Univer­sity ends de­but sea­son with a vic­tory

TEAM DOESN’T LOOK BACK AFTER GOOD START

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Looklocal -

CURTIN Univer­sity Soc­cer Club ended their sea­son on a high after beat­ing El­len­brook United 3-1 on Satur­day.

The uni side had six reg­u­lar starters un­avail­able but it did not look that way as they con­trolled the game from the out­set.

Nor­we­gian im­port Ni­co­lay Mor­land, Mark Matkovic, Jon Krawec and Khaled Sal­hah shone as they con­trolled the game.

Curtin took the lead early in the first half when a pe­riod of sus­tained pres­sure led to a cor­ner. A tow­er­ing header from Fraser Grant re­sulted in an own goal.

Krawec dou­bled the vis­i­tors’ lead be­fore the break when the dead ball spe­cial­ist buried his free kick in the top cor­ner.

After the break Curtin was in cruise con­trol but a slip in con­cen­tra­tion al- lowed El­len­brook to pull one back through a set piece as Dan Gul­liver headed home.

Sal­hah put the re­sult beyond doubt as he pow­ered a shot from more than 40 yards out that left El­len­brook with no chance. The re­sult meant Curtin fin­ished fifth in their first sea­son in the Foot­ball West State League.

Left: The ever-re­li­able Mark Matkovic in ac­tion on Satur­day. Right: Nor­we­gian im­port Ni­co­lay Mor­land was in fine form.

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