Curtin hang on for a ner­vous draw

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Cal Looklo -

A SAVE late in the game by Curtin Uni­ver­sity Foot­ball Club’s Ran­jeet Sekhon pre­served a point for the home side as they drew with Quinns FC on Fri­day night.

Rory Bin­nie got on the score sheet for Curtin but his early goal was can­celled out by a Dave Ash­worth header in the sec­ond half.

Al­bert Bucchino and Ed­die Tikoft led the way for the home side, while Ash­worth was out­stand­ing for the vis­i­tors.

Curtin dom­i­nated

early pro­ceed­ings and it took only 11 min­utes for a pass from Tikoft to re­lease Bin­nie, who beat the keeper with aplomb.

Af­ter this, Quinns be­gan to find their feet and it was Nathan Smith who had a chance for the vis­i­tors but he headed wide 23 min­utes in.

Curtin came out of the half­time break look­ing to build on its 1-0 lead and it took only three min­utes for them to have the ball in the back of the net, only for the goal to be dis­al­lowed.

Curtin be­gan to dom­i­nate, with Bucchino con­trol­ling things from the back line and Quinns break­ing up play with its phys­i­cal style.

Af­ter 60 min­utes of play, Ash­worth headed home with power from a set piece to re­store par­ity and set up an ex­cit­ing fin­ish to the match.

It was fran­tic from both teams as they chased an elu­sive win­ner with­out luck.

As the game headed into added time, Quinns were de­nied a late win­ner as Sekhon dove full length to his left.

David Can­toni

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