Draw follows last minute goal
CURTIN University Football Club drew 1-1 with Joondalup City on Saturday afternoon in their Football West State League Division two clash.
Nathan Smith’s first half strike was cancelled out by a 93rd minute equaliser from City substitute Rhys Booth.
Mark Matkovic was a rock in the Uni defence, winning everything in the air for the home side while Eddie Tikoft was also outstanding.
Curtin dominated early proceedings and were rewarded when Smith scored his second goal for the season to give the home side a 1-0 lead which they took into the break.
Both teams probed for much of the second half in a bid to either kill off the game or find a way back in.
It was City who found the breakthrough late in the game as they scored the equaliser in the third minute of added time with Booth putting the ball into Curtin custodian Ranjeet Sekhon’s net from a set piece.
Curtin coaches Kevin Burton and Campbell Ballantyne will have some decisions to make before next week’s clash away to Balga.
Khaled Salhah, Robbie Nicholl and Rory Patterson as well as keeper Mackenzie Ferguson are all performing well for the reserves and have all put their hand up for a first team callup.
Youngster Rob Keegan skips past Joondalup City's Mark Thornton. LEAGUE coach Earl Spalding told his players he was sick of honourable losses after Perth went down by 24 points in the last quarter to East Fremantle on Sunday – 14-8 (92) to East’s 17-14 (116).
Spalding said although he was pleased with the team’s effort, he had mixed emotions about the result. He blamed Perth's slow start, which allowed the Sharks to have a 10 goal first term, as a significant factor in the result.
In perfect conditions at East Fremantle Oval, Mitchell Morton celebrated his return after injury by snapping a goal in the first minute of play.
But the Sharks dominated most of the quarter, repeatedly winning centre clearances. Perth steadied with Morton kicking a 50 metre goal, followed by another long major from Kurtis Chester in his sixth league game.
Perth added four goals in an improved second quarter, getting strong drive in the mid field from Aidan Tropiano and Brett Wolfenden, who booted