Six of the best for ram­pant Univer­sity

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Driveway -

CURTIN Univer­sity Soc­cer Club put Olympic Kingsway to the sword on Satur­day af­ter­noon, led by Dilip Thapa, who scored two goals and pro­vided two as­sists in a 6-2 vic­tory.

Also get­ting on the score sheet for the visi­tors were the re­turn­ing Carlo Chiellini, Rory Bin­nie, Khaled Sal­hah and sec­ond-half sub­sti­tute Ma­hamud Noor.

Curtin started the bet­ter and were re­warded when Chiellini side-footed home af­ter Thapa cre­ated space down the right-hand side.

Next it was Curtin keeper Ranjeet Sekhon who was called into ac­tion, as he shut down Nathan Thurp at close range to main­tain Curtin’s ad­van­tage.

Thapa then dou­bled Curtin’s lead as Kris­tian Beven pounced on a loose ball and Thapa struck the ball into the bot­tom cor­ner from 20 yards.

Af­ter the break, Thurp pulled one back for Kingsway when his de­flected shot left Curtin’s bril­liant cus­to­dian Sekhon wrong-footed. This was a wake-up call for Curtin, who turned the screws and were re­warded when Thapa and Bin­nie both pounced on de­fen­sive er­rors to ex­tend the lead in the space of two min­utes.

Next it was Sal­hah to get in on the ac­tion, as Ed­die Tikoft su­perbly squared the ball for him to side-foot home.

Joe Woodin scored a late con­so­la­tion for Kingsway but it would be Noor who had the last laugh as he scored the goal of the match. Thapa stole the ball in a dan­ger­ous area, beat two de­fend­ers and crossed for Noor, who lashed the ball home on the volley.

Next week­end Curtin take on Kelmscott Roos at Raphael Park, Vic­to­ria Park.

David Can­toni

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