It was a strong home win for Curtin as our State League Mens first team rebounded strongly from a poor performance to beat kelmscott 5-0 under lights.
Curtin came out of the blocks quickly and it really was as good as it gets from Curtin. Khaled Salhah starting it all for Curtin on just 11 minutes by poking home after a classy combination with Eddie Tikoft.
The second was Tikoft himself. If you take the time to flick through history of the club you will know of Andrew Fogg – goalkeeper, chemistry professor and philosopher – whose first rule of goalkeeping is “do not pass the ball to the opposition centre forward.” This holds as true as any of Newton’s slightly more famous laws. Unfortunately for Kelmscott’s normally reliable custodian he breached this rule, only a day after Tikofts birthday he accepted the kind gift to send curtin in 2-0 up at the break.
2-0 nil is a dangerous lead (what a ridiculous phrase that is). But it didn’t last that long as the Nepalese Messi stepped up. Dilip Thapa picks up the ball just beyond the centre circle, mesmerises the opposing midfielder, leaving him clambering to try and bring him down.
An excellent advantage from the referee is paid and Dilip produced an absolute rocket of a strike that swerved both ways completely discrediting newtonian mechanics and nearly taking the net off the frame of the goal. Curtin are 3-0 up and when Kelmscott are reduced to 10 men following a red card the points always looked safe.
The polished performance was beautifully iced with cherries on top with goals from club stalwart Daniel Young and a second from Tikoft.