BEN Rogers had a night to remember when he scored four of his side’s five goals to give ladder-leaders Forrestfield United a 5-2 win over a 10-man Curtin University side on Saturday night.
Carlo Chiellini and Dilip Thapa scored either side of the break for the visitors, but Curtin were overrun by a rampant Rogers while Jordan Hart also got on the score sheet for the home side.
Hart scored first for Forrestfield as he put the ball into Ranjeet Sek-hon’s net.
Only minutes later it was time for the Rogers show to start as he doubled the home side’s lead in front of its vocal supporters.
As Rory Binnie played the ball out for Curtin, it was interrupted by the referee who could not manoeuvre out of the way.
The ball fell to the advantage of Rogers, who finished with Curtin left scrambling.
Next it was Curtin that would score as Chiellini pulled one back with a powerful long-range free kick that left Forrestfield custodian Brad Eiffe with no chance.
Rogers then extended Forrestfield’s lead again when he scored the side’s third to give it a two-goal buffer heading into the half-time interval.
It was to and fro after the restart – and it was Curtin that found the goal they were chasing.
Curtin wereallowed to play advantage after Eddie Tikoft was chopped down in midfield and as others looked on, Jon Krawec found Thapa, whose lofted finish left Eiffe stranded.
With 20 minutes to play, Chiellini was sent from the field after receiving his second yellow card.
Forrestfield drew away with two late goals to Rogers as Curtin committed bodies forward chasing a result.
Curtin have a chance to regroup with a bye next round, before they play host to Ellenbrook.