Melville beaten in 20 minutes

Nathan Smith scored Curtin’s second goal.
Nathan Smith scored Curtin’s second goal.

The returning Eddie Tikoft and Carlo Chiellini both scored, as well as danger man Nathan Smith and the ever-inventive Dilip Thapa.

Man of the match Khaled Salhah was the standout for Curtin along with captain Kye Middleton and Dominic Jakszuk at centre back.

It started well for Curtin but they could not convert their possession and neat passing game into a goal with Mirco Grgurinovic standing tall for the visiting Melville.

The teams went into the half time break locked at 0-0 but in an explosive 20-minute period, the damage was done for Curtin.

Salhah showboated his way past some hapless Melville defending before feeding Smith who teed up Tikoft to fire home and give the home side the lead.

Next, it was Smith who would get on the score sheet with a powerful header.

It got worse for the visitors when Chiellini made it 3-0. As the ball sat up for the playmaker he struck a vicious, dipping volley from 25 yards that showed why he is rated one of the best in the league.

The impressive Thapa then found himself some space on the edge of the box to round out the scoring with a fine finish to make it 4-0.