Tall order for Curtin

Striker Nathan Smith has been good for Curtin this year.
Striker Nathan Smith has been good for Curtin this year.

They are second on the ladder, seven points adrift of leader Joondalup United.

The players will need to continue to string wins together and hope Joondalup slip up, if they are to earn promotion to the first division.

Curtin have nine games remaining, five at home and four away. They will finish with a trip to play Ellenbrook United on the last day of the season.

The team will play league leaders Joondalup and danger teams Melville and Rockingham.

Midfielders Eddie Tikoft and Carlo Chiellini will need to maintain their form in the latter half of the season and supply Curtin’s leading scorers Rory Binnie and Nathan Smith with plenty of opportunities.

Curtin’s defensive line, led by club captain Kye Middleton and stalwart Chase Parker, will also need to be at their best.

Curtin’s next home game is Friday, July 25, at 8.30pm at Edinburgh oval at Curtin University against bottom of the table Kelmscott Roos.