There was another assured display from Malvern Town's Curtis Smith on Saturday as the youngster belied his tender years to help us overcome a half-time deficit to beat fellow promotion hopefuls, Malmesbury Victoria.
“I was pleased with my own performance and that of the team,” he said. “Having found ourselves a goal down at the end of the first half, we took control after the break to run out deserved winners. Malmesbury are a strong side but we more than matched them in all areas and once we got into our stride, we could have won by a bigger margin."
“The win puts us into strong position going into the run-in to the end of the season; we’re excited by the challenge that we face and we are confident that we can achieve our objectives. We’ve had a blip or two but we’re stronger for it and our momentum is building all of the time."
“It’ll be another tough one for us at Wellington on Saturday, but we know that if we play to the levels we are capable of, it will give us every chance of getting the win.”
Smith is revelling in playing in front of ever-increasing crowds at the HDANYWHERE Community Stadium and on a playing surface that has received plenty of praise from all quarters.
“I have to say that the new playing surface here is superb,” added Smith. “Having only finished playing for the Under-18s at the end of last season, I’m at an age where a large percentage of my youth career was spent playing on 3G. I’ve grown up with it and it suits my style of play. Add to this the big crowds that we have been getting this season and it makes it the perfect environment for me. I love playing in front of our supporters because they’re always behind us and help push us on when the going gets tough."
“We have a large following at both home and away games and hopefully it will continue to increase as more local people become aware of the good things that are happening at the club.”