Busselton Ladies stand tall for club
By Steve Gibson
Photo’s by Sharon Cowley
Despite a second half brace of goals by promising winger John Nguyen, CMI Busselton City suffered a 4-2 loss to Dynamos last Sunday. Though City started in the worst way imaginable by conceding a goal in the third minute their work ethic got them back into the game in the first half. In particular the ball-playing of David McGuiness and the mobility of Patrick Sheehan continually posed problems to the Dynamos defence. However, a second half lapse in concentration allowed the opposition to double their lead before the Nguyen clinically reduced the arrears. In the last 20 minutes Dynamos grabbed two further goals before McGuiness provided Nguyen with an opportunity that was delightfully finished.
The men’s Reserve team were unable to replicate a very disciplined approach in the first 45 minutes throughout the duration of their game against Dynamos. After a scoreless first half thanks to the commitment of defenders Dan Dewaal, Ben Fish, Lachlan McLeod and Lockie Nuttarelli-Hall, Busselton fell away somewhat late in the game. Despite some outstanding saves from goalkeeper Conor Poleykett, Dynamos made the better use of time and space on the ball to record a 2-0 win.
The Woody Nook Division 2 side met league leaders Margaret River, who quickly raced to a two-goal lead before Busselton’s Martin Ryan replied. The second half was played in very wet conditions and Margaret River were able to capitalise on the situation with two further goals. City’s SamNjenga scored a late consolation goal after good lead up work from Ali Taylor and Paul Satterthwaite.
Five goals in the opening 25 minutes provided the platform for Sportspower Busselton City Premier ladies in theircomfortable 9-1 win over Dynamos. With the dangerous Asha McClurg creating havoc wide on the right, the unbeaten record of the locals was never in doubt. Leading 6-1 at the break Busselton were made to work harder in the second spell as the deteriorating weather proved unsuitable for high possession soccer. Ariana Dawson (4), Chenaye Wright (3) and Siobhan Longmore (2) all found the back of the net in another dominant display.