Busso Men Through Round 1
Two goals in a three minute spell by promising CMI Busselton City striker Patrick Sheehan was enough to ensure his side victory over Dalyellup in the first round of the Pioneer Cup.
As a result of this win, Busselton City will now meet Collie Power in the next round to be played on Sunday afternoon at Bunbury United’s ground.
Certainly Dalyellup had the better of the earlier exchanges on Sunday with both Jayden Prosser and Max Ababio both causing problems out wide. However the creativity of Busselton midfielders Rich Amey, Mathis Wieler and Alan Dowling proved to be the difference. They managed to get in behind the Dalyellup defence to allow Sheehan to score from close range after 18 minutes. Three minutes later Busselton’s Rob Seia supplied a cross that caused some defensive hesitancy and Sheehan once again capitalised.
For the remainder of the match both sides had scoring opportunities with Busselton goalkeeper Jesse Gunnis called on to make a couple of memorable saves.
Coach Alan Armstrong was pleased with the level of commitment particularly central defenders Miles Palmer-Williams and Dan Dewaal who consistently won a lot of ball and new signing Will Jackson who provided some width in attack. For the next match prolific goal scorer Martin Ryan and youngster Beau Haynes are likely to be included after both being unavailable last weekend.
Triple M Busselton City ladies team will also be in action on Sunday in Bunbury when they take on Australind. Busselton coaches Therese Charlton and Rob Gibbons will be keen to see how key players Hannah Armstrong, Chenaye and Kayla Wright and Tui Clarke perform in their first game this season. If Busselton are allowed to settle into their stride they have goal scoring capacity through Keely Milner and Nicole Rogue to win this encounter.