City wins all round
By Steve Gibson
Photo’s by Sharon Cowley
CMI Busselton City veteran striker Martin Ryan rolled back the years with a second half hat-trick to give his side a deserved 3-1 win over a Bunbury United last Sunday. City certainly looked the more enterprising in a scoreless first half yet fell behind to a penalty kick just after half time. Ryan then equalised before giving his side lead after capitalising on some intelligent work by midfielder Craig Barker. With only minutes remaining Ryan grabbed his third goal when he latched onto a precise through ball from the diligent Jaxon Rynvis.
An under-manned Busselton City Men’s Reserves displayed significant character to record a 1-0 win over Bunbury United. The win was based on a no-nonsense approach to defending along with some tireless efforts in by midfield by Sam Parkhurst, Pat Tarrant and Josh Snow. The locals scored after 35 minutes when striker David McGuiness showed great composure to evade the efforts of the opposition keeper.
In a competitive derby the Woody Nook Division 2 team ran out 3-2 winners over Geographe Bay. A well-executed Paul Satterthwaite free-kick and a Dave Wright penalty gave City the lead. But it got to 2-2 before Sam Njenga scored the winner midway through the second half. Some safe goalkeeping by Romain Trouvé and 90-minute efforts by Ben Harney and Phil Redding ensured Busselton’s second placing on the ladder.
Sportspower Busselton City Ladies Premier team encountered a much-improved Dynamos side in their 7-2 win. First half goals to Jess Gordon, Siobhan Longmore and Chelsea Braamprovided the basis for the win. In the second spell Busselton’s all- round strength came the fore with winger Finlay Godden impressing with her ability to run at opposing defenders.
The Ladies Reserves side were far too strong for a gallant Bunbury United side. Busselton quickly asserted itself with numerous goal scoring opportunities being created through the work of Mel Scott, Banita Stewart and Kara Haynes. With Busselton’s experienced trio of Therese Charlton, Sharon Cowley and Claire Marchand-Jones leading the way, this team are strong contenders to win this league.