Good day for City despite weather.
By Steve Gibson.
Photo’s by Sharon Cowley
CMI Busselton City Men’s Premier league side produced a masterful display of wet weather soccer when they recorded a 4-1 win over Hay Park United last Sunday. City currently in fourth place on the ladder, played with passion and urgency and in doing so took every opportunity to move the ball quickly. Busselton got off to high intensity start with a Martin Ryan goal after just 12 minutes before David McGuinness grabbed a second just a minute later. After half time Ryan scored again from close range and winger Pat Sheehan added a fourth with a well-placed shot that whistled past oppositionkeeper Jeff Beckett. Just on full-time a Busselton defensive indiscretion was seized upon with Hay Park scoring from the penalty spot.
Despite the inclement weather conditions Busselton City Men’s Reserves showed considerable enthusiasm in their 4-4 draw with Hay Park. The versatile Mitchell Monck notched two goals with Sam Njenga and an own goal completing the scoring. Playing with the wind in the second spell the locals created enough chances to win, but some good defence, fractional miscalculation and bad luck meant that they could not find the elusive winner. Damon Rynvis along with Harry Moon and Josh Snow played some good constructive football and kept battling throughout the 90 minutes.
The Sportspower Busselton City Ladies Premier team continued on their winning way with a 5-0 win over Hay Park. With Keeley Milner and Eliza Sheehan missing, City quickly reorganised with Siobhan and Arian Longmore along with Chenaye Wright all finding the back of the net. Sunday’s game against second placed Australind will be particularly important with a win ensuring that South West Soccer Association trophy will be heading to Churchill Park in 2020.
The Ladies Reserves team maintained their top spot with a comprehensive 11-0 win over an inexperienced Hay Park side. Goals were scored on a regular basis through Emily Killick (3), two apiece to Therese Charlton, Nicole Roque and Molly Hawkins with Madee Rice and Banita Stewart also chipping in.