Match Report - Seniors 12th May 2019
Busselton City Triple M Ladies remained in premiership contention after upsetting second placed Australind 3-1 on Sunday at Churchill Park. Early in the game the home side had plenty of possession but lacked the drive to win the ball in their attacking half. As a result Australind scored after 35 minutes despite the best efforts of local’s keeper Ashleigh Charlton. At the break coaches Therese Charlton & Robert Gibbons asked their team to put increase the pressure and it did not take long for midfielder Tui Clarke to deliver a perfect corner which curled into the net leaving the Australind defence in disbelief. Shortly afterwards striker Chenaye Wright and Charlton found the back of the net to give Busselton a well-deserved win.
Busselton City reserves were in control for the majority of their game when they recorded a 3-0 victory over Bunbury United. After spurning a couple of goal scoring chances winger Patrick Tarrant gave his side the lead after 25 minutes. Only ten minutes later Jasper Grono doubled the lead with a well struck shot. Busselton looked particularly strong at the back with Cam Goldsmith, Isaac Sheehan and Andy Cowley, all winning a lot of the ball. Midfielder Callum Bull capped off a mature performance late in the game when his well-placed 30 metre free kick caught out the opposition keeper.
CMI Busselton City was surprisingly defeated 3-2 by a physical and competitive Bunbury United. Busselton’s defence got caught square in the opening minutes and United were able to score from close range. Both Martin Ryan and Will Jackson went close to equalising before half time but were unable to apply the finishing touch. United increased their lead in the second spell through striker Ryan Risden before Ryan got one back after some impressive work by defender Rob Seia. But United replied almost immediately before Ryan scored from a twice taken penalty kick. Then in stoppage time the local side went agonizing close to sharing the honours when a lob from Ryan narrowly missed the target.
This Sunday the men’s teams head to Hay Park whilst the ladies venture down to Margaret River.