Match Report - Seniors 14th April 2019
Despite a strong finish from CMI Busselton City they couldn’t find the deciding goal in their 1-1 draw with Football Margaret River on Sunday. Though enjoying a territorial advantage the locals found themselves a goal down after 18 minutes when a nice through ball was capitalised upon by Angus Dowding. Despite being a goal down Busselton continued to create chances primarily through the efforts of Mathis Wieler and Beau Haynes. They finally unlocked the opposition when Martin Ryan found some space on the right and was able to find the back of the net. With time running out, Ryan, Haynes and Will Jackson all came perilously close to scoring the elusive winner.
Triple M Busselton City ladies team were surprisingly beaten 3-0 by a more committed Dynamos on Sunday. Busselton produced a poor first half that allowed the home side to dominate and Dynamos were rewarded with a long range shot that found the roof of the net. Busselton then went 2-0 down when a deflection wrong footed keeper Ashleigh Charlton. Busselton produced a more competitive 2nd half with Sami Ryan playing in a more advanced position ahead of the back three. But eventually Dynamos grabbed another goal through another shot from outside the penalty box. Banita Stewart, playing her first game of soccer showed enough in this performance that she could make an impact in future games.
Busselton’s Reserve side traveled to Collie and were decidedly unlucky not to emerge with all three points. Playing into a strong wind Busselton found them a goal down after Collie scored from a free kick. But to their credit this youthful side showed great character in the second half with two goals from striker Ash Pemberton. However Collie was then controversially awarded a penalty kick in the last seconds to leave the final score at 2-2. Goalkeeper Cohen Sadlier impressed in his return to the club as did promising midfielder Callum Bull and the effective Cam Goldsmith.
With no games over Easter, CMI Busselton City now meets Dunsborough Town in the final of the Pioneer Cup on Anzac Day at Hay Park United.