Match Report - Seniors 28th April 2019
In one of the best Pioneer Cup finals seen in recent years, Dunsborough Town outlasted CMI Busselton City with a 2-1 win on Anzac Day. Played before a sizeable crowd, both teams signalled their intention to play attacking soccer from the outset. Certainly Busselton City was the more organised side in the early exchanges with Kei Ichikawa, Will Jackson, Ash Pemberton and Mathis Wieler all coming close to scoring. However it was defender Mitch Monck who gave Busselton the lead after 34 minutes when his free-kick deceived Dunsborough keeper Andy Porter. Though enjoying a 1-0 lead at half-time, Busselton lost its way somewhat in the second spell and their attacking forays became more speculative than methodical. This allowed Dunsborough to gain the momentum and they equalised through a 20 metre shot by Jack Eades. With 15 minutes remaining Dunsborough midfielder Scott Duncan capitalised on a defensive mistake to give his side a hard fought victory.
On Sunday CMI Busselton recorded an emphatic 6-2 win over bottom-placed Australind. After a listless first spell, Busselton stepped up the tempo with goals to Pemberton (2), Ichikawa, Jackson, Martin Ryan and Dan Dewaal.
Busselton Reserves kept their unbeaten record in tact with a comfortable 7-0 win over Australind. Led by the experienced Andy Cowley and Juan Propato, the locals scored on a regular basis through Sam Kellett (3), Kobe Mayers (2), Justin McClurg and Luke Tompsett.
The Triple M Busselton ladies side were confident & strong on the ball in defeating Dunsborough 6-0. Busselton used only 3 holding backs lead by youngster & best on ground Kayla Wright .Tui Clarke was once again impressed in midfield influencing many of the goals scored & unlucky to not net a goal herself.
Despite being outplayed at times, the Woody Nook Masters team returned a 90 minute effort in their 6-0 loss to league leaders, Dalyellup. Glenn Armstrong, Dave Wright, Paul Blakely and Romain Trouve all returned good efforts which will once again be needed in their upcoming game against Bunbury United.
This Sunday, Busselton City plays their first home game of the season when they host Dynamos and Hay Park at Churchill Park.