Match Report - Seniors 4th August 2019
After a bright start CMI Busselton City were forced to share the points with Hay Park in a 1-1 draw at Churchill Park. In the first 10 minutes striker Mitch Monck scored from close range after some skilful work by City’s promising winger Beau Haynes. Indeed the local side should have wrapped up the game when they had two one versus one chances in a 10 minute spell. But as so often happens, the Parkers then grabbed a goal through Ross Kirby just before the break. In the second half both sides were guilty of recycling numerous through balls into their front third which allowed both defences to dominate long periods of the game.
A lack of attacking options proved costly in Busselton City Reserve side’s 1-0 loss to Hay Park. While Busselton’s high pressure game created numerous errors by their opponents they were then guilty of not delivering enough quality balls into the penalty area. After scoring in the first spell Hay Park were prepared to sit back and allow City to come at them. But despite having possession of the ball Busselton never really got close to an equaliser.
In a nail-biting encounter second-placed Triple M Busselton City ladies side took on the unbeaten Hay Park United. After a scoreless first half Hay Park increased the tempo in the second spell but Busselton’s Ashleigh Charlton kept them at bay with an outstanding display between the sticks. However the final 25 minutes proved crucial with Hay Park scoring 3 goals despite the urgings of City’s Keeley Milner and Sami Ryan.
Woody Nook Busselton City Masters had a comfortable 8-2 win over Australind in an away fixture. In control almost from the kick-off, the local side regularly stretched the Australind defence with Martin Ryan scoring 4 goals, Dave Wright grabbing a hat-trick from the penalty spot and Anthony Mills completing the scoring. Busselton’s Steve Griffin used the ball intelligently whilst Paul Satterthwaite proved to be a valuable link between defence and attack.