Match Report - Seniors 9th June 2019
Updated: Aug 27, 2019
Triple M Busselton City Ladies side defeated Dunsborough 3-0 and in doing so kept their premiership aspirations alive. A slow start by City meant that they were out harassed by their hard working opponents in the opening 15 minutes. However some slick passing by strikers Emily Killick and Allyson Armstrong saw the latter sprint past 2 defenders to score the opening goal at the near post. The second half saw the new midfield combination of Sami Ryan and Therese Charlton take control as they dictated the tempo of the game. The second goal was a superb team goal that started in defence with Keeley Milner and Alex Miller inter changing passes into midfield before Killick finished from close range. Stacey Rouse completed the scoring with courageous header from a Ryan corner. This Sunday Busselton City takes on league leaders Hay Park United in an away fixture.
CMI Busselton City’s tendency to concede late goals was once again to the fore in their 2-0 loss to South West Phoenix. In Busselton’s last 4 games they have been guilty of some disappointing defending which has proved particularly costly. This factor was once again evident on Sunday and Phoenix strikers Ollie McGee and Sam Riches took full advantage with a goal apiece. In a scoreless first half Busselton held the upper hand with Daniel Dewaal, Ash Pemberton and Beau Haynes all going agonisingly close to scoring. In the second spell Phoenix were the more composed side despite the best efforts of Busselton midfielders Rich Amey and Kei Ichikawa. But in the end a failure to close down the opposition in dangerous areas by the local side proved to be the telling factor.
The Woody Nook Masters side returned a solid team performance in their deserved 2-0 defeat of Geographe Bay. A well organised defensive effort combined with a goal either side of the half time break by Dave Wright ensured a Busselton win. Despite being reduced to nine men in the second half the efforts of Juan Propato, Steve Griffin and Phil Redding were all essential in Busselton keeping a clean sheet. The side will now look to continue their good form when they travel to Australind on Sunday.