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McClurg ends on high note.

By Steve Gibson

Photo’s by Sharon Cowley


Despite three Busselton City teams having a bye last Sunday,local soccer followers were still treated to two very entertaining games at Churchill Park. The Sportspower Busselton City ladies Premier League continued with their unbeaten run with a hard fought 2-0 win over a determined Australind side. For the first time this season City were held goalless in the first spell mainly as a result of some brilliant goalkeeping by Australind’s Beth Gallagher. After half time sisters Siobhan and Ariana Longmore were at their creative best along with Asha McClurg who was playing her final game before taking up a scholarship in the United States. It was fierce half volley from the industrious Keeley Milner, that opened the scoring after 65 minutes. Shortly afterwards McClurg was bundled over in an untidy tackle and she calmly grabbed City’s second goal from the penalty spot. Australind looked to get back into the game mainly through the efforts of their talented striker, Dakota Van Vugt. However, Busselton central defenders Eliza Sheehan and Madee Rice effectively diffused any attacks that came their way. The locals dominated the final 20 minutes with young wingers Jesse Gordon and Claudia Duane looking dangerous when the ball was played in behind the opposition back four.

The Woody Nook Busselton City Division 2 team recaptured their winning form with a comfortable 12-0 win over Australind. Dave Wright’s side had nearly three-quarters of the possession resulting in some 30 shots in total. In spite of the inclement weather Busselton were able to play their way out from the back with the promising Josh Snow and Harry Noon providing the important width in attack. Goal scorers included the prolific Martin Ryan (5), Sam Njenga (3), Wright (2) with Snow and Alan Dowling grabbing a goal apiece.


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