Wet Day on the pitch
By Steve Gibson
Photo’s by Sharon Cowley
A last-minute goal from Mattia Comelato allowed CMI Busselton City to share the points with Dynamos in a 1-1 draw at Churchill Park on Sunday. To their credit both sides endeavoured to play a short passing style of football and as result the game flowed throughout the 90 minutes. After a scoreless first half Dynamos seized the momentum and found the back of the net after 55 minutes when a well struck Jordan King free kick took a deflection. Busselton then asserted themselves only to be thwarted by the efforts of Dynamos keeper Jordan Barclay. Then in injury time Comelato produced a precise lob from 20 metres much to the joy of Busselton supporters.
Esplanade Hotel Busselton City Reserves fought out a 3-3 draw with Dynamos. The local side found itself a goal down early in the match before Toby Neill and Mathis Wieler scored before the break. City then grabbed the lead after half time with a clinical finish from Miles Palmer-Williams. However,Dynamos then took full advantage of some indifferent Citydefending to equalise shortly before the final whistle. Busselton’s George Davies impressed with his ball winning ability whilst Neill gave a constructive and composed performance in defence.
Rocky Ridge Busselton City ladies were rather unlucky in their 2-1 loss to Hay Park United. The entire game was played in a torrential downpour which resulted in possession constantly being given away. Hay Park went a two-goal lead midway through the second spell before a Therese Charlton penalty reduced the arrears. Busselton teenagers, Kara Haynes and Finlay Godden showed that they have made a successful transition into the senior ranks.
Busselton City Ladies reserve side included 5 players who were new to the sport. However, this wasn’t a problem as theycruised to a 5-2 win against Dynamos. Striker Emily Killick chimed in with a hat-trick of goals before Danielle Paul scored following a corner kick. Kyah Dunkerton notched the final goal on her debut whilst Cat Reilly’s work rate and distribution showed that she can become a key player this season.
This Sunday all teams play away at Hay Park apart from the Ladies Premier League side who travel to Balingup.