What a come back!
Updated: Aug 11, 2021
By Steve Gibson
Photo’s by Sharon Cowley
There was plenty of drama in CMI Busselton City’s clash with Hay Park United on Sunday. Eight goals, six cautions and then for second successive weeks Busselton grabbed a goal ininjury time. After a hesitant start Busselton found themselves two goals in arrears before midfielder Mattia Comelato scored from close range. Then midway through the second half City found themselves down 3-1 before debutant Josh Weed showed his goalscoring skills to reduce the arrears. Unfortunately, Busselton then got caught on a counterattackbefore City’s Gary McCarthy got his side back in contention with a well-constructed goal. With the final whistle looming an inch perfect free kick from veteran striker Martin Ryan deceived Hay Park keeper, Hayden Montgomery and a 4-4 draw was recorded.
Esplanade Hotel Busselton Mens Reserves paid dearly for conceding two goals in injury time in their match against Hay Park. Despite the urgings from George Davies & Jorge Cardenas, Busselton found themselves trailing by two goals at the break. The locals fought their way back into the game through a well taken Jacob Hemblen goal early in the second half. Josh Snow and Phil Rogers then went close to notching an equaliser before Hay Park finished strongly to grab a 4-1 win.
Despite the unavailability of some key players, Rocky Ridge Busselton City Premier Ladies side produced a gallant effort before losing 5-3 to Blackwood United. With Ash Charlton and Jannelle Snaddon re-joining the club, both sides strove to give as good as they got. Strikers Finlay Godden and Therese Charlton looked dangerous throughout the 90 minutes with both finding the back of the net.
The Ladies Reserve team were desperately unlucky to concede a late goal in their 3-2 defeat by Hay Park. City keeper Emma Crotty did well when called into action whilst Kristi Ellis and Sharon Cowley impressed with their work- rate. Promising Busselton striker Kyah Dunkerton continued her good form with a brace of goals.