City romp home over Royals

Busselton Dunsborough Times

CMI Busselton City recorded a 3-0 victory in their FFA Cup fixture against Perth Royals on Sunday.

Despite having several key players unavailable because of injuries and work commitments, coach Andy Cowley was still able to field a competitive line-up.

Cowley, newcomer Rich Amey and captain Brett Colombera dominated midfield proceedings, constantly winning the ball and showing good distribution skills.

Busselton City settled quickly with the wind advantage and it was not long until Amey and striker Daniel Dewaal came close to opening the scoring.

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After 16 minutes, defender Mitchell Monck found the back of the net with a sweetly timed shot. It was no surprise when Dewaal capitalised on Cameron Best’s long throw and scored with a well-taken goal.

With the game slipping away, Busselton defenders Rob Seia, Best, Monck, youngster Tommi Eddy and keeper Shane Russell were determined to keep a clean sheet.

With 15 minutes remaining, a strong run down the left wing saw Gunnis’ cross deflected by a Royals defender into his own net to give Busselton a three-goal margin.

The third round of the FFA Cup competition will be played on Sunday, March 25, when Busselton take on Bunbury United.

Busselton City will play the annual John Cannam Memorial Cup fixture with Geographe Bay this weekend.

The women’s match is scheduled for a 1pm kick-off with the men’s game starting at 3pm.

Trophies - sponsored by Busselton Spa and Pool - will be presented at the conclusion of the games.

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