Determined Dunsborough beat Busselton to claim cup

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Busselton City midfielder Beau Haynes takes on a Dunsborough defender in the Pioneer Cup final
Camera IconBusselton City midfielder Beau Haynes takes on a Dunsborough defender in the Pioneer Cup final Credit: Supplied

Dunsborough Town defeated CMI Busselton City 2-1 in an outstanding spectacle for the Pioneer Cup final on Anzac Day.

Before a sizeable crowd, both teams signalled their intention to play attacking soccer from the outset.

Busselton City was the more organised side in the early exchanges with Kei Ichikawa, Will Jackson, Ash Pemberton and Mathis Wieler all coming close to scoring.

Defender Mitch Monck gave Busselton the lead after 34 minutes when his free kick deceived Dunsborough keeper Andy Porter.

Though enjoying a 1-0 lead at half-time, Busselton lost its way somewhat in the second half allowing Dunsborough to gain the momentum equalising through a 20m shot by Jack Eades.

With 15 minutes remaining, Dunsborough midfielder Scott Duncan capitalised on a defensive mistake to give his side a hard-fought victory.

On Sunday, CMI Busselton recorded an emphatic 6-2 win over bottom-placed Australind.

After a listless first spell, Busselton stepped up the tempo with goals to Pemberton (2), Ichikawa, Jackson, Martin Ryan and Dan Dewaal.

Busselton Reserves kept their unbeaten record intact with a 7-0 win over Australind.

Led by the experienced Andy Cowley and Juan Propato, the locals scored on a regular basis through a Sam Kellett hat trick, Kobe Mayers (2), Justin McClurg and Luke Tompsett.

The Triple M Busselton ladies side were confident and strong on the ball in defeating Dunsborough 6-0.

Busselton used only three holding backs led by youngster and best on ground Kayla Wright.

Despite being outplayed at times, the Woody Nook Masters team returned a 90 minute effort in their 6-0 loss to league leaders, Dalyellup. Glenn Armstrong, Dave Wright, Paul Blakely and Romain Trouve all returned good efforts which will once again be needed in their upcoming game against Bunbury United.

This Sunday, Busselton City play their first home game of the season when they host Dynamos and Hay Park at Churchill Park.

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