Feakes gets City to semis
Despite the blustery conditions last Sunday Busselton City sides adapted well and progressed to the semifinal stage of the South West Cup.
CMI Busselton men’s side recorded a hard fought 2-1 win against Dalyellup with the good form of striker Ian Feakes continuing as he notched both goals.
Certainly the locals looked the more dangerous side in the first half and after 27 minutes Feakes created some space for himself in the penalty area and confidently finished with a well-placed shot.
But almost immediately Dalyellup equalised when they took full advantage of an unfortunate Busselton defensive mistake.
Midway through the second half Busselton’s Danny Keogh sliced opened the opposition defence with a penetrating pass which left Feakes to tap in at the far post for his second goal.
Dalyellup then upped the tempo and came closing to scoring; however, the efforts of the dependable Rich Amey and keeper Jesse Gunnis saved the day.
Busselton City reserves showed both commitment and composure in defeating Dalyellup 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out.
During a goalless 90 minutes Busselton created the better scoring opportunities with Jasper Grono, Jaidyn Chromow and Cameron Goldsmith all going close to finding the back of the net.
When Dalyellup did press forward the work of full-backs Huie O’Halloran and Tommi Eddy effectively nullified any counter-attacks.
With the shoot-out placed at 5-5, Busselton defender Mitchell Snow calmly converted from the penalty spot to ensure his side’s cup ambitions stayed alive.
Triple M Busselton City Ladies side showed they were keen to repeat their recent Pioneer Cup success with a grinding 1-0 win over a youthful Margaret River outfit.
While guilty of squandering a number of scoring chances Busselton enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the match.
The contribution of industrious midfielder Allyson Armstrong was finally rewarded when she was able to grab the crucial goal.
This Sunday Busselton City host Australind at Churchill Park with the ladies game starting proceedings at 11am.
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