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Hat-trick propels City to victory

Steve GibsonBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton City’s Claudia Duane heads for goal in her team’s win against Dynamos last Sunday
Camera IconBusselton City’s Claudia Duane heads for goal in her team’s win against Dynamos last Sunday Credit: Sharon Cowley

CMI Busselton City veteran striker Martin Ryan rolled back the years with a second-half hat-trick to give his side a deserved 3-1 win over Bunbury United last Sunday.

City certainly looked the more enterprising in a scoreless first half yet fell behind to a penalty kick just after half-time.

Ryan then equalised before giving his side the lead after capitalising on some intelligent work by midfielder Craig Barker.

With only minutes remaining Ryan grabbed his third goal when he latched on to a precise through ball from Jaxon Rynvis.

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An undermanned Busselton City men’s reserves won 1-0 over Bunbury United, displaying a no-nonsense approach to defending along with some tireless efforts in by midfield by Sam Parkhurst, Pat Tarrant and Josh Snow.

The locals scored after 35 minutes when striker David McGuiness showed composure to evade the the opposition keeper.

In a competitive derby the Woody Nook division two team ran out 3-2 winners over Geographe Bay.

A well-executed Paul Satterthwaite free kick and a Dave Wright penalty gave City the lead.

But it got to 2-2 before Sam Njenga scored the winner midway through the second half. Some safe goalkeeping by Romain Trouve and 90-minute efforts by Ben Harney and Phil Redding ensured Busselton’s second placing on the ladder.

Sportspower Busselton City ladies premier team encountered a much-improved Dynamos side in their 7-2 win.

First half goals to Jess Gordon, Siobhan Longmore and Chelsea Braam provided the basis for the win.

In the second spell Busselton’s all-round strength came the fore with winger Finlay Godden impressing with her ability to run at opposing defenders.

The Ladies Reserves side were far too strong for a gallant Bunbury United side.

Busselton quickly asserted itself with numerous goal scoring opportunities being created through the work of Mel Scott, Banita Stewart and Kara Haynes.

With Busselton’s experienced trio of Therese Charlton, Sharon Cowley and Claire Marchand-Jones leading the way, this team are strong contenders to win this league.

This Sunday all Busselton City sides are playing at Churchill Park with games commencing from 9am.

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