Men’s Premier courageous in defeat

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Fraser Howieson and Harry Moon break up a Dalyellup attack. Photo: Supplied
Camera IconFraser Howieson and Harry Moon break up a Dalyellup attack. Photo: Supplied

Despite a 3-1 loss to Dalyellup on Sunday, CMI Busselton City Men’s Premier showed great resolve with five players injured, suspended or unavailable.

Dalyellup’s ability to keep possession for prolonged periods certainly troubled Busselton in the first half and they scored twice despite the efforts of Busselton goalkeeper Shane Russell.

After half-time, Busselton grew in confidence, which resulted in an assured finish by their winger, David McGuiness.

Busselton came close to equalising through Martin Ryan and Rob Seia, but just before full-time it was Dalyellup who scored, with Ollie McGee getting his second from the penalty spot.

The recent good form of the Men’s Reserve side ended abruptly when they were defeated 6-0 by a composed Dalyellup team.

Midfielders Alan Dowling and Mitch Monck fought hard to ignite their side while Damian Rynvis and Fraser Howieson were staunch in defence.

The unbeaten run of Sportspower Busselton City Ladies Premier team continued on Sunday with a conclusive 9-0 victory over neighbours, Dunsborough.

Siobhan and Arianna Longmore added to their impressive goalscoring tallies with a hat-trick each while Chenaye Wright and Keeley Milner also found the back of the net.

Busselton City Ladies Reserve side encountered a competitive Dalyellup outfit, but an impressive team effort resulted in a convincing 6-1 win.

Centre-back Therese Charlton opened the scoring with two goals before Chelsea Braam added a third.

The locals continued to dominate the second spell with Sharon Cowley, Emily Killick and Braam scoring before Dalyellup grabbed a late consolation goal.

For Busselton, first year players Kindelle Pillonel and Mellissa Scott contributed with whole-hearted performances.

Busselton City host Hay Park United on Sunday at Churchill Park with games throughout the day.

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