Team effort powers City

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton City’s Allyson Armstromg takes on the Dunsborough defence.
Camera IconBusselton City’s Allyson Armstromg takes on the Dunsborough defence. Credit: Supplied/Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Supplied

The Busselton City women’s team defeated Dunsborough 3-0 on Sunday, keeping their premiership aspirations alive.

A slow start by City meant they were outperformed by their hardworking opponents in the opening 15 minutes.

However, some slick passing by striker Emily Killick saw Allyson Armstrong sprint past two defenders to score the opening goal at the near post.

The second half saw the new midfield combination of Sami Ryan and Therese Charlton take control as they dicta-ted the tempo of the game.

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The second goal was a superb team effort that started in defence, with Keeley Milner and Alex Miller interchanging passes into midfield before Killick finished from close range.

Stacey Rouse completed the scoring with a courageous header from a Ryan corner.

This Sunday, Busselton City take on league-leaders Hay Park United in an away fixture.

CMI Busselton City’s men’s team’s tendency to concede late goals was once again to the fore in their 2-0 loss to South West Phoenix on Sunday.

In Busselton’s last four games, they have been guilty of some disappointing defending, which has proven particularly costly.

In a scoreless first half, Busselton held the upper hand, with Daniel Dewaal, Ash Pemberton and Beau Haynes all coming agonisingly close to scoring.

In the second spell, Phoenix were the more composed side despite the best efforts of Busselton midfielders Rich Amey and Kei Ichikawa.

But dangerous Phoenix strikers Ollie McGee and Sam Riches took full advantage of some loose checking with a goal apiece. The Woody Nook Masters side returned a solid team performance in their deserved 2-0 defeat of Geographe Bay.

A well-organised defensive effort combined with a goal either side of the half-time break by Dave Wright ensured a Busselton win.

Despite being reduced to nine men in the second half, the efforts of Juan Propato, Steve Griffin and Phil Redding were all essential in Busselton keeping a clean sheet.

The Masters will now look to continue their good form when they travel to Australind on Sunday.

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