Both triumph and defeat for Busselton FC

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Patrick Sheehan.
Camera IconPatrick Sheehan. Credit: Supplied, Busselton FC

Dalyellup Park Rangers proved to be CMI Busselton City’s nemesis once again on Sunday when they recorded a 3-1 win.

Dalyellup got off to a dream start when Max Ababio scored from close range.

After 14 minutes, Busselton conceded another goal when a deflected shot lobbed out of the reach of goalkeeper Shane Russell.

Busselton fought back when the dangerous Ian Feakes carved through the opposition’s defence before playing in a penetrating ball.

This allowed midfielder Mitch Monck to score from just 10m out.

In the second spell, Busselton were handed a lifeline when Russell saved a penalty before they themselves could have grabbed an equaliser when Chadley Edwards appeared to be bundled over by an opposition defender.

Led by the industrious Rich Amey, Busselton continued to press forward but a late defensive lapse proved costly when Dalyellup’s Paul Madondo capitalised to score his side’s third goal.

Busselton City Reserve side continued their pleasing late season form when they controlled the second half to have a 4-1 win over Dalyellup.

With new signing Daniel De Waal constantly menacing the opposition defence it was no surprise when the locals scored first courtesy of an Alan Dowling penalty.

Then against the run of play Dalyellup hit back when they scored with a long range speculative shot.

But De Waal restored Busselton’s lead just prior to the break when he reacted first to a poor back pass to give the Dalyellup keeper no chance.

With Jon Seo and Brett Colombera dictating the tempo and the promising Patrick Sheehan finding time and space out wide Busselton were able to play in a number of defence-splitting passes.

De Waal took full advantage of the situation when he twice found the back of the net to bring his tally to six goals in the last three matches.

On Sunday Busselton City encounters Bunbury United at Churchill Park in what promises to be two evenly contested fixtures.

Sam Parkhurst.
Camera IconSam Parkhurst. Credit: Supplied, Busselton FC
Chadley Edwards.
Camera IconChadley Edwards. Credit: Supplied, Busselton FC

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