Margaret River onslaught sinks Busselton City in latest soccer round
Despite an outstanding display of goalkeeping by CMI Busselton City’s Conor Poleykett, the local side suffered a 3-0 defeat by Football Margaret River on Sunday.
Poleykett kept his side in contention for long periods of the game with some excellent reflex saves and his willingness to come off his line when the situation required his intervention.
City found themselves down a goal after 11 minutes when some casual defending was punished.
However midway through the half Busselton were most unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Margaret River’s Rich Amey appeared to handle the ball on the goal line.
Just prior to the break Busselton were fortunate not to find themselves further in arrears after an opposition goal was ruled off-side.
With injuries to Rob Seia and Martin Ryan, Busselton hopes in the second spell were further hampered when defender Jack Garnham was shown a red card.
As a result, City lost its shape somewhat and Margaret River capitalised with two goals in the final half hour.
For Busselton, young striker Matt Weed was industrious through the 90 minutes, as was Tom Jowett.
Rocky Ridge Busselton City ladies’ Premier League side produced a gallant effort before going down 4-0 to league leaders Hay Park United.
Fielding a side with four new players, Busselton struggled initially to adjust to their opponents’ speedy ball movement.
This Sunday, all Busselton City sides host Hay Park. Games start at 9am.
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