CMI Busselton’s 4-2 win over Australind on Sunday proved to be a classic game of two halves.
Busselton, who had previously beaten Australind twice during the season, were patient early on and kept possession of the ball for long periods throughout the first half. With midfielder Danny Kane’s ability to create something from nothing and Mike Newell finding plenty of space and ball out wide it seemed inevitable that the locals were in for a successful afternoon.
So it was no surprise when in-form striker Martin Ryan capitalised on some calamitous Australind defending to score after 25 minutes and then added two more goals before half time break.But the ascendancy in the second half belonged to Australind and they were rewarded with two quick goals from Nick Johnstone.
Busselton would have been poleaxed by conceding another goal but to their credit they regrouped and surged forward. With 20 minutes remaining a precise Alan Dowling diagonal ball found an unmarked Kane who confidently slotted it home from 10 metres.
In the end Busselton had deservedly gained the three points with influential defender Miles Palmer- Williams being highly effective until injured.