Busby penalty enough for opening day win

Greensnet Editor
Sat 20 Aug 2011, 17:10

A penalty converted by Jamie Busby was enough to secure all three points for the Greens this afternoon in the opening game of the season against Concord Rangers.

It was an excellent defensive performance from the Greens, with the new centre half pairing of Elliott Brathwaite and Michael Peacock limiting Concord to a mere handful of chances, and just one clear cut chance in the second half.

The penalty, which was awarded for a foul on Casey Maclaren, came in the 48th minute, and was clinically converted by Busby, which was his 52nd career goal for the club.

Five players made their debuts this afternoon, with Brathwaite, Carl McCluskey and Elliott Godfrey all starting, and Isaiah Rankin and James Archer coming on as substitutes.