Soccer: Bayswater City ‘hungry’ for NPL WA success ahead of round 1 clash with Inglewood United

Bayswater City midfielder Todd Howarth. Picture: Sabata Creatives
Bayswater City midfielder Todd Howarth. Picture: Sabata Creatives

FRESH from winning back-to-back Night Series trophies, Bayswater City is “hungry” to chase more glory in the first round of the 2017 National Premier Leagues WA season.

Bayswater City will play last year’s runners-up Inglewood United on Sunday.

Coach Chris Coyne said the players had been excellent during the quick turnaround between the Night Series and round 1.

“They enjoyed the victory as it is an honour to win trophies and you need to enjoy them but they were professional enough to get back to the hard work on Tuesday,” he said.

“They don’t need the motivation of the Night Series, they are still wounded after last year as they know it was unacceptable to themselves as a group and they are hungry to rectify.

“There is no pressure from the coaching staff; they are putting the pressure to be successful (on) themselves as a group and that is pleasing.”

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Coyne said former Central Coast Mariners defender Brent Griffiths and star striker Gustavo Maralunda could return to the side after serving suspensions.

He said despite being confident heading into the clash, Bayswater respected Inglewood as a team.

“They should have won the league last year and let it slip for whatever reason,” he said.

“We are looking at ourselves this year to demand more and raise the bar again as a group and if that is enough then so be it.”