Bayswater City ready for tough test against Balcatta

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FRESH off a bye, Bayswater City players are prepared to continue their push towards the National Premier League WA title against Balcatta tomorrow.

City is sitting in first place on the ladder while Balcatta are placed sixth.

Coach Chris Coyne said the bye came at a great time as the players were carrying a lot of injuries.

“It allowed us to give the players some time off to freshen the squad up and get some of the injured boys closer to being available,” he said.

“We were also able to add two great additions to the squad in Moses Kalou and Ryan Pearson.

“They are tremendous players with great quality and are good people to boot so we welcome them to the club and look forward to seeing them in action.”

Coyne said despite having several players with long-term injuries, stars Brent Griffiths, Jason Mirco and Andrija Jukic were back in contention.

Coyne said the players have been working on the basics of the game.

“We are not trying to reinvent the wheel – we just have an honest group that are making sure we do the basics well,” he said.

“Defensively we have been very miserly conceding only 11 goals, which after 13 games is a very good effort and something we want to continue as we know we will score goals.”

Coyne said the players are giving their all in pursuit of the title.

“The greatest thing about this group of players is that they are driving this themselves,” Coyne said.

“The leaders set high standards on and off the park and in turn it develops a culture that all around them buy into.”

He said Balcatta were a good team which produced some good results over the past few weeks.

“We respect that this game is going to be very difficult on Saturday and the players have prepared to combat all they will through at us,” he said.

City will play Balcatta at Grindleford Reserve tomorrow.