NPL WA: Bayswater City chases third straight league win against Balcatta

Bayswater City's Brent Griffiths is in doubt against Balga because of interest from a South African club for his services. Picture: Kristie Lim
Bayswater City's Brent Griffiths is in doubt against Balga because of interest from a South African club for his services. Picture: Kristie Lim

BAYSWATER City Soccer Club players are in “good spirits” as they aim to score a third-straight win against Balcatta on Saturday.

Coach Chris Coyne said the level of intensity at training had been good so far and the players were looking forward to the game.

“We are starting to gain momentum at a good time of the year,” he said.

“We have a tough three away games after this game so we need to ensure that we keep on winning ways.

“There are no injury concerns but we have lost David Heagney and Brent Griffiths; Heggers (is) on holiday and Griffo training with a view to a move in South Africa.

“On a good note, David Stokoe will be a big inclusion.”

Coyne said while he was happy with his side’s form, he was more pleased with their intent.

“They have shown a real will to win and the two late goals on Saturday displayed the ‘never-say-die’ attitude we have been looking for,” he said.

“We need to take our chances when we are on top of teams, that way we can keep playing the good brand of football we are playing and get the rewards for it.”

He said Balcatta was a young side that were very well-organised and always played well against City.

“They certainly pushed us all the way in the first game and made it very difficult so I expect nothing less,” he said.

Bayswater City plays Balcatta at Frank Drago Reserve on Saturday.

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