NPL WA: Bayswater City coach Coyne challenges players to win remaining 9 games and win title

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

WITH a top-four berth on the National Premier League WA (NPL WA) ladder in its sights, Bayswater City is looking to continue its strong form against Joondalup United on Saturday.

City sits in fifth spot, while United are placed one spot below in sixth.

Coach Chris Coyne said his players had worked hard on the track and were aware they needed all 27 points on offer during the last nine games of the season to be in title contention.

“(It is) not an easy ask but a challenge that the players will relish and I think is achievable,” he said.

“They will need to be brave and play to their best.

“(Our) performance on Saturday (in a win over Sorrento) has set standards that (the players) need to meet every week and I have the faith that they will push each other hard every week.”

Coyne said his side still needed to be more “ruthless” as a unit.

“As a team we need to defend from the front and that means hard work,” he said.

“They did it against Sorrento so it will be a non-negotiable every week now.

“I think that the pressure the players were feeling in the last few weeks will have been replaced with confidence and they can really go out and enjoy their football.”

Coyne said three more players were available for selection but difficult decisions would be made on the back of a good performance last week.

He said United had been the “surprise packet” this year.

“They have some excellent players and will be another test this week,” he said.

The teams face off at Frank Drago Reserve on Saturday afternoon.

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