NPL WA: Bayswater City coach Coyne starts mind games as side closes in on top spot

Bayswater City midfielder Paul McCarthy.
Bayswater City midfielder Paul McCarthy.

BAYSWATER City players will aim to extend their eight-match winning streak against Mandurah City this weekend, in a bid to keep its premiership hopes alive.

Second-placed Bayswater is just a point behind ladder-leaders Inglewood United on the National Premier Leagues WA ladder while Mandurah is on the brink of regulation in last place.

Bayswater coach Chris Coyne said his side had worked hard and benefited from an extra training session.

“They are very confident as it is now eight-on-the-bounce and the players do believe, as I do, that Inglewood will come unstuck as they did last year in the next two games,” he said.

“The players are well aware that they will need to win; hopefully Balcatta who are fighting for their lives to stay in the league can get a result to help us go top if we win, but our destiny is out of our control.”

Coyne said all of his squad members were fit, the squad welcoming the return of David Stokoe, Brent Griffiths and David Heagney.

Coyne said his players could only push hard to try and win against a good Mandurah side and see where a win would take them.

“Any Mandurah team is hard to beat and this will be no different; they will be fighting to ensure that they stay in the league and they have some very good players,” he said.

“We will prepare well, train hard and show Doug Hesketh and Mick Lyons the utmost respect (because) we expect a very tough game.”

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