NPL WA: Bayswater City coach pleased with side’s preparation ahead of Floreat Athena clash

Bayswater City takes on Sorrento last weekend in the sides' 4-4 draw. Picture: Sabata Creatives
Bayswater City takes on Sorrento last weekend in the sides' 4-4 draw. Picture: Sabata Creatives

BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne said his side holds no “fear” ahead of a blockbuster clash against second-placed Floreat Anthea on Sunday.

City sits eighth on the National Premier League WA ladder after a 4-4 draw against title contenders Sorrento last week.

Coyne said the preparation had been excellent so far.

“We have had a productive week on the training track and the boys are highly motivated for a big game Sunday at Frank Drago Reserve,” he said.

“All boys have recovered well and performed well at training.”

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Coyne said there would be several changes to the team this week.

“With players being unavailable due to suspension we will have a natural change to the squad, which will give others the opportunity to grab a spot in the starting 11 and make it theirs,” he said.

“I asked our boys for a response at half time against Sorrento and it was pleasing to see us come out firing and score four second-half goals.

“But in order to be at the pointy end come seasons end we need to stop conceding poor goals.”

Coyne said Floreat’s start to the season had been impressive.

“As always we will give our opposition the respect they deserve,” he said.

“But we are confident that if we approach the game and execute to our capabilities our opposition doesn’t hold any fears for us.”

Bayswater City will play Floreat Anthea on Sunday at Frank Drago Reserve.