NPL WA: Bayswater City confident heading into second match with Armadale in a week


Bayswater City’s Jason Mirco. Picture: Sabata Creatives
Bayswater City’s Jason Mirco. Picture: Sabata Creatives

DESPITE playing five games in 14 days, Bayswater City coach Chris Coyne will ensure his team is ready to go against Armadale this weekend.

City and Armadale will face off for the second time this week after City defeated Armadale 5-0 in the pair’s FFA Cup round 5 meeting on Anzac Day.

Coyne said he had been hard on the players in recent weeks, which paid off with good results.

“We are the in form team in the league and at the minute and with the continued hard work and application we will continue to get better,” he said.

“The only concern that we have is still David Stokoe, he copped a heavy knock against Perth Glory so we are watching him closely to see if he will be available.”

Coyne said the team needed to be more patient when in possession of the ball.

“It is like we want to score every time we have the ball and we need to show more composure to control the tempo of the game but to also score more freely,” he said.

He said Armadale was a “robust” group with some good players and exciting young talent.

“They will definitely set up to be very defensive and counter attack and we need to be mindful of their pace on the counter,” he said.

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