NPL WA: Bayswater City facing disappointing prospect of missing finals series

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BAYSWATER City is looking to finish a disappointing season on a high with a finals series berth on the line against Balcatta this weekend.

City is sitting fifth on the ladder with 35 points and is one game away from a top four spot.

If other results go their way, City could sneak into the top four, but it was now out of his the players’ hands.

Coach Chris Coyne said his players were disappointed to let the opportunity of winning four-straight titles slip.

“We feel as a group we have really underachieved this year and the fact we could potentially miss the top four final series is a shame as they are the best football team in the league and are still the best squad,” he said.

Coyne said he wanted his players enjoy the game and play with no fear.

“Our destiny is in the hands of other results… I want them to play with a smile on their faces and really put on a show,” he said.

“If we are to make finals we need to win this game to take good form into the top four where no one will want to play us.”

He said with the return of Todd Howarth and Devon Gibson, his side was at full strength apart from the suspended David Heageny for the Balcatta match.

“Balcatta are a good side who have had a really topsy-turvy year,” he said.

“On their day they can beat anyone and we must be very respectful of the talent they have in their team.”