NPL WA: Bayswater City prepares for top of the table clash with leaders Inglewood

NPL WA: Bayswater City prepares for top of the table clash with leaders Inglewood

THE NPLWA competition heats up this weekend with Bayswater City taking on Inglewood United in a top of the ladder clash on Saturday.

Bayswater City coach Chris Coyne said his side would work on converting their opportunities at training this week.

“We are doing everything right apart from sticking it in the back of the net,” Coyne said.

“Scoring is hard at the best of times but our players are doing everything right in getting in the right areas and once they score one they will get on a roll and get some confidence.”

Despite a draw with Cockburn last week and a tough loss to Stirling previously, Coyne said he was not concerned about Bayswater’s form.

“If we were not creating opportunities then you get worried but over the last two weeks we have created enough chances to win four to five games and that will take care of itself as we have tremendous confidence in our players’ ability,” Coyne said.

Coyne said Saturday’s game would be “very combative” .

“The best part about the game for Bayswater is that we have been in this position before and would not take any notice of the so called six-pointer, it is only another 90 minutes for us,” he said.

“Inglewood on the other hand have never found themselves under the strain of having to win every game and they will be the ones having to battle the nerves come Saturday 3pm.”

He said the game was just as important as any other fixture.

“All games are big games and we prepare no differently whether we are playing bottom of the table or another top table team,” he said.

“The boys will know what is required of them as a team and also as individuals and we will work hard and enjoy the game.”

He said Inglewood had recruited well, as the side had a lot of experience and some very good players.

“They are a big competitive side that will get the ball forward early and look to pressure us physically,” he said.

“They can score goals from all areas and we feel we owe them one after they nicked a 2-0 victory at (Frank Drago Reserve) when we felt we controlled all other facets of the game.”

Triple premiership midfielder Paul McCarthy was a chance to return from injury.

Bayswater City plays Inglewood United at Inglewood Stadium at 3pm on Saturday July 2.