NPL WA: Bayswater City ready for Perth SC in battle of third against second


Bayswater City’s Jason Mirco. Picture: Kate Jackson
Bayswater City’s Jason Mirco. Picture: Kate Jackson

BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne says his players will be hunting for a win against fellow title contenders Perth Soccer Club on Sunday at Dorrien Gardens.

With only one point separating the second and third placed sides, Coyne said City was excited for the upcoming blockbuster match.

“It is a traditional derby match and our players understand the significance of the game,” he said.

“We are going into it in good form, fit and healthy and the players cannot wait to get out there and test themselves against a title challenger in Perth.”

Coyne said there was no change in terms of preparation this week.

“It does not matter who we are playing as proven this year any one can beat anyone at any given time so we will carry on with our structure,” he said.

“Jamie Coyne will return after a one-week suspension and David Heagney is also available after he returns from a family visit to the United Kingdom.”

Coyne said the players would push on to end the season on a strong note before the finals series.

“I am not sure whether it is confidence but you can smell the atmosphere in the dressing room has changed,” he said.

“I think that the players realised that we were very close to being out of the title race two weeks ago and with the results going our way, they have the scent of retaining the trophy that they have held for a while now.”