NPL WA: Coyne expects Bayswater City to hit back against Sorrento

Picture: Kate Jackson
Picture: Kate Jackson

BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne is determined to get his team back on track against the eighth-placed Sorrento on Saturday.

Coyne said the team was not getting the results they wanted of late and the team had lacked composure in front of goal.

“The results are obviously not going our way but the players are giving their everything and they are really trying to implement the structures we are giving them,” he said.

“Once again if we score our chances we give ourselves a chance but it has been the story of our season so far.

“The football hasn’t been as free flowing this year as the last two seasons but we are also aware that we are in a transitional period with player movements at the moment.

“We haven’t scored enough this season and that is not aimed at only the attackers, but our defenders and midfielders have not contributed this year and it is influencing the outcome,” he said.

“We have also gifted far too many goals to the opposition this year and made our own problems being sloppy.”

The former Perth Glory player said fringe players had a chance to play against Sorrento and preparation for the game had been “excellent”.

“(Sorrento) are a very organised team that are hard to beat and we expect a very tough game from them,” he said.

“They are ready to get out and get a result.

“The fact of the matter is that we need to win next seven games, we know that Inglewood will lose a few in the last seven weeks and we need to ensure that we are hot on their tales.”

He said he expected City “to fight like their lives depend on it”.

“We are a proud club and we don’t want to let our grip on the championship and the NPL national competition.”