NPL WA: ‘simple’ game favoured by Coyne ahead of Bayswater City’s clash with Joondalup United

Bayswater City's Brent Griffiths is in doubt against Balga because of interest from a South African club for his services. Picture: Kristie Lim
Bayswater City's Brent Griffiths is in doubt against Balga because of interest from a South African club for his services. Picture: Kristie Lim

BAYSWATER City Soccer Club coach Chris Coyne said his players needed to “keep the game simple” ahead of its crucial clash against Joondalup United tomorrow.

Coyne said the players pulled up well from last weekend’s game except for Declan Hargreaves and Brent Griffiths, who were a bit sore but should be fit in time.

“We changed the formation we played last week and I think it worked well,” he said.

“We have further instilled that into the players so that they are all aware of roles and responsibilities.”

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Coyne said there was room for improvement in decision-making despite a better performance last week.

“The problem for me is that we are gifting teams goal opportunities through our poor choices, whether it is a pass or when to dribble and they are costing us dearly,” he said.

“If we keep the ball and move the ball around patiently we will cause them major problems as they will not have come up with the sort of movement that we have.

“If we get into a battle it will be a long day at the office as Joondalup will be up for the battle.”

Coyne said Joondalup United were a well-organised side that followed a British-style setup.

“They work very hard for each other and will get the ball long early and try and put us under pressure,” he said.

“We expect a very tough game.”