Soccer: Bayswater City and Perth SC face off in NPL WA top-of-the-table clash


Bayswater City midfielder Luka Ninkovic. Picture: Jonny Warrington Photography
Bayswater City midfielder Luka Ninkovic. Picture: Jonny Warrington Photography

BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne says his players are looking to apply their quick ball movement and pressure in their top-of-the-table clash against Perth SC on Sunday.

City sits two points clear of Perth on the National Premier Leagues WA ladder, ahead of the teams’ round 8 fixture.

Coyne said the preparation had been very good and the players were looking forward to a tough game.

“It is a top of the table clash with both teams travelling well and being the standalone Sunday game should prove a great day,” he said.

“The boys are ready to go and we had no injury concerns.”

Coyne was pleased with his players’ defensive work.

“We are not conceding goals since round 1 where we conceded two goals, so that is very reassuring,” he said.

“We have worked very hard on how quickly we move the ball forward and pressurise the opposition so will be looking to apply this on Sunday.”

Coyne said City’s last encounter with Perth was in the Top Four Final last year which was a hard fought game.

“Perth are an excellent team who have been in the top two or three teams for as long as I can remember,” he said.

Meanwhile, star striker Gustavo Miron Marulanda is expected to return in 12 months after having surgery.

“It is a huge loss for the club, not only on the pitch but off it as his personality makes the club an enjoyable place to be,” Coyne said.

“We obviously wish him a speedy recovery and like to congratulate him and Susana on the birth of their second child.”

City will play Perth at Frank Drago Reserve on April 15.

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