NPL WA: Bayswater City gets physical for Sorrento clash

Bayswater City's Jason Mirco. Picture: Sabata Creatives
Bayswater City's Jason Mirco. Picture: Sabata Creatives

BAYSWATER City Soccer Club players have taken a more “physical” approach to training ahead of their match against third-placed Sorrento on June 24.

The fifth-placed Bayswater City drew 4-4 with Sorrento in round 4 of the National Premier League WA season.

City coach Chris Coyne said the team took part in boxing and cross-fit sessions to replicate a 90-minute match during training this week.

“Everyone is fit and raring to go and we should have Brent Griffiths back for the game…he was close last week but was just a little short of match fitness,” he said.

Coyne said players had to concentrate on not giving sloppy goals when they were in possession.

“The individual errors are causing us to ship goals and chase games, at 1-1 with Perth on Sunday we were in total control until that 2nd goal and it meant we had to chase the game and left ourselves exposed at the back,” he said,

“They really have no choice, the games come thick and fast now and if the players want to be contenders and win the league they need to win every game.

“That winning mentality has deserted some of the players but it won’t leave me; whether it is tiddly winks or tug of war, I want to win no matter what and will give my everything to do so.”

Coyne said it was always a tough contest against Sorrento.

“They want to beat us to stay at the top of the table and we have no choice but to win the game to keep our season alive,” he said.

“It will be tough, frantic and end to end and one game that the football public should get down to watch.”

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