Soccer: Bayswater City have sights set on 2017 Night Series silverware

Todd Howarth. Picture:  Sabata Creatives
Todd Howarth. Picture: Sabata Creatives

BAYSWATER City Chris Coyne says his team are playing for positions ahead of their 2017 Night Series semi-final against Sorrento on February 5.

City’s run to the semi-final included wins over ECU Joondalup and Perth, while Sorrento beat NPLWA runners-up Inglewood.

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Coyne said the players were aware that they were one game away from challenging for silverware.

“They are all playing for positions in this semi-final and if we are fortunate enough to win they will want to play in the final,” he said.

“We are a fit group who have put in the hard yards during pre-season which enables them to get over any bumps and bruises a lot quicker.”

Coyne said it was important for the players to maintain high performance and follow coaching instructions.

“If they are prepared to do this they will be in the team and the results will come as we feel we have the right balance of players to suit the way in which we as a club and coaching team want them to play,” he said.

Coyne said Sorrento was a well-organised and experienced team.

“They will be tough to breakdown and will fight for every scrap on the pitch,” he said.

“They have been somewhat of a bogey side to Bayswater and we will endeavour to ensure that we counter any physicality with our passing game and our desire to win.”

The former Perth Glory player said there might be a few additions to the squad in the next few weeks.

Bayswater City plays Sorrento at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium on February 5 at 7.30pm.