Soccer: Bayswater City players look for shooting boots ahead of Floreat Athena clash


Bayswater City midfielder Andrija Jukic. Picture: Jonny Warrington Photography
Bayswater City midfielder Andrija Jukic. Picture: Jonny Warrington Photography

BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne says his players are correcting their “shooting boots” ahead of a stern test against Floreat Athena on Saturday.

City sits second on the National Premier Leagues WA ladder after losing 2-1 to Perth SC in last weekend’s top-of-the-table clash.

Night Series winners Athena are in 13th position.

Coyne said players had been working hard on converting goals at training.

“We had six to seven easy chances that on another day we take and the outcome is different,” he said.

“If our front three can work harder and smarter we will get take the chances we create and they have done that this week.”

Coyne said he was happy with the team’s start to the season.

“We are in and around were we would like to be so first or second makes no difference when there is only a point gap at the top,” he said.

He also praised young gun and under-18s player Luke Salmon for scoring goals as a substitute for the first team in previous weeks.

“He has done really well and if he continues, he will play more and more,” he said.

“We are trying to protect him by easing him in and working on his game but the kid has been very good so far and showed great maturity and fantastic work ethic.”

He said Athena was a team that should not be in the bottom two.

“They have numerous goal threats and will provide a stern test on Saturday and then again on Wednesday in the FFA Cup,” he said.

City plays Floreat Athena on April 21 at Frank Drago Reserve.

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