Soccer: Bayswater City ready for Night Series grand final


Bayswater City midfielder Jason Mirco Picture: Sabata Creatives
Bayswater City midfielder Jason Mirco Picture: Sabata Creatives

BAYSWATER City is “raring to go” to contest a second-straight Night Series trophy against Mandurah City on Saturday.

Bayswater City coach Chris Coyne said the team’s preparation was business as usual ahead of the grand final.

“I am very pleased for the club, the supporters and the players as it is reward for the last three months of hard work and a proof of all the endeavour they have given us over that period,” he said.

“They have really acquitted themselves well and got super fit and deserve to enjoy the evening.

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“Every game is the same mentally and we will show that respect to Mandurah like we do every team but it is just 90 minutes of football.”

Coyne said injured defender Jack Allen was two weeks away from playing.

Coyne said Bayswater’s run to the grand final would also send a message to rival clubs.

“The game in the grand scheme of things is not massive as the NPL WA winners get the greatest rewards, however it would mean we have set out our intent as a group and we will ensure that other clubs are aware that we intend to be up there this year,” he said.

He said Mandurah were a very well coached team under Doug Hesketh and Mick Lyons.

“As any team that has had success over the last two years they will be a very good team and have good structures,” he said.

“We are under no illusion of the task at hand.”

Bayswater and Mandurah face off on Saturday, 7.30pm at Percy Doyle Reserve.