Soccer: Bayswater City switches focus to Top Four Cup after claiming NPL WA league title

Bayswater City celebrates after winning the NPL WA title. Picture: Bayswater City Soccer Club/Facebook
Bayswater City celebrates after winning the NPL WA title. Picture: Bayswater City Soccer Club/Facebook

BAYSWATER City are “fit and firing” ahead of its Top Four Cup clash against Inglewood United, the side City leapfrogged to win the National Premier Leagues WA league title last week.

In the final round of the season, City capitalised on Inglewood’s 1-1 draw with Floreat and beat Stirling Lions 3-1 to win its fourth premiership in five years.

City coach Chris Coyne said the 2017 premiership was the “best one yet”.

“The tension after the final whistle hoping for Floreat to get that equaliser was eight of the longest minutes in my football career,” he said.

“I am extremely proud of the players as they made it 10 wins in a row; I asked them to trust me that Inglewood will slip up and they did that and made a massive statement.”

Coyne said the players were fit and firing and knew they were fighting for spots in the starting line-up.

“The players enjoyed the win but they were quick to get their heads back and realise we have an opportunity to get into a home final,” he said.

Coyne said his players were capable of continuing their winning ways against Inglewood.

“I believe that it should be a great football spectacle,” he said.

“Both teams will be really up for the occasion and we will be pushing hard to try and get the required result.

“I think that Inglewood would want to send out a message after falling at the final hurdle that they were the best team and we want to do likewise.”

Bayswater City plays Inglewood United at Frank Drago Reserve on Saturday, September 2.

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