Soccer: Bayswater City eye changes ahead of tough grand final rematch

Soccer: Bayswater City eye changes ahead of tough grand final rematch

BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne says there could be up to six changes for this weekend’s 2017 Night Series grand final rematch against Mandurah City.

In February, Bayswater beat Mandurah 3-1 and will face off again in Round 12 of the National Premier League WA.

Coyne said there were a few injury concerns coming out of last week’s draw against Armadale.

“We had five out last week and Bor Bor Sam was suspended, but they are all likely to be available this week, which is a massive inclusion for the squad,” he said.

“The boys gave me everything and sometimes it isn’t to be, but with six players that could start out of the squad, it means that we have only lost one in 15 competitive games this year.”

Coyne said players benefited from a full week of training.

“The last two weeks have all been about maintenance with the amount of games, so it was good to be able to get back out on the training ground and get some work done,” he said.

Coyne said bottom-placed Mandurah was in a “false position” and they expected a tough game.

“They will be well organised and very physical as they showed in the 2017 Night Series grand final,” he said.

He said the team was setting its sights on moving from fourth to top spot on the ladder.

“With 16 games and a game in hand, we can go to second place if we are able to win the catch-up game,” he said.

“It really is such a long season, so with 48 points still left to play for, we will just keep trying to improve every week.”