Stirling Lions coach Rob Milevski hoping to upset Bayswater City


Bayswater taking on Stirling in March. Picture:Kate Jackson
Bayswater taking on Stirling in March. Picture:Kate Jackson

STIRLING Lions coach Rob Milevski hopes his side can score an upset win against archrivals Bayswater City on Saturday.

Milevski said the team faced a big challenge against ladder leaders Bayswater.

“Bayswater are sitting on top at the moment, we are sitting fourth and one of our goals is to finish in the top four and be involved in September finals action,” Milevski said.

“I expect a tough game, Bayswater is a quality team and they have been the benchmark of the NPL for a number of years now.

“We are probably going in as underdogs and we will be going over there with a game plan and hopefully cause an upset.”

Milevski said after two close losses to Bayswater this year, he hoped Saturday’s away game would be “third time lucky”.

He said the possible inclusion of another defender would help Stirling’s chances.

“One of our key defenders who was suspended, Michael Pugliese, would be in the squad for selection for this week’s game,” he said.

“They are very good in the attack… they had a new signing there, so we definitely will look at bringing him in.”

Bayswater coach Chris Coyne said Stirling was a well-organised side and historically provided a challenge for Bayswater.

“They are a very exciting team with plenty of goals in the team so we know it will be tough,” he said.

Stirling Lions plays Bayswater City on Saturday at Frank Drago Reserve.