Bayswater coach up for Floreat Athena challenge

BAYSWATER City Soccer Club coach Chris Coyne says a technical focus at training has prepared his players well ahead of tomorrow’s game against Floreat Anthea.

Coyne said the players needed to capitalise on goal-scoring opportunities and make better decisions, after being disappointed with wastefulness in their 2-0 win over Balcatta last weekend.

“Once we get into those areas, we had numerous chances that we could have killed the game but when you don’t take them the opposition are always a chance,” he said.

“We need to stop being so sloppy in possession, I know its exaggerated when you have 60 per cent possession but it is not something I will accept and it goes back to setting high standards and not mediocrity.

“Like it or not the next 3 weeks will make or break the season and the players can either thrive in it or let someone else run away with it.”

Coyne said there were no injury concerns however the squad was strengthened by the return of Declan Hargreaves, David Stokoe and Brent Griffiths.

Coyne said Floreat were a very good attacking team and were second on the ladder for a reason.

“They are not a typically balanced side as they have midfielders all over the pitch but they make for an exciting game,” he said.

Bayswater City and Floreat Anthea will face off at Litis Stadium tomorrow.

Bayswater are fifth on the ladder, four points behind second-placed Floreat, although they do have a game in hand.