Fury secure road win
Words: Aaron Cooper
Additional reporting: Sam Attwood
Images: Sam Attwood
Two goals either side of half-time has secured a 2-0 road victory for Northern Fury against the Sunshine Coast.
The Fury remain a mathematical chance of playing in the finals after compounding the Fire’s woes.
The hosts succumbed to their 13th defeat from 15 games this season, all but consigning them to the wooden spoon.
The visitors had the better chances of the opening period and made that dominance tell on the cusp of the break as Johnathon Bagley headed home from close range.
Eighteen minutes after the break and Corey Waples handed his side some breathing space from the penalty spot, converting coolly.
The Fire had a couple of final chances to haul themselves back into the game, but couldn’t find a way to goal.
They now face the high-flying Olympic while the Fury return to North Queensland to host Redlands United.
21’ – CHANCE FOR FURY – Kyren Walters turns inside Danyon Bell but shoots low into the side of the net.
32’ – YELLOW CARD FOR FIRE – Oliver Blackmore booked for a tackle.
45’ – GOAL FOR FURY – Johanathon Bagley heads a home a cross from 10 metres.
51’ – CHANCE FOR FIRE – Jez Lofthouse steals the ball and shoots from 25 metres with no luck.
61’ – YELLOW CARD FOR FIRE – Bell is booked for a tackle.
63’ – GOAL FOR FURY – Corey Waples converts a spot kick low into the bottom left corner.
65’ – CHANCE FOR FURY – Hamish Cassady shoots from beyond the area after a long run down the left flank. His shot is saved by Kevin Downes.
68’ – CHANCE FOR FIRE - Lofthouse darts around Fury defenders before shooting low from 15 metres which is saved.
73’ – CHANCE FOR FIRE – Zachary Munster latches on to Lofthouse’s low cross, shooting against the crossbar.
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland – Round 15
Sunday, June 25
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Sunshine Coast FC 0
Northern Fury 2 (Johnathon BAGLEY 45’, Corey WAPLES 63’ p.)