Figg and Green star in comfortable ‘ team effort’ triumph over Thunder Fury back with force
THE Northern Fury have rediscovered the goal scoring mojo with a 3- 0 win over South West Queensland Thunder.
A long- range strike from defender Nicholas Figg followed by a second half brace by Jarrod Green rounded out the comfortable victory.
The return to form for the Fury has also moved the club clear from the Queensland NPL ladder’s bottom four.
Going into Saturday’s game in Toowoomba with a strong emphasis on converting goal scoring opportunities, the Fury didn’t disappoint, with Figg’s driving effort outside the 18yard box on 20 minutes capping off an early phase of dominant possession.
The Fury kept dictating terms for the rest of the half and were just as dominant in the second half, with Green scoring his first on 55 minutes by tapping in a failed clearance by the Thunder.
The two- goal buffer never looked under threat, and Green capped off the win with his second in the final minute of regular play by scoring from a forward run into the penalty area.
“We decided to take our opportunities last night,” Fury coach Paul Roncato said.
“I know I sound like a broken record, but we’ve been talking about the importance of taking our opportunities for a long time now.
“If you take your chances, you go on to win the game.
“Nic Figg is one of those defenders who likes to take his chances when he pushes up, and his goal really kicked things off.
“It really was a whole team effort, everyone from the goal keeper to the were fantastic.
“It was a massive win and it really couldn’t have come at a better time.”
The Fury will hit the road again this weekend to take on competition ladder leaders Gold Coast City.
The Gold Coast outfit handed the Fury a 2- 0 defeat at the Townsville Sports Reserve in April and Roncato’s side will be determined to exact some revenge. Roncato went without starting players including Jono Bagley and Jake Perry because of injury, meaning young bloods Ezra Kennedy, Ben Stewart and Kyren Wal- guys upfront ters were NPL run.
“It’s good to see the guys that we’re starting to blood really stand up,” Roncato said.
“It’s hard to say if we will get anyone back at this stage, but like I said before a really good spirit has returned and it was great to walk into a winning dressing room again.
“I really hope we can keep that spirit and bring it against the Gold Coast.”
Michael Maher and Corey Waples received yellow cards during Saturday’s game, as did two Thunder players, but the Fury pair will be free to play this weekend. again handed an