Fury teach Roar les­son

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - TRENT SLAT­TER trent. slat­ter@ news. com. au

PROUD North­ern Fury coach Paul Ron­cato says his side gave the Bris­bane Roar Youth an “ab­so­lute soc­cer les­son” on their way to a crush­ing 5- 1 vic­tory in Bris­bane yes­ter­day.

Jar­rod Green scored a dou­ble while cap­tain Corey Waples also found the net in his 100th NPL ap­pear­ance.

Kyren Wal­ters opened the scor­ing in the 14th minute as he pushed in be­hind the Roar de­fence be­fore Hamish Cas­sady got in on the ac­tion and Waples nailed his strike from the penalty spot.

Nathan Yoon fin­ished off a cut back to give the Roar some hope in the 38th minute, but Green came up with an im­me­di­ate re­ply from close range to give the Fury a 4- 1 half­time lead.

Green then made it a dou­ble when pounced on a nice ball across the face of goal shortly af­ter the break and they never let the home side get back in the con­test.

It was a sat­is­fy­ing vic­tory for the Fury af­ter they were de­nied full points in Townsville ear­lier this sea­son when the Bris­bane side couldn’t field a team for the chose to for­feit.

Ron­cato was still beam­ing when he spoke with the Townsville Bul­letin af­ter the game.

“We gave them an ab­so­lute soc­cer les­son,” the coach said.

“We came down very de­ter­mined be­cause we got ripped off the first time when they said they couldn’t come down with a com­pet­i­tive side and we wanted to spank the Roar.

“We missed five or six re­ally good op­por­tu­ni­ties so it could have eas­ily gone into dou­ble fig­ures.

“The Roar were full strength with squad of about 25 play­ers and even the as­sis­tant coach for the A- League side was there watch­ing.

“It was just an out­stand­ing per­for­mance all over the park.”

The Fury will need to re­fo­cus be­fore a huge chal­lenge against third­placed Bris­bane Olympic in Ayr this week­end, but Ron­cato said they had a re­newed sense of con­fi­dence af­ter thump­ing the Roar.

“It’s been a bit of roller­coaster ride for us this year, but it’s great to see what we’re ca­pa­ble of do­ing when we do play the foot­ball that we know we can play,” Ron­cato said.

“To come down ( to Bris­bane) and win away is a great achieve­ment and we be­lieve now we can go into our last two games with a heap of con­fi­dence.” trip north and

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