Friday, December 11, 2009

Fury manage first clean sheet at home

North Queensland Fury kept their first clean sheet at home when they beat Perth Glory 1-0 at Dairy Farmers’ Stadium in Townsville tonight.

A 32nd-minute goal by David Williams - his first in the A-League - decided the match.

A short corner by Robbie Fowler was driven in from just outside the box on the right by Paul Kohler and it took a deflection before the ball fell to Williams.

Williams’s first effort was blocked by goalkeeper Tando Velaphi, but as the ball came back to Williams, he headed it home.

The Fury had the better of the first half but the Glory came back strongly in the second and missed a couple of good chances.

The Fury moved up a place to eighth, while Glory stay fifth.

Fury coach, Ian Ferguson, described it as a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ performance.

He said his team’s first-half performance was magnificent, but they just hung on in the second half.

Fowler went off after an hour and had ice strapped to his left knee as he sat out the remaining half an hour of the game.

Ferguson said it just a precautionary measure as his side now face three games in nine days.

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