The 6-0 win at home last week - which included a hat-trick for local lad, Sam Herlihy - was encouraging after our previous home game and was exactly what I was looking for. The pleasing aspect of it was that what we had worked on, and talked about, at training was put into action on the park – and it showed.
This week, we face another team lingering towards the bottom of the NPL table in Brisbane City. Despite their position, we’re very clear that they will be no easy beats. Brisbane City is a long-standing and proud club in Queensland football and they’ll be like caged lions scrapping for whatever they can get after six rounds and just one point.
We’ve got to be ready for that challenge – and work on getting back-to-back wins. From my point of view, it’s absolutely necessary that we get two consecutive home wins and make Townsville Sports Reserve our ‘Fortress Fury’.
As we learned from the Sunshine Coast loss, just because we’re playing at home, there’s no luxury to relax. We need to be confident, but we also have to earn the right to win a game.
The match kicks-off tonight at 7pm so, when you’ve finished your ANZAC Day commemorations, why not join us?
By the way, in case you missed it, the club was delighted that seven of our girls from U-13 and U-15 teams have been selected in the Queensland state teams to take part in the FFA National Championships in the next school holidays in Coffs Harbour.
All-up, Northern Fury is providing 17% of the State teams across these two age groups and it’s a credit to the girls and the strong coaching and development program we’ve developed together with Bill Mitchell and Catherine Roncato. Congratulations to all involved.
Ian Ferguson is Director of Coaching of Northern Fury FC and Head Coach of the NPL team. He has previously coached Perth Glory and the former NQ Fury in the A-League. His playing career spanned 18 years, mostly with Rangers in the Scottish Premier League. He was capped nine times for Scotland.