Northern Fury FC will play its first match of the 2015 Westfield FFA Cup tomorrow when they meet local team, the Townsville Warriors, at Brolga Park at 7pm.
While Fury has been in good form in the Play Station 4 NPL Queensland competition, they have had very little competitive match time recently due to match postponements. Their last competitive outing was on ANZAC Day.
It’s a situation that has frustrated Northern Fury coach, Ian Ferguson.
“I think any coach would prefer to keep the momentum going, both for our NPL competition and for the FFA Cup match. It’s even more challenging for an FFA Cup match as it’s a do-or-die effort.
A veteran of numerous Scottish FA Cup championship wins with Rangers, Ferguson said that while this is only the second year of a similar competition in Australia, it is a great way of involving football clubs from small towns through to big city A-League clubs.
“The FFA Cup is a chance for a team from anywhere across Australia to go all the way and it’s a big opportunity to be on a bigger stage, whether you’re playing in an NPL team like Fury or a local team like Warriors,” he said.
While Northern Fury has had an enforced rest, their opponents Townsville Warriors have been in sparkling form over the preceding rounds of the Westfield FFA Cup competition.
The Warriors three FFA Cup games so far have seen victories over Ingham (5-2), Brothers (4-3) and MA Olympic (3-1) with Warriors coach Glen Davey hoping to take the same winning form into tomorrow’s match.
The winner will progress to play the winner of the match between FNQFC Heat and Stratford Dolphins.
Northern Fury plays its next NPL match four days later in Brisbane against Olympic FC, and its next home game against Moreton Bay on May 23rd.
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