Northern Fury, 1 (Waples 37’) v Brisbane City, 4 (Hore 14’, Sibatuara 37’, Glockner 66’, Thomas 90+3’
International Stadium, Ayr
A pair of goals either side of the half-time for Brisbane City saw them account for Northern Fury in Ayr on Saturday night.
The win sees City climb to fifth, and more importantly, remain within reach of the top four sides as the competition heats-up.
Mitch Hore opened the scoring for the visitors, steering home a cross at the near post before Sam Sibatuara put City firmly in control of the contest as half-timed loomed.
In the blink of an eye the Fury had sliced City’s lead back to one goal as some Corey Waples benefited from an errand pass.
That was as close as the hosts came, however, as Carter Glockner reinstated City’s two-goal buffer in the 66th minute before substitute Owain Thomas iced the cake in stoppage time.
The defeat all but dashes the Fury’s slim finals chances with their seventh loss of the season keeping them well off the pace in eighth position.
The Fury now travel south to face bottom-placed Sunshine Coast FC while Brisbane City will prepare for a mouth-watering Brisbane derby with the Strikers.