Northern Fury, 8 (Bailey 13', Cassady 48' 52', Murray 53', Walker 60', Green 71' 76', Edmonds 85) v Sunshine Coast Fire, 0
Townsville Sports Reserve
Words by Tristram Peters
A second-half masterclass from Northern Fury has seen them defeat a 10-man Sunshine Coast FC 8-0 at Townsville Sports Reserve on Saturday night.
Fury dominated from the outset, with Jonathan Bagley's shot from a corner deflecting off Jae Eurrell and into the back of the net for an early opener.
Things only worsened for Fire when Zac Munster was shown a red card just before half time after he lashed out with his foot on Bagley.
Fury piled on more pressure after the break as Hamish Cassady scored a quick brace, before Reid Murray expertly chipped the keeper from 30 metres out for the hosts' fourth.
Darren Walker continued Fury's corner dominance, driving the ball home off the crossbar, and Jarrod Green next profited from some sharp passing with a quickfire brace.
Substitute Reece Edmonds capped off Fury's dominant performance, running onto Cassady's sideline throw and slotting the ball past the keeper.
Fury's resounding win will give them confidence when they travel away to Redlands United FC next weekend, while Fire head to Brisbane Olympic still searching for their first win of 2017.