Falkirk Fury win basketball league and cup double

Fury have landed their second league title in succession.  Pic Lisa McPhillips
Fury have landed their second league title in succession. Pic Lisa McPhillips

Clark Eriksson Fury basketball club have defended their Senior Men’s league title, and landed their second trophy in a week.

A 78-64 win over Boroughmuir Blaze maintained the team’s unbeaten run and handed the trophy back to captain Keith Bunyan on Saturday.

But it almost didn’t happen for head coach John Bunyan who feared a fall at the final hurdle in a scoreline closer than Fury have been used to this season.

“This was almost an anti-climax to the season,” he told Heraldsport. “What with winning the Cup last week and needing to win one of our last four games - it had almost become a foregone conclusion that we’d take the title and certainly at times we played a bit like that during the game.

“However we got the result and the players have worked very hard to achieve a 15-0 record in the league. All 12 players contributed and the season for us has been about playing good defence and when you have 10-12 players who are capable of double digit scoring that speaks volumes of the team chemistry and the players’ ability.

“Our goal is to finish the season with no losses and to have a good run in the Play-Offs where the treble is a reality.

“Again we had a great support, and to win it on the road was a great achievement.”