Final four berth for Falkirk side

An 18-6 opening period set Fury on the road to the Scottish Cup semi-finals and what will be a tie against the Glasgow Rocks.

The Falkirk club’s senior womans side also play the Rocks outfit in their Cup semi-final with both ties looking to be played on the 21st with the woman at the Mariner.

Pic Lisa McPhillips 15/11/2013'Clark Eriksson Fury v Perth, Mariner Centre, Camelon

Pic Lisa McPhillips 15/11/2013'Clark Eriksson Fury v Perth, Mariner Centre, Camelon

While Fury had seven different scorers in the opening quarter final stanza at the Mariner, the visitors 6 points all came from Marco Giannico. The second period saw Fury’s starters remain on the bench.

During this period Richard Thorpe had 8 points, that included two threes and 19 year old Ross Gibson produced some positive offence and 4 points. The half time score saw Fury 34-21 ahead with the visitors competing well. The Clark Eriksson side picked up their execution in the third when their starting five returned to the action with Scott Russsell on 8, Jonny Bunyan 7 and Walter Lubeigt 6 personal in a 29-10 run that saw Fury enter the final period 32 points clear. The fourth quarter saw Fury again rotate through their bench and a 19-17 scoreline for the Falkirk side gave them a comfortable 34 point win. The game also featured the CSU cheerleaders from Stirling University who were in action for the first time for Fury. The crowd appreciated the cheerleaders support and they will return to support Fury this Friday against Troon. While no one played for more than 20 minutes for Fury, Scott Russell top scored on 14 with Richard Thorpe and Walter Lubeigt on 12 and Jonny Bunyan on 10. Fury Headcoach John Bunyan told Heraldsport “ The win and indeed the game was important on two counts – one we have progressed to the Semi-Finals of the Scottish Cup where we will travel to Glasgow to play the Rocks who we will have to take very seriously. They like to get out and run and despite their league position have the players to give us a good match. Secondly the game against December, the men have drawn away Perth not only allowed court time to all our squad on the night but I did include a number, not all, of our first team so they could have some game action after having no match the previous week. Our game against Troon this Friday will as always be tough, they are an experienced side and we will have to be at our best to ensure we maintain our unbeaten

league run. The Kings showed they are back on form after

defeating Blaze in a similar fashion to what we did so any

title thoughts are a long way off. Against Troon I want our

execution on offence to start picking up, we are beating

teams with pretty solid defence but we need to more

consistent with our scoring”.