Fury lord it over the Kings

Jonny Bunyan was on top form against Edinburgh
Jonny Bunyan was on top form against Edinburgh

Injury-hit Fury put on a basketball masterclass to go clear at the top of the Senior Men’s National League last night.

The Clark Eriksson-sponsored side saw off Edinburgh Kings despite side losing centre Roni Gordon to a knee injury after two minutes.

They put that early disruption to one side to run out 95-72 winners against their great rivals.

Fury could even afford to miss the basket for a whole five minutes at the start of the third quarter before findig their scoring touch to run away with the tie and de-throne the reigning champions.

The home side did it the hard way at the Mariner Centre’s basketball court though, first losing centre Gordon after he had played the game of his life against Troon the week previous.

Paramedics wheeled him out with an ice-pack strapped to the left-knee injury picked up in the attacking key and, before long, another important feature in Fury’s starting five was out when captain Keith Bunyan ran into early foul trouble picking up three within the first period and being benched by his father and coach John.

But heroics from younger brother Jonny - particularly from three-point range - and great shifts from makeshift centres Walter Lubeigt and Greg Foussas kept Fury ahead at the break 41-36.

After Bunyan Jnr gave them the first score of the second half a barren spell hit Fury and Kings pulled the game back and swung it in their favour.

However, Fury rallied and some good work from Scott Russell and Bryan Munnoch off the bench restored the lead and propelled Falkirk on to a memorable victory that takes them top of the league.