Fury’s title hopes dented by Knights

CAMELON: Mariner Centre. Falkirk Fury v Stirling Knights.
CAMELON: Mariner Centre. Falkirk Fury v Stirling Knights.

A dramatic finale to Clark Eriksson Fury’s match with Stirling Knights ended their unbeaten run and knocked the Falkirk side off the top of the Scottish National League.

The Falkirk side have led the way throughout the season – and even recorded a convincing win over reigning champions Edinburgh Kings at the Mariner last year – but they were defeated with the final throw of the match and now trail Edinburgh going into the campaign’s final four games.

Head coach John Bunyan told The Falkirk Herald of his disappointment.

“This was a fantastic win for the Knights, we had a lot riding on this match and to lose it, for the players, fans and all who support our programme was very disappointing.

“It may have been a Berwick Rangers moment but that’s sport and you have to make the points to win the game and we just did not execute to our usual standard.

“We were not complacent about the match and I am on record as saying how important all four of the remaining games we had before the Kings game were.”

Fury had led by 14-points at one stage but threw it away to lose 66-67.

It leaves them requiring at least two wins in their next three games, against Glasgow Storm, Troon Tornadoes and St Mirren. The task is not finished though and they must follow that success with victory at Edinburgh in a potential title decider on March 1.