Fury women in Edinburgh action

All three of Clark Eriksson Fury’s team had matches in Edinburgh.

The city’s Kool Kats were the opposition for the trio of teams.

Like Fury, the Edinburgh club boast teams in all six of the top flight National league.

Fury cadette girls are seen as Division 1 title contenders and the u16 girls did not do anything to spoil that perception with a strong win against their capital opponents. With a final scoreline of 61-44 Fury ran their bench and produced excellent play at both ends off the floor. Leading scorer’s were Internationalist’s Laura Young on 17 and Emma Straiton on 15.

The duo were well supported by Sarah Beattie and Emma Paterson with 13 year old Scotland star Emma Norval showing she will be a valuable addition to the u16 team. Fury also secured the services this season of Falkirk football star Vicky Gray and she made an excellent start in her first National league match.

The Junior woman struggled against Kats going down 65 – 21. Centre Nikoline Laidlaw continues to be on the injured list and is a big miss but on a positive note fellow centre Emma Murray played the full game after as season of injury issues.

There is little doubt that the team will pick up as the season progresses but wins will be tough to find.

Meanwhile Fury’s senior woman had an incredible second quarter against Kats that saw them shock the capital team and take a half-time lead. That 23-8 second period saw nine and eight points personal from the high scoring duo of Laura Nimmo and Alicia McFadden, which gave Fury a 42-34 half-time lead. Nimmo had hit 7 points in the first quarter giving her 16 points by the half. Captain Jen Gallacher started well with eight in the first period as Fury played well at both ends of the floor.

However a poor third period saw a 15 point turnaround as Kats took a 7 point lead into the final period.

While Fury’s McFadden hit a further 10 personal in the final spell it was not enough and the Kats took the game by 11.

A promising start to Fury who had new signing Debs Primrose from Strathclyde Uni in their line up and with a very promising group of players the Falkirk side could pull some surprises this season.