Fury Head North

The Victorian Fury will head north to take-on the re-formed Territory Storm in Round 2 action of the Australian Netball League.

Heading to Alice Springs to take-on the Storm, the Fury will be looking to improve on their fourth-placed position on the ANL ladder.

The Fury recorded mixed results during the first round, finishing the weekend with one win and one loss.

After going down in their first game against the Tasmanian Magpies 51-44, the Fury regrouped with a win the following day, 53-46.

Fury shooter, Kate Thompson, starred on the weekend, scoring 74 of her team’s 97 goals across the two games.

Thompson will be looking to impress again this weekend against Storm’s defenders Karli Foster and Sunshine Coast Lightning training partner Ashlee Unie.

Another game changer for the Fury last weekend was midcourter Lara Dunkley, who came into the team for the second game of the round.

Dunkley said that it was great for the team that they were able to bounce back from the loss on Saturday.

“I think the opening round was quite exciting! There were many mixed emotions, and girls new to the ANL system, and it was good to get the nerves out,” Dunkley said.

“We have been working on trusting and believing one another to let the ball go, and as a group overcome challenges we may encounter, which I believe reflected in our performance on Sunday – that we could pick ourselves up from Saturday night and take the win.”

The Storm are winless so far in the competition, being defeated in their first two matches against the Queensland Fusion, 41-27 and 60-38.

This week ahead of the trip to the Northern Territory, the team has been focussing on their on-court connection.

“We have been working on our connections and timings on court and have been focusing on that consistent 100% work rate in attack and defence all of the time,” Dunkley said.

The Fury matches will be played on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February at 9pm AEDT at the Pat Gallagher Centre in Alice Springs.