Fury overcome tough GIANTS challenge

The Victorian Fury have overcome two strong challenges from the Canberra GIANTS in round four of the Deakin University Australian Netball League (ANL).

With almost identical margins in the two games, Fury claimed victories 61-53 and 61-54.

The Fury started fast in the first match, with a 17-10 lead at quarter time before the GIANTS clawed back in the second quarter to be down by just one goal at half-time. A strong second half saw the Fury eight goal winners.

Fury co-vice-captain Casey Adamson said it was a great start to the weekend away.

“We got off to a really good start in the first quarter, so that paved the way for the rest of the game,” Adamson said.

“The GIANTS came back at us a couple of times, but we were able to get ourselves out of that and get the win in the end.”

Shooting 49 goals in the first match, Fury shooter Rahni Samason was a standout performer.

“She’s been killing it this year. I’m really stoked for her,” Adamson said.

“Every week she keeps performing and keeps putting the shots up and obviously that’s helping us on the scoreboard.”

The second game begun quite differently, with the GIANTS out to an 11 goal lead during the first half before the Fury staged a mammoth second half comeback.

Adamson said although the large margin, it was positive that the team were still able to take the win.

“We never gave up and kept trying to get the ball, to turn it over and to get goals,” Adamson said.

“We never had that attitude that they were on top of us.

The Fury hit the road for the third week in a row this weekend as they take on the Territory Storm on the Sunshine Coast.