Fury coach happy with progress

PUBLISHED: 15:34 18 November 2011

Romford Fury's Sean Martin holds off a Bristol rival

Romford Fury's Sean Martin holds off a Bristol rival


Successive wins for Romford youngsters

Romford Fury completed back-to-back wins with success in Bristol last weekend.

Buoyed by their derby win over Lee Valley, they produced a strong second period on their way to an 8-5 victory.

And head coach Simon Kears is hoping they have turned the corner.

He said: “Bristol is always a hard place to go and get a result but I think we proved we are a different team to what they played in Romford and that shocked them.

“They have experience and strength in depth but when you play with the intensity and skill we showed there was only going to be one winner.

“We need to tighten up our goals against but all in all I was impressed with the spirit and desire to win the guys showed.

“The real test starts this weekend when we travel to Gosport to play the unbeaten leaders. If we can put out a full squad we have a chance.”

Fury went seven games without a win at the start of the season, drawing three times.

But Kears added: “It was always going to be a case of an up and down start as we were unable to put together a fully competitive squad until a few games into the season.

“The Fury, unlike most ENL2 teams, has had to rebuild each season and it’s really hard to get consistency when you do this.

”I think from the Lee Valley game we saw a real turning point in the season. We deserved to get at least a point out of all the games we’ve lost and in most we have drawn we’ve conceded late on.

“New arrivals need time to gel with linemates. We’ve now built what I see as a great competitive team and if we play to our potential we can beat any team in the league.

“I think if we keep the same team for 2012–2013 you’ll see a real push for the top spot.

“New additions like Matt France, Matt Brown, Ryan Blackwood, Sam Roberts and Dave Richards have brought a new dimension to the team really helping solidify the lines and mixed with returnees like Mel Bidder, Robbie Veares and Sam Park we’ve now got real depth in the talent.”

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