Dapto Dandaloo Fury bounce back from shock cup exit

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Fury coach Norm Boardman.

Fury coach Norm Boardman.

Dapto Dandaloo Fury bounced back from a shock mid-week Bert Bampton Cup loss with a 1-0 win over South Coast United on Sunday.

Sam Munro scored the winner for the hosts to solidify the Fury's second place on the Illawarra Premier League ladder.

The win comes just days after they were knocked out of the Bert Bampton Cup by District League high flyers Picton Rangers in a 2-1 defeat at Ian McLennan Park.

Coach Norm Boardman said it was the perfect way to respond to their midweek disappointment.

"For me, I think we showed signs of a good revival," he said.

"Even though it was only 1-0, it was a dogfight. We have reversed the result from last time and overcame the disappointment of losing in the Cup."

South Coast handed the Fury their only defeat in the regular season early this year in a 1-0 triumph at Ian McLennan Park.

But Munro's goal in the 74th minute ensured honours would be even for the season-long duel between the two teams.

Munro pounced on an Alvin Ceccoli through ball which fell in behind United's defence.

The hosts had created numerous chances before the goal, but only needed the one to claim the points.

"It was a good battle, a good tactical battle. Painey [South Coast coach Alan Paine] does his homework and he reads the game quite well," Boardman said.

"He did a few things to nullify what we tried. In the end we brought Shaun McRae on and he made a difference and Munners [Sam Munro] popped up for the goal."

Boardman also added Joe Crowley to the line-up for the match to enhance the merger club's offensive potency.

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