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North Queensland furious after more bad refereeing

North Queensland Fury coach Franz Straka was full of anger following last night's 3-2 loss to Melbourne Heart.

The Fury capitulated after taking an early lead but the Czech tactician failed to blame the performance of his players, preferring to place the responsibility on the officials, who in his eyes, were once again anti-Fury.

"We were not the worse opponent, we were better. It was like the second half in the loss to Central Coast," Straka said.

"But the point is also with the referees - I don't know if I can talk, maybe I'll get a suspension - but it is very hard against us.

"Every game, it is some decisions against us, I don't know why."

Straka was speaking of two of the Heart's three goals in which Eli Babalj appeared to be off-side for the leveler before Gerald Sibon seemed to handle the ball in the area before slotting past Justin Pasfield.

The Fury did manage to hit back thanks to an 85th minute Ufuk Talay penalty but it wasn't enough as they were left to rue wasted chances in their second-straight home loss.

Andrew Slevison
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