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North Queensland Fury's Studman vows to bounce back after own goal

North Queensland Fury defender Brett Studman has vowed to bounce back to the top after conceding an own goal in his return to A-League action on Saturday evening.

The 25-year old was making his debut for the Fury, five years after playing his one and only A-League game with the Newcastle Jets, and was performing well until a horror incident handed the opposition a goal.

In the 50th minute of the Fury's home clash with Adelaide United, the match was evenly poised at 1-1 when Reds skipper Lucas Pantelis unleashed with a left-footed shot from inside the area.

Unfortunately for Studman, the ball ricocheted off him and into the back of the net to give Adelaide the lead which they eventually held onto to take out the contest 3-2.

Studman was devastated after the game and said he would fight back for his teammates.

"It was heartbreaking, especially when we lost (3-2) it's devastating," Studman told the Townsville Bulletin.

"I'd rather play average and us win ... if we won and we didn't cop goals like that, I'd be happy.

"It's a team sport for me and I love all these boys, it's ... such a big family, so I'd rather us win. It was devastating."

Studman added that he was happy to leave the moment behind and prepare himself for the trip to take on Melbourne Heart on Saturday.

"I can leave it behind straight away," he added.

"I would absolutely love to play again against Melbourne (Heart)."

Andrew Slevison
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