North Queensland Fury’s Edds wants to build on first match

North Queensland Fury midfielder Gareth Edds hopes the side can build on their opening match draw with the Perth Glory.

North Queensland Fury midfielder Gareth Edds hopes the side can build on their opening match draw with the Perth Glory.

The Fury were not expected to get a point in the first hit out of the new season but Edds feels the team has plenty more to gain following the performance that saw them grab a 3-3 draw thanks to a late Chris Grossman header.

“We haven't proved anything, we've played one game, so we've got to build on that," the stand-in skipper told the Townsville Bulletin.

"We're not getting above ourselves or anything like that, we need to keep level (headed) ... people are still writing us off so we need to prove them wrong and it's what we're going to try and go out and do.

"We don't mind the underdog tag ... it galvanises the squad and we know what we want to achieve."

Edds added, however, that the result was a good one for the Fury who were up against it, taking on a determined Glory outfit in front of a very healthy crowd.

"It's such a long trip and with a 16,000 crowd (supporting the Glory) it was a great result for us,” he added.

“It was pretty quiet when we were celebrating (Grossman’s equaliser), so that was great for us to silence them.

"It was a good result and, in the end, a great performance by us, so we just have to build on that and take it into the next game."