Fowler nets first Fury goal

MELBOURNE - Robbie Fowler's Australia adventure finally began to pay off at the weekend when the former England striker scored his first goal for the A-League's cellar-dwelling North Queensland Fury.

Fowler, the struggling club's captain and marquee signing in its first year in the expanded competition, slotted home a neat half volley after connecting with team mate James Robinson's cross in the Fury's 3-3 draw with Adelaide United.

"We've shown last week and tonight we are definitely going the right way, a few performances more like that and we'll give not just a team but every team in the league a good game," Fowler said.

The draw gave Fury, based in the steamy northern city of Townsville, its first point in the league after three consecutive losses.

The team remains rooted at the bottom of the A-League standings, however, having conceded 12 goals after the first four rounds and they remain nine points behind undefeated leaders Sydney FC.

Fury's fellow expansion side Gold Coast United, backed by Australian iron ore magnate Clive Palmer, fell to their first defeat of the season after three wins in a row. United lost 1-0 to Newcastle Jets and trail Sydney by a point.