Saturday 2 August 2014, 1:00pm at Jenbach Stadium, Austria
Çaykur Rizespor
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Fulham FC
Fulham
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Woodrow 87'
A late Cauley Woodrow strike earned Fulham a 1-0 victory over Caykur Rizespor at the Jenbach Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

87' Goal

Cauley Woodrow

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sean Kavanagh
Off:Kostas Stafylidis

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Parker
Off:Trialist A

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Elsad Zverotic
Off:Tim Hoogland

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hugo Rodallega
Off:Kostas Mitroglou

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jesse Joronen
Off:Marcus Bettinelli

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Thomas Eisfeld
Off:Chris David

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shaun Hutchinson
Off:Fernando Amorebieta

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Williams
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

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A late Cauley Woodrow strike earned Fulham a 1-0 victory over Caykur Rizespor at the Jenbach Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

In a first half of few chances, it was Kostas Mitroglou who went closest to breaking the deadlock when his volley was pushed around the post.

After the restart, Rizespor should have taken the lead when they were awarded a penalty but substitute goalkeeper Jesse Joronen was equal to Lomana Lua Lua’s spot-kick.

And it proved costly when, with three minutes remaining, Woodrow found the net with a composed finish to wrap up a productive week in Austria.

New signing Nikolay Bodurov started the game the day after joining the Club, while Mitroglou was given a first appearance of pre-season since returning from the World Cup in Brazil.

The game started at a gentle tempo in the humid conditions, with the first meaningful event arriving on quarter of an hour when Cumali Bisi was booked for a crude challenge on Fulham’s trialist.

The Turkish side were then controversially handed a free-kick on the edge of the box when Koray Altinay went down under Fernando Amorebieta’s tackle, but the Venezuelan had appeared to simply outmuscle his opponent. Murat Duruer stepped up to take the kick but the wall did its job and deflected the ball behind for a corner.

Mitroglou drew the first save of the game on 26 minutes he connected well with compatriot Kostas Stafylidis’ cross, but Rizespor goalkeeper Necati Yilmaz was able to palm the ball wide of the post.

The Greek striker was involved in his side’s next opportunity 10 minutes later, too – winning a free-kick 25 yards from goal that Chris David bent over the bar.

Shortly after, David’s outswinging corner found the head of Mitroglou who had peeled away from his marker, but he was unable to generate enough power to trouble Yilmaz, who held comfortably.

Altinay then became the second Rizespor man to enter the referee’s notebook when he hauled down Woodrow in a headlock.

Within two minutes of the restart, substitute Joronen was forced to make a great fingertip save when former Newcastle United and Portsmouth man Lua Lua curled a free-kick in towards the near top corner.

Rizespor were handed a golden opportunity to take the lead on 57 minutes when they were awarded a penalty following a Ryan Williams foul on Ali Liban Abdi, but Joronen did brilliantly to deny Lua Lua from the spot, repelling the penalty kick with his legs.

On 73 minutes, Williams robbed Lua Lua on the halfway line and advanced with purpose before feeding Woodrow who flicked the ball back to Hugo Rodallega – only for a covering defender to nick it off his toes before he could get a shot away.

Good skill by George Williams on 79 minutes allowed him to get to the byline and cut the ball back to Rodallega, but his powerful strike was well blocked by Rizespor’s substitute goalkeeper Serkan Kirintili.

With eight minutes remaining, Lua Lua was booked for a needless, and quite appalling, challenge on Scott Parker who had skipped away from the Congolese forward. Fulham’s number eight needed treatment but was given the green light to continue.

With three minutes remaining, the Whites took the lead. George Williams ran directly at the Turkish defence who continued to back off, played a one-two with Rodallega, and then slipped the ball in to Woodrow who confidently finished from eight yards.

Long range efforts for either side from Lua Lua and Thomas Eisfeld followed in the closing stages, but no more goals arrived as the Whites concluded their pre-season campaign in winning fashion.

Match Information

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Saturday 2 August 2014
Kick-off: 1:00pm

Venue: Jenbach Stadium, Austria

Çaykur Rizespor

Line-up: Yilmaz; Altinay, Guvenc, Diarrassoba, Kadhim; Bisi, Soylemezgiller, Kaya, Duruer; Albayrak, Kose

Unused substitutes: TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli (Joronen 46'); Hoogland (Zverotic 46'), Bodurov, Amorebieta (Hutchinson 61'), Stafylidis (Kavanagh 46'); Trialist A (Parker 46'); Kacaniklic (George Williams 66'), Ryan Williams; David (Eisfeld 46'); Woodrow, Mitroglou (Rodallega 46')

Çaykur Rizespor (4-4-2)
  • 35Necati Yilmaz
  • 4Koray Altinay
  • 29Cenk Guvenc
  • 3Ousmane Diarrassoba
  • 26Ali Kadhim
  • 21Cumali Bisi
  • 6Kaan Soylemezgiller
  • 7Sercan Kaya
  • 20Murat Duruer
  • 11Eren Albayrak
  • 9Tefik Kose
Substitutes
  • 1212 TBA
  • 1313 TBA
  • 1414 TBA
  • 1515 TBA
  • 1616 TBA
  • 1717 TBA
  • 1818 TBA
  • 1919 TBA
  • 2020 TBA
  • 2121 TBA
  • 2222 TBA
  • 2323 TBA
  • 2424 TBA
  • 2525 TBA
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 5Fernando Amorebieta
  • 3Kostas Stafylidis
  • 35Trialist A
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 39Ryan Williams
  • 30Chris David
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 18Kostas Mitroglou
Substitutes
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 7Thomas Eisfeld
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 13Elsad Zverotic
  • 27George Williams
  • 20Hugo Rodallega