Saturday 5 July 2014, 3:00pm at Bayview Stadium, Scotland
East Fife
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Zverotic 52'; Rodallega 61'; Woodrow 71'
Second-half goals from Elsad Zverotić, Hugo Rodallega and Cauley Woodrow earned Fulham a friendly win.

20' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Dylan Honeyman
Off:Scott Smith

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:David Maskrey
Off:Dylan Honeyman

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Allan Fleming
Off:Dylan Rooney

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Craig Wallace
Off:Ewan Moyes

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Liam Wooley
Off:Alan Walker

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Daryl Falconer
Off:Ross Brown

52' Goal

Elsad Zverotic

61' Goal

Hugo Rodallega
Assist by Elsad Zverotic

71' Goal

Cauley Woodrow
Assist by Lasse Vigen Christensen

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lasse Vigen Christensen
Off:Scott Parker

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Tunnicliffe
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Grimmer
Off:Dan Burn

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mesca
Off:George Williams

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hugo Rodallega
Off:Moussa Dembele

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jesse Joronen
Off:Marek Rodàk

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Elsad Zverotic
Off:Kay Voser

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tim Hoogland
Off:Shaun Hutchinson

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:A Trialist 2
Off:Emerson Hyndman

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:A Trialist 3
Off:Ryan Williams

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:A Trialist 1

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Fulham’s first pre-season friendly of 2014/15 saw the Whites record a 3-0 win over East Fife.

After a goalless first half, Felix Magath made 11 changes at the break, with Elsad Zverotić putting the Whites in front in the 52nd minute, firing home after Cauley Woodrow’s shot had been saved.

Nine minutes later it was 2-0, Hugo Rodallega heading home Zverotić’s cross from three yards. And Woodrow increased the lead on 71 when he collected Lasse Vigen Christensen’s ball over the top and smashed an effort in.

As the sun shone on the picturesque setting of East Fife’s Bayview Stadium, Magath named a strong starting XI, including first appearances in a Fulham shirt for summer signings Shaun Hutchinson and Kay Voser. Scott Parker took the Captain’s armband.

Fulham fashioned the first opening of the game in the sixth minute as George Williams fed Alexander Kačaniklić on the overlap but the Swede’s low cross was scrambled clear by the home side’s defence.

Jamie Beaton saw a fizzing free-kick well held by Marek Rodàk in the 12th minute before a strong run by Williams ended with him bursting through but seeing his shot saved by Dylan Rooney. In the 18th minute Ryan Williams saw a curling effort from the edge of the box held by Rooney.

George Williams’ pace proved too much for the East Fife defence in the 21st minute, with Ewan Moyes hauling him down after the Welshman had raced down the left. It would have seen a yellow card in a competitive fixture.

Rodàk made a fine stop in the 25th minute, tipping over a rasping drive from Alan Walker after substitute Dylan Honeyman had robbed Hutchinson of the ball.

Fulham should have gone in front just before half-time. A trialist jinked his way into the box and found the unmarked George Williams who elected to try and take it round Rooney instead of shooting first time, allowing the keeper to save at the winger’s feet.

Magath changed his entire line-up at the break and Buomesca Tue Na Bangna dragged an early shot wide.

Fulham finally made the breakthrough in the 52nd minute. Ryan Tunnicliffe found Woodrow in the box and the striker spun his marker before hitting a left-footed shot that Allan Fleming could only parry into the path of Zverotić who slotted home the rebound.

Kevin Smith almost equalised in the 58th minute, with a long-range strike parried away for a corner by a sprawling Jesse Joronen.

But it was soon 2-0 to Fulham. Woodrow did well to chest down the ball before turning and finding Zverotić on the right. The Montenigrin looked up before lofting a cross into the box where Rodallega rose to nod home from a couple of yards out.

Woodrow made it 3-0 on 71 minutes. Christensen put a good ball over the top and Woodrow controlled it on his hip before smashing a shot past Fleming.

Woodrow’s rising drive forced Fleming into a decent save late on in a good workout for Magath's men.

Match Information

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Saturday 5 July 2014
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Bayview Stadium, Scotland

Referee: Brian Calvin

East Fife

Line-up: Rooney (Fleming 46'); Mullen, Smith (Honeyman 20' (Maskrey 46')), Walker (Wooley 65'), Naysmith; McAleer, Moyes (Wallace 65'), Brown (Falconer 65'), Beaton; Barr, Smith

Unused substitutes: McShane

Fulham

Line-up: Rodàk (Joronen 46'); Voser (Zverotic 46'), Hutchinson (Hoogland 46'), Burn (Grimmer 46'), Kacaniklic (Tunnicliffe 46'); Williams (Trialist 3 46'), Parker (Christensen 46'), Hyndman (Trialist 2 46'); Williams (Mesca 46'), Trialist 1 (Woodrow 46'); Dembele (Rodallega 46')

Manager: Felix Magath

East Fife (4-4-2)
  • 1Dylan Rooney
  • 2Fraser Mullen
  • 5Scott Smith
  • 6Alan Walker
  • 3Gary Naysmith
  • 7Caolan McAleer
  • 4Ewan Moyes
  • 8Ross Brown
  • 11Jamie Beaton
  • 10Lewis Barr
  • 9Kevin Smith
Substitutes
  • 12Liam Wooley
  • 14Craig Wallace
  • 15Dylan Honeyman
  • 16David Maskrey
  • 17Daryl Falconer
  • 18Jon McShane
  • 21Allan Fleming
Fulham (4-3-2-1)
  • 42Marek Rodàk
  • 31Kay Voser
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 39Ryan Williams
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 27George Williams
  • 34A Trialist 1
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 26A Trialist 2
  • 35A Trialist 3
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 22Elsad Zverotic
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 36Mesca
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Felix Magath

Footage courtesy of East Fife FC. Thank you to East Fife FC and Graham Mackay of EFTV.