Saturday 18 July 2015, 3:00pm at Checkatrade.com Stadium, Crawley
Crawley Town
1
McLeod 17'
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Cairney 15'; Jazz Richards 43'; Donnelly 90'

17' Goal

Izale McLeod

38' Yellow Card

Luke Rooney Card was given for a foul

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:David Fitzpatrick
Off:Ben O'Hanlon

56' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jon Ashton
Off:Sonny Bradley

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Barker
Off:Gwion Edwards

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Harrold
Off:Izale McLeod

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lewis Young
Off:Luke Rooney

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lee Bernard
Off:Roarie Deacon

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Francis Boateng
Off:Bobson Bawling

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shamir Fenelon
Off:Simon Walton

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Christopher Sessegnon
Off:Joe McNerney

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Alex Brister
Off:Jimmy Smith

15' Goal

Tom Cairney

43' Goal

Jazz Richards

90' Goal

Liam Donnelly

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Tunnicliffe
Off:Jamie O'Hara

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ben Pringle
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Grimmer
Off:Jazz Richards

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Emerson Hyndman
Off:Tom Cairney

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Matt Smith

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Larnell Cole
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andy Lonergan
Off:Marcus Bettinelli

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kay Voser
Off:Sean Kavanagh

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Liam Donnelly
Off:Nikolay Bodurov

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cameron Burgess
Off:Shaun Hutchinson

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Adam Taggart
Off:Ross McCormack

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Tom Cairney, Jazz Richards and Liam Donnelly were on target as Fulham earned a 3-1 pre-season friendly win at Crawley.

Tom Cairney, Jazz Richards and Liam Donnelly were on target as Fulham earned a 3-1 pre-season friendly win at Crawley Town.

After Roarie Deacon had cracked a shot off the underside of the bar for the hosts, Cairney put Fulham in front in the 15th minute, firing home after Matt Smith’s header had been saved.

Sky Bet League Two outfit Crawley were back on level terms within two minutes, though, Izale McLeod scoring from the spot after he’d been fouled by Richards in the area.

Richards made amends, though, smashing a shot into the roof of the net just before the break after being sent scampering clear by Ross McCormack’s superb pass.

A plethora of substitutions in the second half saw the contest peter out somewhat, but Cauley Woodrow blazed a good chance over and Adam Taggart went close late, before Liam Donnelly wrapped up the win with a scuffed shot after Crawley had failed to clear a corner.

In Fulham’s first official pre-season friendly of the summer, Kit Symons named a strong starting XI which included summer signings Richards, Cairney and Jamie O’Hara. Former Fulham youngster Alex Brister was on the bench for Crawley Town.

McCormack had the ball in the net in the fifth minute but his effort was disallowed for a foul by Smith in the build-up. At the other end, Deacon saw a thunderous shot crash off the underside of the bar, with McLeod heading the rebound wide.

The Whites went in front in the 15th minute. Smith met McCormack’s cross and saw his header saved by the legs of Callum Preston. But Cairney was there to meet the rebound and smash it gleefully home from 12 yards.

Fulham’s joy didn’t last long. Richards clumsily sent McLeod tumbling to the floor in the penalty area two minutes later and referee Tim Robinson immediately pointed to the spot. McLeod picked himself up and slotted past Marcus Bettinelli.

Luke Rooney went into the book for the hosts in the 38th minute for a late tackle on Cariney from behind and O’Hara looked set to put Fulham in front soon after but the midfielder was brilliantly denied by Preston from point-blank range after Smith had nodded the ball into his path. It mattered little, though, as Richards fired Fulham back into the lead moments later, racing onto McCormack’s superb slide-rule pass and sending hit shot into the roof of the net.

Fulham made seven changes for the second half and Larnell Cole saw an early penalty shout waved away, before Woodrow blazed Ben Pringle’s chipped delivery miles over the bar. McCormack then saw a header palmed away. At the other end, Andy Lonergan denied Deacon with a brave block.

There were more changes by Fulham on the hour mark as McCormack, Sean Kavanagh, Shaun Hutchinson and Nikolay Bodurov were replaced by Taggart, Kay Voser, Donnelly and Cameron Burgess respectively.

Cole jinked his way into a shooting position in the 70th minute, but bent his effort wide of the far post, before Woodrow saw an effort blocked from close to the line after meeting Ryan Tunnicliffe’s cut-back.

Taggart then collected Pringle’s pass but sent his left-footed effort a couple of yards wide of the far stick and an unmarked Woodrow headed Pringle’s corner the wrong side of the post.

Donnelly ensured Fulham would secure victory as the clock ticked into the 90th minute, slotting in from eight yards after a Pringle corner had only been half-cleared.

Match Information

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Saturday 18 July 2015
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Checkatrade.com Stadium, Crawley
Attendance: 2,215

Referee: Tim Robinson

Crawley Town

Line-up: Preston; Bawling (Boateng 65'), McNerney (Sessegnon 80'), Bradley (Ashton 56'), O'Hanlon (Fitzpatrick 46'); Edwards (Barker 65'), Walton (Fenelon 65'), Smith (Brister 80'), Rooney (Young 65'); Deacon (Bernard 65'), McLeod (Harrold 65')

Unused substitutes: Bishop, Richefond

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli (Lonergan 46'); Jazz Richards (Grimmer 46'), Hutchinson (Burgess 59'), Bodurov (Donnelly 59'), Kavanagh (Voser 59'); Cairney (Hyndman 46'), Christensen (Cole 46'), O'Hara (Tunnicliffe 46'), Kacaniklic (Pringle 46'); McCormack (Taggart 59'), Matt Smith (Woodrow 46')

Unused substitutes: Eisfeld

Manager: Kit Symons

Crawley Town (4-4-2)
  • 1Callum Preston
  • 17Bobson Bawling
  • 5Joe McNerney
  • 6Sonny Bradley
  • 2Ben O'Hanlon
  • 7Gwion Edwards
  • 4Simon Walton
  • 8Jimmy Smith
  • 10Luke Rooney
  • 20Roarie Deacon
  • 9Izale McLeod
Substitutes
  • 3David Fitzpatrick
  • 11Lee Bernard
  • 12Billy Bishop
  • 14Lewis Young
  • 15Shamir Fenelon
  • 16Jon Ashton
  • 18Matt Harrold
  • 21Alex Brister
  • 22Francis Boateng
  • 23Christopher Sessegnon
  • 24Ryan Richefond
  • 25George Barker
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 45Tom Cairney
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 9Matt Smith
Substitutes
  • 34Larnell Cole
  • 38Cameron Burgess
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 15Kay Voser
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 43Liam Donnelly
  • 7Thomas Eisfeld
  • 18Ben Pringle
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 22Adam Taggart
Manager
  • Kit Symons