Gordon Davies Becomes Fulham's All-Time Leading Goalscorer
11 February 1989
Three weeks after equaling Johnny Haynes' 18 year old record, Gordon 'Ivor' Davies had finally done it. In a 5-2 defeat away to Wolves, the much loved Fulham striker scored in the 21st minute to pull the game back to 2-1 - his 158th goal for Fulham - making him the Club's highest ever goalscorer. Modest as ever, Ivor said afterwards that he wasn't even thinking of the record and was just "glad to pull a goal back to get us back into the game". Pictured above is him celebrating that very goal.
John Marshall Plays 200th Game
1 April 1989
One club man John Marshall made his 200th appearance for Fulham, in a 2-1 away win over Preston North End.
Fulham Crashes Out Of Play-Offs
13 May 1989
A disappointing first leg defeat away at Bristol Rovers where the Whites lost 1-0 was hugely overshadowed by the second leg, which saw Fulham lose 4-0 under the floodlights at Craven Cottage. Losing 5-0 on aggregate was a bitter pill to swallow after such a successful league campaign, and it would be a while before Fulham had a realistic chance of gaining promotion again.
The Whites Finish 4th In Division Three and Enter The Play-Offs
13 May 1989
A successful season under Ray Lewington saw Fulham finish 4th, earning us a Play-Off spot in the process. The Club would play Bristol Rovers in the Semi-Final.
Goalkeeper Stannard Scores Direct From Clearance
9 September 1989
At an away game at Crewe Alexandra, favourite Fulham 'keeper Jim Stannard (pictured here in 1994) scores directly from a clearance in a 3-0 win. It is disputed that Andy Sayer touched the ball en route (he also scored one of the other goals in the game); but we'll give Big Jim the benefit of the doubt.