Busy Ladies

Monday 12 November 2001

A busy week lies ahead for Fulham's Ladies team with three fixtures in juyst four days. They are as follows...

Wednesday 14th Nov - Barking v Fulham away - London County Cup Round 3 - Kick off 7.45pm.

Fulham v French Under 21s - friendly. Kick off 11am Saturday 17th. Venue tbc - either LSE or Motspur Arena Pitch.

Sunday 18th Nov - QPR v Fulham - Away League Fixture.

Barking Ladies v Fulham Ladies preview

London County Cup Round 3 - Wednesday 14th November. Kick off 7.45pm
@ Barking FC, Mayesbrook Park, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, Essex.

The 4th meeting between the two clubs. Fulham have won all 3 previous encounters, 4 - 2, 8 - 0 and 3 - 0. The latest meeting was in the 5th round of the FA Cup last season.

Fulham:

Squad: Smith, Young, Jerray-Silver, McArthur, Phillip, Unitt, Gibbons, Mork, Haugenes, Chapman, Rahman, Duncan, Moore, Pettersen, Yankey, Terp

Manager: Gaute Haugenes: Assnt Manager: Sturla Voll

Fulham Ladies started up in 1993 and entered the Greater London League in Division 5. In 1999/2000 Fulham won the Greater London Premier League and were promoted to the South East Combination League. The same year the team won the Greater London League Cup, the Middlesex Cup (the only team outside of the National League to do so) and reached the quarter-final of the Women's FA Cup.

In 2000/01 Fulham Ladies turned professional and won the London County Cup, beating Arsenal 3 - 0. They also won the South East Combination League gaining promotion to the Southern Premier League. The season culminated in Fulham reaching the AXA FA Cup Final, eventually losing to Arsenal 0 - 1.

Fulham Ladies are the only Professional team in Europe.

Southern League Position: 2nd on 18 points.

Millwall head the league with 19 points, although Fulham have 2 games in hand.

Recent form: Unbeaten this season. 6 wins in 6 league matches.

League Cup: 3 wins in preliminary, 1st round and 2nd round against Millwall, Leeds and Charlton Athletic.

Kept 4 clean sheets in league matches. 66 goals scored, 2 goals conceded. Goal scoring average 11!

Further 25 goals scored in league cup matches with 0 goals conceded.

10 players on the score sheet this season. Top goal scorers: Pettersen, Moore, Haugenes and Chapman.

3 England Internationals: Chapman (14 caps), Yankey (21 caps), Unitt (10 caps). 2 Norwegian Internationals: Haugenes, Pettersen. 1 Danish International: Terp. 1 Irish International: Gibbons. 1 Australian International: Kristy Moore.

Barking:

Squad: Walsh, Setford, Staples, Canty, Ruston, Esthervy, Manning, Blurton, Stock, Staples, Black, Carty, Couch.

Manager: Roy Dunsford

Barking Ladies started out as part of Hornchurch FC in 1989. Hornchurch FC was then taken over in 1993 to become Collier Row FC. In 1997, Barking took over the ladies team from Collier Row.

Barking Ladies run two senior teams and 6 junior teams at under 11, under 13 and under 15 levels. Barking Ladies started out in Division 5 in the Greater London League, joining the FA Premier League Southern Division 3 seasons ago when they merged with Leyton Orient teams. Barking has just recently signed 25 year old central defender Jenny Canty from Arsenal.

National Premier League Southern Division position going into the weekend 9th, on 7 points.

Recent form: 2 wins in 7 league games, 1 draw and 4 losses. Barking were knocked out of the 2nd round of the League Cup by Doncaster Belles.

No clean sheets. 12 goals scored in 7 matches, 21 goals conceded. Goal scoring average 1.7. Goals conceded average 3.0. Failed to score: 1 match.
Further 6 goals scored in league cup match, with 6 goals conceded.