Ladies v Ipswich Town

Thursday 29 November 2001

Fulham v Ipswich Town - League Match, Sunday 2nd December. Kick off 2.00 pm @LSE Sports Ground, Windsor Avenue, New Malden, Surrey.

The second time the teams have met this season. Fulham won away to Ipswich in the first game of the season on August 19th, 0 - 13.

Fulham squad: Smith, Young, Jerray-Silver, McArthur, Phillip, Unitt, Gibbons, Haugenes, Chapman, (VC) Rahman, Duncan, Moore, Pettersen (C), Yankey, Sinclair Chambers

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: 1st on 24 points.

Recent form: Unbeaten this season. 8 wins in 8 league matches.

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

London County Cup: 1 win against Barking, 15 - 1

Kept 5 clean sheets in league matches. 87 goals scored, 3 goals conceded.

Goal scoring average 10.9

Further 25 goals scored in league cup matches with 1 goal conceded and 15 goals in County Cup matches, with 1 goal conceded. That makes an awesome total of 127 goals to date this season - in just 12 games!

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

4 England Internationals: Chapman, Yankey, Unitt, Young. 1 England Under 19 International: Rahman. 2 Norwegian Internationals: Haugenes, Pettersen. 1 Danish International: Terp. 1 Irish International: Gibbons. 1 Australian International: Kristy Moore.

Ipswich squad: Scott, Cook, Willis, Ives, Pleasance, Farrow, Parker, Williams, Bass, Allum, Dooley, Balaam, Evans, Welham

Manager: Sean Thacker

Ipswich Town Women's Football Club was formed in 1985 and joined the East Anglian League. In 1991/92 Ipswich finished as top team in the Eastern Region, and therefore earned a place in the Premier Division of the Women's National League in its inaugural season.

In 1995 Ipswich transferred to the Southern Division in which league they now reside.

Last season after a good start the season tailed off and the club finished mid-table in sixth position.

National Premier League Southern Division position going into the weekend 5th, on 17 points.

Recent form: 5 wins in 10 league games, 2 draws and 3 losses. Wins include games against Chelsea, Newport County, QPR, Berkhamsted and Bristol Rovers.

4 clean sheets. 28 goals scored in 10 matches, 23 goals conceded. Goal scoring average 2.8. Goals conceded average 2.3. Failed to score: 2 matches.