200 not out

Thursday 11 April 2002

Fulham 3 - 0 QPR

Match Report by Gary Mulcahey

On a cool bright evening at Carshalton, Fulham's Ladies made up mainly of Reserve players to allow the first team to rest following their league cup win at the weekend, beat QPR to continue their undefeated season.

Fulham dominated possession throughout the game, but for fine goalkeeping from QPR's Ebony and poor finishing from the Whites, this game should have reached double figures.

Roxanne Bennett, in an unfamiliar role of left back, was the main contributor to the game. With some excellent forward runs, and good work with Jerray-Silver who was playing down the left wing.

This partnership combined to cross for Collins who firstly shot wide and another chance saw her shot hit the Keepers legs. Mork and Rahman went close but Fulham opened the scoring from a corner on 33 minutes.

Rahman's corner was met by Bennett whose bullet-like header was blocked on the line, only for Gibbons to volley home the rebound for her 1st goal of the season. Minutes later Jerray-Silver broke clear of the QPR defence and slotted the ball home superbly for Fulham's second.

The second half began in similar fashion and Jerray-Silver scored her second with a terrific right foot shot which flew in the top corner for goal number 200.

Fulham's attack opened up the QPR defence time and time again with Mears and Jerray-Silver a constant threat down the wings but the Whites could not increase their goal tally. Collins went close with two headers, and Ebony saved well from efforts by Bennett, Daly and Mork.

Substitutes Odiniyi and Wilson were introduced on the hour mark and slotted into Fulham's passing game quite quickly.

Smith was untroubled in the Fulham goal and her distribution was excellent to Fulham's back line who started most of Fulham team's best moves.

The whistle blew with the Ladies team notching up another landmark for the season. Stand-in Manager Gary Mulcahey added.

"The way things are looking this could be another 100% record for Fulham in the League for the third season in a row, which is a massive achievement. Tonight was a good test for our young Reserve players who are proving that they can play at this level quite comfortably.


Gibbons (28 mins)
Jerray-Silver (39 mins, 58 mins)