Ladies march on

Monday 22 April 2002

Fulham Ladies 9-0 Langford
21st April, played at Woking FC.

Prior to the game, Langford were sitting in fifth place in the league. In reality however, they are currently fighting for second place, when you take into account the number of games in hand. This was the first time that Fulham had played Langford, and they turned out to be the best opponents in the league so far this season.

Despite Langford not getting any shots on target, they defended exceptionally well, ensuring that Fulham had to play at their best to create scoring opportunities.
Fulham rose to the challenge, playing an excellent passing game from the start, with Kristy Moore in particularly good form.

1 - 0 Marianne Pettersen on 2 minutes. Kristy Moore went down the line to deliver the ball across to Margunn Haugenes, who stopped the ball for Marianne Pettersen to strike into the net at ten yards.

2 - 0 Kristy Moore on 4 minutes. A break through pass from Marianne Pettersen to Kristy Moore on the right hand side, made all the more difficult due to the tight angle.

3 - 0 Margunn Haugenes on 25 minutes. A well taken corner straight into the goal.

4 - 0 Own goal on 44 minutes. Kristy Moore cross to Sanchia Duncan, who put so much pressure on the defence that they were unable to prevent the ball deflecting from their feet.

5 - 0 Own goal after 58 minutes. A brilliant hard cross from Ronnie Gibbons was headed into the net by a Langford defender.

6 - 0 Sanchia Duncan on 63 minutes. An excellent corner from Rachel Unitt was bravely headed into the net by Sanchia Duncan on the near post.

7 - 0 Mary Phillip on 75 minutes. After a lot of Fulham possession in the Langford goal area, a deflected ball was struck by defender Mary Phillip into the top corner from eighteen yards.

8 - 0 Marianne Pettersen on 83 minutes. Marianne headed the ball into the net from a good corner by Margunn Haugenes.

9 - 0 Marianne Pettersen on 86 minutes. A brilliant long pass from left back Rachel Unitt to Marianne Pettersen, who dribbled past the goal keeper to slot the ball into an open goal.

Gaute Haugenes, head coach, commented after the game: "The girls put up a really strong game, despite being very tired from so many matches recently. The effort they put into the games shows their professional attitude and I am convinced they will keep the quality going right up to the Cup Final"

The Ladies team will be presented with the Southern Division trophy at half time at Craven Cottage on Saturday 27th April, during the Leicester game.