Ladies make semi's

Sunday 10 February 2002

Everton 0 v 4 Fulham, Sunday 10th February 2002

Quarter-Finals of AXA FA Women's Cup

Match report from Natalia Lodge

Sunday's game saw Everton Ladies take on Fulham Ladies in the Quarter-Finals of the AXA FA Women's Cup. This was always going to be a tough fixture with Everton lying 4th in the National Premier League and have had many good results so far this season. However, Fulham Ladies took command in the first half and dominated the game with a lot of possession.

Fulham created numerous goal scoring chances but only broke the deadlock on 38 minutes when Marianne Pettersen was brought down in the box by an Everton defender who was cautioned for her challenge. Margunn Haugenes stepped up to take the resulting penalty and made it 1-0.

Ten minutes into the second half Haugenes played a one two with Pettersen face to face with the Goalkeeper and with a hard flat shot hit the ball into the back of the net from 10 yards.

In the 75th minute Fulham Ladies started to build up their attack from the back four and a brilliant pass was played from the Central Defender Sanchia Duncan to Haugenes who flicked the ball to Pettersen. Then facing the Goalkeeper she dribbled round her and put the ball into an empty net.

Three minutes before the final whistle Fulham Ladies finished the score-line with a cross from Rachel Yankey to Kristy Moore. Moore's shot was saved by the Everton keeper but was fed to Pettersen who rolled the ball in.

Manager Gaute Haugenes said "I was very pleased with the way the girls played, their work rate was 100% and the passing they have worked on in training has certainly paid off. Everton were physically strong and well organised but we managed to prevent them having only one shot on target".

Squad: Johannessen, Jerray-Silver (Gibbons 83 min), Phillip, Duncan, Unitt (Rahman 75 min), McArthur, Chapman, Haugenes, Moore, Pettersen, Yankey

Haugenes (38 min), (55 min)
Pettersen (75 min), (87 min)