Fulham Ladies 9 v 0 Wimbledon, Wednesday 9th January 2002 Match played at Carshalton Athletic Football Club Kick-off 7.45pm
Report from Carol Gale
Fulham Ladies faced Wimbledon on Wednesday evening and it was Wimbledon who had the first attack, luckily for Fulham the opportunity wasn't taken. This sparked Fulham into life, Unitt passing to Haugenes who sent in an excellent cross which Kristy Moore stabbed home. The second goal came less than a minute later, Wimbledon lost the ball, Fulham's Moore sent over an excellent cross for Sanchia Duncan to slide the ball into the net.
Wimbledon were under the cosh and conceded another goal from a well-taken corner by Unitt, Moore was on hand to nod the ball in. Three nil up within ten minutes.
Katie Chapman rose above every one else in the 15th minute to head in another well-taken corner. And Fulham Ladies won a penalty following a good move, Margunn Haugenes made no mistake, rifling the ball into the middle of the net. Chapman was putting in a commanding performance in the middle of the field and after beating a couple of players slipped the ball to Haugenes, who unleashed a mighty shot giving the Wimbledon keeper no chance.
Wimbledon were able to counter attack on many occasions but seemed to be let down by their final passing. This also made the game much more open and Fulham saw a couple of opportunities just go past the post. Fulham Ladies scored two more goals in the last couple of minutes of the first half. The first was an own goal after good play between Unitt and Haugenes, and then Pettersen put through Haugenes to complete her hat-trick.
At the beginning of the second half Rachel Yankey replaced Margunn Haugenes. The second half proved far more tighter and Fulham Ladies unusually added only one more goal to their tally. This was due to a well-organised Wimbledon side who didn't let Fulham Ladies play their normal game and gave them little space. Wimbledon had opportunities themselves to score but just seemed to lack that little bit of confidence with the final pass.
Fulham Ladies didn't really seem to be in top gear in the second half, but despite this still created opportunities. The goal they did get in the 68th minutes was scored by Marianne Pettersen, who made the goal herself, turning the defender and shooting into the corner.
Fulham Ladies won 9 - 0 and despite Wimbledon showing good spirit especially in the second half, Fulham's keeper Holly Cox was rarely troubled.
Goalscorers: Kristy Moore (5 mins), (7 mins) Sanchia Duncan (6 mins) Katie Chapman (15 mins) Margunn Haugenes (17 mins), (22 mins), (45 mins) Own Goal (44 mins) Marianne Pettersen (68 mins)