Fulham Ladies 9 v 0 Millwall Ladies, Sunday 10th March 2002, London School of Economics
Match report by Natalia Lodge
On a windy Sunday afternoon at The London School of Economics, saw Fulham Ladies take on Millwall, the league leaders against the second place team, Millwall are a well-organised team with many young skilful players, but were unable to breakdown the solid Fulham defence. Due to gale force winds, Fulham had to keep the ball low on the ground creating many goalscoring opportunities, With sharper finishing they could have scored more goals.
1-0 (Lynn Mork 6 mins). Margunn Haugenes dribbled the ball down to the line, sent a hard flat cross in front of the goal and Mork lifted the ball with her left foot over the keeper.
2-0 (Marianne Pettersen 12 mins). Due to the heavy wind a goalkick landed only 35 yards out from the goal and Pettersen won the ball, dribbled past two defenders and placed the ball into the bottom right hand corner.
3-0 Kristy Moore 21 mins. A smart pass from Katie Chapman followed by a brilliant turn from Moore saw Moore strike the ball into the net.
4-0 Kristy Moore 25 mins. Pettersen ran to the line and sent a perfect curled cross which Moore met and struck into the net.
5-0 Marianne Pettersen 32 mins. Again a hard flat cross from Haugenes at the near post and Pettersen slotted home from 2 yards.
6-0 Marianne Pettersen 36 mins. A well taken corner was met by Katie Chapman who headed onto the crossbar, the rebound landed 5 yards out and Pettersen volleyed the ball into the net.
7-0 Rachel Yankey 59 mins. A left foot cross from Haugenes found Yankey on the far post which left the keeper no chance, scoring from 5 yards.
8-0 Kristy Moore 83 mins. Another cross hit the crossbar and Moore headed in the rebound from 6 yards out.
9-0 Marianne Pettersen 87 mins. A smart cut back from Moore to Pettersen who stroked the ball into the net.
Manager Gaute Haugenes said "After a couple of weeks with players on International duty it was good to have them all back. The last few weeks have been disruptive because of the International commitments and the players have been asked to work under different coaching styles and tactics. Yesterday, we focused on getting back to Fulham's passing style of play and this is something we need to continue to do, I was impressed that the girls took this on board and played our normal passing game, despite the weather conditions.