Fulham’s Reserves were narrowly defeated by Walton Casuals in a pre-season friendly at the Waterside Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The Whites took the lead early on, courtesy of a goal from a trialist, but the home side netted twice within ten minutes before half-time to secure the win.
Speaking after the match, Reserve Team Manager, Billy McKinlay, gave his reaction:
“Overall it was disappointing, we expected to do a lot better than we did tonight,” he said. “We started the game quite well, scored the goal but then got bogged down and never got going after that. They hit us with two quick goals, which caused us a problem.
“We passed it better in the second-half, created two or three chances and should have taken a couple of them. We should be doing better, fitness wasn’t a problem, but there’s obviously a lack of match practice for a number of the players.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do, both individually and as a team to make sure that we’re getting good progression and reaching higher levels of performance.”
Fulham: Somogyi; Dean, Arthurworrey, Burn, Smith; Pritchard, Brister (Trialist 2 50), Minkwitz, Kacaniklic; Trotta, Trialist 1 (Woodrow 70)