Photo Credit: Lucy Hawes




Scorer (assist):

J.Willis (J.Mycroft)


Man of the Match:


Fulham DFC failed to hold onto a lead for the second time in as many games, losing 2-1 to leave them with yet to gain a point in the league.

After such a promising start with plenty of opportunities being created. Including a clever turn from Jason Mycroft and a back heel into the path of striker Tom Collard who narrowly put the shot wide.

Collard forced the goalkeeper to make some great saves with a couple of additional strikes, but it would be his strike partner Jacob Willis who would open the scoring for Fulham, following a low driven corner from Philip Swift, flicked on by Mycroft for Willis to pounce on giving Fulham a relatively early lead.

Willis showed his tenacity when following a long kick from Tom Boyle, Willis out muscled a defender to win the ball and kept his balance from a sliding challenge, however his cross was met by Farrell and was put just wide of the left post.

The second half was a completely different story and the domination Fulham previously showed had disappeared. While Fulham looked to extend a precarious lead, Real Holmsedale were gaining more confidence with each attack.

Their persistence paid off when a long ball saw one of the strikers through on goal, however he was brought down inside the penalty area and the resulting penalty was scored.

Despite this setback Fulham still created chances but will be wondering how they didn’t score at least one more.

Farrell, Swift and Collard all having shots saved by the keeper, a communication breakdown between Willis and Hogan led to a good opportunity being wasted.

The biggest turning point came when Willis was brought down in the area to win a penalty. Lampert calmly converted the penalty only for the referee to force a retake because he had not blown the whistle.

The retaken penalty was saved and with it came a massive morale boost for Real Holmsedale.

As hard as they tried, there wasn’t any stopping the winning goal as it was drilled into the bottom left corner.

Fulham will look for an instant response next week and hope that the points in the league come sooner rather than later.