Fulham DFC demolished Charlton DFC 8-0 to progress to the semi finals of the British Deaf Cup
Fulham DFC demolished Charlton DFC 8-0 to progress to the semi finals of the British Deaf Cup. Despite such a heavy scoreline, it was not a performance thatwill rank as one of Fulham’s best.
On a cold rainy day, Fulham opened up the scoring when Alex Bovino flicked a Tom Boyle goal kick to Philip Swift who crossed it from the left wing. Jason Mycroft was on hand to tap the ball in past the keeper scoring against his former club.
While Fulham had the majority of the attacking chances, Charlton will be thinking of the opportunities that were gifted to them following poor back passes to Boyle. The match may have gone in a different direction had the post not denied the shot from the Charlton striker.
Bovino got his first goal of the season with a great strike after a Charlton defender couldn’t get a proper clearance from a Philip Swift shot. Despite the attacking chances Fulham created, Mycroft, Nick Gregory and Fil Kamps – another former Charlton player- could not make it 3 before the half time whistle.
A change of approach was required for the next 45 minutes, Mycroft was hauled off for Sam Evans for the start of the second half.
Evans made the most of his time on the pitch getting involved in nearly all the key moments. After Daniel Waller made it 3-0 following a penetrative run from Ben Lampert, Sam Evans was down in the penalty area not long after Charlton kicked off.
The resulting penalty from Lampert was saved when the goalkeeper guessed correctly and dived to his right. Gregory could not get a good connection on the rebound and missed the target.
Fortunately for Fulham they were awarded another penalty when Lampert was brought down in the area with Evans scoring from the penalty spot this time.
Evans popped up again quite literally, rising above all players to flick on a Lampert free kick from the right flank. The flick was eventually met by Calum Thompson who buried it from close range increasing his goals tally to 3 in his debut season.
Bovino made it two when he stretched out to connect with a Waller header, the roof of the net bulged to make it 6-0. There was absolutely no way back for Charlton this late in the match.
Rather than see out the rest of the game, Fulham played almost too eager to attack and get more goals. Fulham did get an additional 2 goals, the first when Evans craftily chipped the ball over the defence for Bovino to round the keeper and complete his hat trick.
The final goal came when Evans once again chipped the ball but this time beating the goalkeeper. Unfortunately his chip shot hit the post but Gregory followed up on it to complete the scoreline.
Fulham DFC are now one victory away from almost virtually guaranteeing a spot in the Deaf Champions League for the following season. Whether they do so remains to be seen but Fulham will be confident about their chances.