Fulham DFC crowned as British Deaf cup champions by beating a resilient Glasgow DFC

Fulham DFC triumphs in BDF Cup final 2016

Fulham DFC triumphs in BDF Cup final 2016

In a game filled with nerves, Fulham pressed throughout and was constantly attacking. Defender Fil Kamps was closest to opening the scoring when following a cross, his well-timed run resulted in his shot rattling the crossbar. Glasgow will be disappointed that despite barely giving a sustained attacking threat, they did not take advantage of the defensive errors that gifted them opportunities. They did come very close with a powerful free kick that struck the crossbar.

Late in the match, captain Nick Gregory went down in the penalty area giving Fulham a golden opportunity. However with Daniel Hogan’s penalty shot wide of the post in a rare occurrence. In the first half of extra time, Andrew Kenward drew first blood with a low driven shot which drew a collective roar from Fulham players, management and fans alike.

Kenward followed it up by providing the through ball for prolific goalscorer Jacob Willis. From there it was a simple case of rounding the keeper and a tap in for Willis. While his movement for the goal may have been of high quality, his movement for the celebration is a different question altogether. Willis repeated this act (the goal, not the celebration) in the second half with an assist from Daniel Hogan. After rounding the keeper and scoring Fulham’s 3rd goal, it was a case of seeing out the game.



A. Kenward (A. Bovino)
J. Willis (A. Kenward)
J. Willis (D. Hogan)



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Next weekend’s cup final

Fulham will be contesting for the EDF Cup against St John’s DFC on 15th May at Nuneaton FC. Come along and support the deaf Lilywhites! The cup final will kick off at 3PM. Admission is £5 for adults. Kids go in for free.

Address: Nuneaton Town FC, Liberty Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RR