UK time is: 22:50:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Peterborough 3 Fulham 3

London Road saw Fulham take on newly promoted Peterborough this afternoon and those assembled were treated to a thriller, even if Fulham did throw away a three goal lead.

Roy Hodgson took a strong side to Cambridgeshire, a side that included Bobby Zamora who is still mulling over a move to Hull City, in fact Zamora was to play a pivotal role in proceedings.

Clint Dempsey, having returned from international duty, got the goal feast underway in the twenty-second minute, finishing a slick move that saw him collect a return pass from Zamora before finishing neatly.

Thirteen minutes later, Zamora doubled the Fulham lead when he raced on to a through ball from Erik Nevland and finished with aplomb. Just before half time, Zamora put us three goals ahead, with his second of the match, finishing superbly from the edge of the area.

Three goals to the good at the break Fulham were looking comfortable. In fact when Aaron Mclean reduced the arrears for the home side, calming slipping past Zuberbuhler to score, we didn`t look t be in too much danger.

Roy Hodgson took the opportunity, as is often the case in pre-season matches, to introduce a plethora of substitutes. Kelly, Smalling, Seol, Harris, Baird and Johnson were all introduced in the second period and with five minutes left it looked like the game was won.

But George Boyd, himself a Posh substitution on the hour mark, had other ideas. In the 85th minute when he forced home a loose ball from close range and then in the 87th minute he was brought down, in the area by Chris Smalling but calmly got up to slot home the equaliser for Darren Ferguson`s side.

We`ll not quibble about the result, seeing as it was a friendly, but any repetition in the league will not go down so easily!

Fulham Stockdale (Zuberbuhler 45); Pantsil, Konchesky, Hughes (Kelly 81), Hangeland (Smalling 81); Etuhu (Seol 60), Murphy (Harris 73), Dempsey (Baird 60), Gera; Nevland, Zamora (A. Johnson 71).

Goals Dempsey (22), Zamora (35, 45).

Posh Lewis (McKeown 45); Martin (Coutts 70), Williams, Zakuani, Pearce; Lee, Frecklington (Crook 85), Green, Batt; McLean, Wright (Boyd 60).

Goals McLean (54), Boyd (85, pen 87).




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 25 2009

Time: 6:51PM

Your Comments

Maybe Zamora's price is now £7 mil instead of £5 mil.
JKW
HA!
woodysweats
he'll be going nowhere!
Putney
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Wonder-Kid Tracked (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Time`s Up for Duff! (Wednesday April 16 2014)

It`s Good to Talk (Wednesday April 16 2014)

It`s a Tough Life (Tuesday April 15 2014)

What it means to Kieran! (Monday April 14 2014)

Zero to Hero! (Monday April 14 2014)

Doing Better (Monday April 14 2014)

Four of the Best! (Monday April 14 2014)

Magath Eyes Bundesliga Raid (Monday April 14 2014)

Eleven Heroes…………. (Sunday April 13 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich
Aston Villa 1 - 2 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 3 Everton
Man City 5 - 0 Fulham
Fulham 1 - 0 Newcastle
Cardiff 3 - 1 Fulham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32
18. Fulham 34 9 3 22 -40 30
19. Cardiff 34 7 8 19 -34 29
20. Sunderland 33 6 8 19 -25 26

Breaking League News

» Crystal Palace : 16/04/2014 22:18:00
» Sunderland : 16/04/2014 22:17:00
Liverpool: Manchester City Drop Points!
» Liverpool : 16/04/2014 22:14:00
Velikonja Excited By Cardiff Future
» Cardiff : 16/04/2014 21:59:00
» Man City : 16/04/2014 21:56:00
David Luiz named UN Ambassador! amp;#8207;
» Chelsea : 16/04/2014 20:24:00
TRANSFER NEWS: Chelsea Sign Mario ‏
» Chelsea : 16/04/2014 19:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Norwich City?
Suggested By:  putney
Stockdale 65%
Riether 0%
Hangeland 0%
Heitinga 0%
Amorebieta 5%
Sidwell 0%
Kasami 0%
Diarra 10%
Rodallega 5%
Holtby 15%
Richardson 0%
Parker 0%
Dejagah 0%
Kvist 0%