Monday, May 07, 2007

Fulham Men Staying Up - Fulham Women Relegated

So we can all finally rest easy as Charlton's loss to Spurs confirms our status for another season. Meanwhile our female counterparts have failed to maintain their Premier League status. I actually found this out before the Liverpool game but didn't have time to write about it. Despite being relegated, something that has been a certainty almost from the very first game of the season, the girls ended their season in some style. They played two games in a week and drew both. The first was against Charlton who were 2nd in the league and needed a 94th minute equaliser to prevent the Whites from registering their second win. They then managed another 1-1 with Blackburn who are currently 4th and pushing for European qualification. Prior to this the Whites also reached the final of the Surrey cup (beating their own reserve side 4-1 in the semi!) where they met Ch*lsea Ladies but disappointingly lost 1-0. They have one game remaining at Bristol Academy on 11th May but remain 6 points adrift of their nearest rivals. Best of luck to the girls next season, I have a feeling they will be much better prepared for life in a lower division, and I hope they see the success they deserve, and a swift return to the top division.

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