A strong Fulham side were beaten 2-0 by AFC Wimbledon in their first pre-season friendly at Kingsmeadow this afternoon.
Brett Johnson (pictured above firing the Dons ahead) and Charles Ademendo scored second-half goals to give the League Two side an impressive win. Fulham spurned plenty of good opportunities, with Kerim Frei hitting a post and Marcello Trotta missing an open goal from the rebound.
Reserve team boss Billy McKinlay said afterwards:
I’m disappointed to lose the game but the main aim was to get the fitness up. Bjorn Riise took a slight knock on his knee, but hopefully that will settle down in the next day or two. But generally it was a good 90 minutes for the majority of the guys.
We’re all working towards two things; qualifying for the Europa League and making sure that we’re ready to go when the Premier League season starts. We had a nice following of fans here so it was nice to see them in good voice – it’s just a little bit unfortunate that we didn’t give them some goals and the result. Aaron, Chris and Danny played last week so they’ve got another game under their belts.
Lork will provide a full report tomorrow.
FULHAM (4-4-2): Stockdale; Baird, Smith, Halliche, Hughes; Murphy, Frei, Donegan (Harris 82), Riise (Marsh-Brown 60); Dalla Valle, Trotta (Hoesen 45).