BOSS KIT FAC­ING UP TO BOO BOYS

The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Daniel Prescott

KIT Sy­mons says he is still work­ing hard to bring more play­ers to the club af­ter see­ing his Ful­ham side booed off at Craven Cot­tage.

Cauley Woodrow came off the bench to score a dra­matic late equaliser as Ful­ham stole a point in in­jury time at home to Hud­der­s­field.

But in­stead of ju­bi­lant cheers from the fans, the goal was greeted by a cho­rus of boos and chants call­ing for Sy­mons to go.

The draw means Ful­ham are yet to win a Cham­pi­onship game this sea­son, leav­ing a de­fi­ant Sy­mons to call for pa­tience from the dis­grun­tled lo­cals.

“I un­der­stand the boos, I have been in around football for a long time and I have been around this club for a long time,” Sy­mons said.

“Peo­ple and fans get rest­less and I know some­times you need to show pas­sion and that bit of grit to get you through it.

“All man­agers in this po­si­tion ask for a bit of pa­tience and I would say the same. I will al­ways do right by this football club.

“There are cer­tain things we still need in the squad and the chair­man has been very sup­port­ive.

“We are still look­ing to bring play­ers into the club but un­til they are signed we may as well be a mil­lion miles away from them.

“Dur­ing the week it looked like Tim Ream was mov­ing to QPR and in the end he is on our bench.

“That’s the way it is, but we are still look­ing for more ad­di­tions.”

Both sides were de­pen­dent on their long-range shoot­ing boots in the first half. Ja­cob But­ter­field and Jamie O’Hara both had sting­ing ef­forts turned away dur­ing a 45 min­utes void of many no­table chances.

Ful­ham were booed off at half-time too and they should’ve had more to moan about just af­ter the restart as Sean Scan­nell was put through on goal.

For­tu­nately An­drew Lon­er­gan was equal to the chance, get­ting down well to deny the at­tacker.

But just af­ter the hour mark the im­pres­sive Lon­er­gan was beaten as Ber­mu­dian in­ter­na­tional Nahki Wells slot­ted home.

The for­mer Brad­ford City man turned on the pace to get on the end of a Harry Bunn through ball to give the away side the lead.

Ful­ham were rat­tled and so was their goal post in the 70th when Lon­er­gan col­lided with it while ex­pertly tip­ping the ball away.

The hosts were hav­ing their fair share of the ball but were fail­ing to re­ally cre­ate too many chances.

If any­thing Hud­der­s­field looked more likely to ex­tend their lead and only a smart stop from a Bunn ef­fort at the near post de­nied them a sec­ond.

How­ever, buoyed by five min­utes of ex­tra time, Ful­ham went on one fi­nal push to grab an equaliser.

And sec­ond-half sub­sti­tute Woodrow was the hero as he thun­dered a right­footed ef­fort home, much to Hud­der­s­field boss Chris Pow­ell’s de­spair.

“I have to say I thought my play­ers were ex­cel­lent.The first half was a stale­mate but our pos­i­tiv­ity in the sec­ond half got our just re­wards with the goal,” said Pow­ell.

“Ful­ham’s goal­keeper kept them in it a bit at times but it was about grab­bing that sec­ond goal and we just couldn’t find it.

“Fair play to Kit and his play­ers they kept go­ing, but it re­ally hurts, it feels like a de­feat. It would have been the per­fect away per­for­mance. A clean­sheet a goal and all three points.

“We nul­li­fied the strengths of the op­po­nents but it just wasn’t to be at the end.”

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Im­ages

THANK HEAV­ENS: Ful­ham's Cauley Woodrow cel­e­brates scor­ing a late equaliser inset: Re­lief

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