Date: 9th August 2015 at 11:44am
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If promotion is to be a realistic aim this season then it is essential that we pick points up on the road.

Down in South Wales yesterday, against Cardiff City, Fulham almost took all three points available but, in the end, had to settle for a share of the spoils due to a late equalizer from our hosts.

After a goalless first half Fulham were the beneficiaries of an error from the Cardiff City goalkeeper.

With Simon Moore deputising for the suspended David Marshall, Moore made a hash of catching a cross under his own crossbar and Matt Smith was on hand to force the ball over the line.

Although Cardiff pressed for the equalizer Andy Lonergan, making his debut for Fulham, made several decent saves; two in particular to deny Joe Mason.

Fulham were also grateful for Jamie O`Hara, another making his debut for the Cottagers ; who made a goal-line block from Sean Morrison and then deflecting an effort from Pilkington on to the bar.

However, it should be pointed out that Fulham did create chances of their own with Ben Pringle denied a debut goal by a late block from Mark Connolly.

Unfortunately though, Fulham`s resistance was ended late on when Craig Noone scored what may be perceived as an early contender for goal of the season when he unleashed a shot from all of twenty-five yards that beat Lonergan in the Fulham goal.

A point was probably a fair reward for both sides.