Date: 15th January 2017 at 1:23pm
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At Craven Cottage Fulham once again showed, this time against Barnsley , they have the ability to push hard for a promotion place, probably in the play-offs.

But for some poor finishing, Fulham could have handed out a thrashing to a side that, prior to the game, were above us in the Championship table.

As it turned out Slavisa Jokanovic`s side had to settle for a goal in each half to take the three points on offer.

With the unsettled loan striker, Chris Martin, back in the starting eleven, the Derby player was to play a prominent part in the action.

As Fulham set the pace, Martin could have scored very early on forcing the Barnsley keeper, Adam Davies into making a fine save. Davies, seeing a lot of the early action, had already made a decent save from Tom Cairney.

Barnsley responded well with Adam Hammill running from the half-way line only to see his shot strike the base of the post.

But, in first-half stoppage time Fulham got the breakthrough they deserved.

Kevin McDonald, trying to make things happen in the penalty box, was fouled by Angus McDonald and Chris Martin, in the second minute of stoppage time, stepped up to beat Davies from twelve yards out.

With both sides creating chances, the game was wrapped up in the fifty-fifth minute when Scott Malone met a deep cross, from Martin, with a volley powerfully home past Davies.

The victory lifts Fulham into eighth place, above Barnsley, suddenly the side is beginning to look like a side that has that promotion feel about it, let`s hope it continues.