LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Andrew Johnson of Fulham sits on the pitch during the UEFA Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match between Fulham and Crusaders at Craven Cottage on July 21, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Fulham scored four times, Crusaders didn't. And just like that, the Whites are through to the third round of Europa League qualifying after dispatching their Northern Irish opponents by a total aggregate score of 7-1.
Andy Johnson, Bobby Zamora, Steve Sidwell and Damien Duff all chipped in with goals for Fulham. John Arne Riise made his debut for , lining up as a left midfielder ahead of Matthew Briggs and Kerim Frei also found his way onto the field again.
A nice, relatively easy workout, allowing the blooding of new and young players and for the team to finalize preparations for the Premier League season.
Sounds good to me.
Martin Jol seemed pleased with the performance as well and particularly smitten with Johnson's display.
"I feel there is a lot more goals in Andy Johnson. Every game when I see him he is quick and he can score goals. I think he has scored three goals already and that is what you want, not the two goals last year. He was not satisfied and that was probably because of his injuries and now hopefully we can keep (him) fit."
The result moves Fulham on to the next round of qualifying, where they'll face Croatian side RNK Split. Split earned their place in the coming round after dispatching Slovenia's Domžale by a 5-2 aggregate score.