Hodgson Relieved After Kettering Win

Last updated : 24 January 2009 By Sam
The game looked to be heading for a replay at Craven Cottage before two late goals by Andrew Johnson and Bobby Zamora helped Fulham clinch a 4-2 victory against the Blue Square Premier League side.

"A draw here would have been a defeat in our minds," Hodgson said after the match.

"But the players showed they have enough fight and character to come back and win a game when at 2-2 we were fearing the worst.

"But we've still had just one defeat in 13 and we have to take a lot of pride from that.

"The players had to dig deep and, while it wasn't the fun occasion some might have dreamt of, it was a thoroughly professional performance.

"Anything other than professional preparation could have seen an upset on the cards."