Chelsea 3 Fulham 4

Monday 16 September 2002

Chelsea Res 3 Fulham Res 4

If next week's Premiership encounter is anywhere near as exciting as Monday night's reserve team fixture between old rivals Fulham and Chelsea, supporters at Loftus Road will be in for a real treat.

Steve Kean's second eleven showed how to beat the Blues in style at Aldershot in a breathtaking seesaw local derby that saw The Whites come from behind three times to eventually secure a thoroughly deserved win.

Once again, it was goals galore for Fulham after a bright start for the home side who took an early lead. Bjarne Goldbaek restored parity with a fearsome drive.

Chelsea took the lead twice more but a superb volley from Lee Clark and an Elvis Hammond strike levelled for Fulham on two further occassions.

In form Hammond, who travelled with the first team squad to Sunderland at the weekend, completed an unbelievable seven days for Fulham netting a late winner.

After the match Steve Kean said:

"It's a nice result but to be honest we're disappointed at giving three goals away.

"We decided to go for it a bit in the second half with Chelsea playing with just one up front with a man tucked in behind.

"Despite going behind on three occasions the lads heads never dropped once. They showed fantastic spirit and an appetite.

Gerry Peyton added:

"We had a lot of the ball during the first period. We gambled a little bit in the second half and it paid off.

"To be honest, there's a spirit running through the whole Club at the moment and the reserves through to the first team are playing a lot of nice football with lot's of flair."

Fulham Team: Herrera, McAnespie, Harley, Rehman, Hudson, Collins, Goldbaek, Clark, Stolcers, Hammond, Willock.

Sub used: Michael Timlin