U18s 7-1 Wolves

Saturday 25 August 2012 14:14

Steve Wigley's first competitive game in charge of the Under-18s ended in a comprehensive 7-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Motspur Park.

Cauley Woodrow opened the scoring within 90 seconds with a cool header from Jordan Evans' neat cross from the left, before Emerson Hyndman made it 2-0 moments later, rifling in from the edge of the box. 

Wolves pulled one back, but Hyndman restored our two-goal advantage with a close-range finish. And just before half-time, Lyle Della Verde made it 4-1 with a brilliant 20-yard strike, following good work from George Williams.

The visitors started the second period strongly but it was Fulham who found the target again when Moussa Dembele knocked the ball down for Woodrow to slam home from 25 yards.

The Whites continued to dominate and Hyndman completed his hat-trick, finishing smartly from Della Verde's free-kick. 

Dembele completed the scoring late on when his free-kick hit the post and went in via the Wolves keeper.

Academy Huw Jennings said: "This was an excellent start. At the back we looked very solid, whilst going forward we were always a threat. It's a great platform to build on."

Fulham Team: Grainger; Donnelly, O'Reilly, Sambou, Evans (Richards 65); Della Verde (Tieku 70), Hyndman (O'Halloran 65), Tankovic, Williams; Dembele, Woodrow