At Crystal Palace FC Training Ground

Crystal Palace 3-4 U18s

Tuesday 4 September 2012 11:36

Moussa Dembele scored a hat-trick as Fulham’s Under-18s defeated Crystal Palace 4-3 at Motspur Park on Saturday.

Dembele put the Whites in front, only for Palace to level soon after.

But the Whites then regained their lead through Dembele, with Cauley Woodrow increasing our advantage from the penalty spot.

Demeble completed his hat-trick and made it 4-1 but Palace reduced the deficit with a free-kick, before ensuring a nervy finish with a header.

Fulham, though, held on to secure the points and a second win from as many games this season.

Steve Wigley said: “We should have been out of sight at 4-1 and we had other chances. Palace had a go and there were chances at both ends. It was a physical game, very robust, but we stood up to it well.

“It’s great to get another win and I’ve been really pleased with the attitude of the players. There’s a really good team spirit.”

Fulham Team: Grainger; Donnelly, O'Reilly, Sambou, Evans (O’Halloran 65); Della Verde, Hyndman, Tankovic (Richards 46), Williams (Tieku 75); Dembele, Woodrow.