FFC U18s 4-0 Norwich U18s

Saturday 30 November 2013 14:02

Fulham’s Under-18s returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 4-0 win at home to Norwich City on Saturday.

After an even start, the Whites went closest to opening the scoring when Aaron Redford’s 25-yard drive whistled just wide.

But the hosts were in front just before the half-hour mark and it was one from the training ground as Jordan Evans’ free-kick was nodded across goal by Cameron Burgess for Elijah Adebayo to head home from close range.

It was 2-0 just four minutes later as Dean O’Halloran flicked on a Magnus Norman goal-kick for Patrick Roberts to collect. The starlet saw his shot saved but the rebound fell to O’Halloran who kept his composure to score from 20 yards.

And it was 3-0 just before the break with a replica of Fulham’s first, only this time Liam Donnelly headed Evans’ free-kick across the goal for Burgess to score.

A piece of magic from Roberts saw him almost add a fourth midway through the second half when he skipped past five Norwich players but lifted his shot over the bar. The same player then hit the woodwork after good work by George Williams but it was soon 4-0 with just under 20 minutes to go when O’Halloran’s corner was met at the far post by Donnelly who headed home.

Roberts saw an effort saved after going clear in the final chance of a game Steve Wigley’s side dominated.

Fulham: Norman, Donnelly, Burgess, Sambou, Evans, O’Halloran, Smile (Sheckleford 77), Adebayo, Williams, Roberts, Redford (Baba 69).