In-Focus: Colchester U23s

Sunday 10 February 2019 11:09

Fulham Under-23s turn their attention back to their PL Cup campaign on Monday night when they travel to face Colchester Under-23s.

The game follows two narrow league defeats in a row with both Wolves and Aston Villa triumphing by a slender 1-0 margin.

Jordan Knibbs scored in a tight game 15 minutes from time to make sure Villa went back to the Midlands with all three points, and a league double over the Young Whites.

Colchester have found form since their thumping at Craven Cottage. Whilst they remain bottom in the Professional Development League, they go into this one on the back of two 2-1 wins over Cardiff and QPR.

The Current Picture:

Group G is finely poised with the second qualification spot up for grabs. Reading have all but qualified, having a 100% record in the group.

The second qualification spot is tightly contested between the Young Whites and Birmingham Under-23s who both have six points from four games. Fulham currently sit above the Blues on goal difference.

Last Time Out:

The Young Whites took to Craven Cottage for the game against Colchester back in November, and with it came rampant form.

Matt O’Riley’s hat-trick along with Cameron Thompson and Nicolas Santos-Clase strikes back in November comfortably saw Mark Pembridge’s side over the line, putting five past the U’s.

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