Friday 18 November 2016, 1:00pm at Rockliffe Park, Middlesbrough
Cooke (pen) 8'
Fulham FC
Humphrys 38', 73', 84'; Kavanagh 43'

8' Penalty

Callum Cooke

38' Yellow Card

Callum Johnson Card was given for a foul

58' Yellow Card

Josef Wheatley Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lewis Maloney
Off:Josef Wheatley

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Thomas McAloon
Off:Alexander Pattison

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Junior Mondal
Off:Carlos de Pena

38' Goal

Stephen Humphrys
Assist by Tayo Edun

43' Goal

Sean Kavanagh

73' Goal

Stephen Humphrys
Assist by Dennis Adeniran

84' Goal

Stephen Humphrys

51' Yellow Card

Tayo Edun Card was given for dissent

A Stephen Humphrys hat-trick helped Fulham claim an impressive PL2 win at Middlesbrough on Friday afternoon.

Stephen Humphrys hit a hat-trick as Fulham came from behind to claim an impressive 4-1 win at Rockliffe Park on Friday afternoon.

Things didn’t start well for the Whites as Tayo Edun was penalised for bringing Alex Pattison down in the box early on, with captain Callum Cooke successfully dispatching the subsequent spot-kick.

The respective goalkeepers were then called into action as Aynsley Pears caught a Humphrys header, before Marek Rodák denied Carlos de Pena at the other end.

Two goals in six minutes at the end of the first half then proved to be the turning point in the game. First, Humphrys made no mistake after getting on the end of Edun’s delivery from the left, and then Sean Kavanagh put his side in front with a fantastic effort from long range.

The next goal was always likely to prove crucial, and after both sides had chances after the restart, thankfully it was Fulham  who grabbed it when Humphrys confidently headed in a Dennis Adeniran cross.

And there was still time for the striker to claim the match ball when he demonstrated his clinical finishing once again in the 84th minute to cap a fine afternoon’s work for Peter Grant’s side.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Friday 18 November 2016
Kick-off: 1:00pm

Venue: Rockliffe Park, Middlesbrough


Line-up: Pears; Johnson, Kitching, Wheatley (Maloney 60'), McGhee; Morris, Elsdon; Pattison (McAloon 60'), de Pena (Mondal 75'), Cooke; Liddle

Unused substitutes: Hegarty, Fryer


Line-up: Rodák; Fossey, Davies, Kavanagh, Tayo Edun; Adeniran, Smile; De La Torre, Humphrys, Thorsteinsson; Walker

Unused substitutes: Soutter, Jenz, Dolan, Pearce

Middlesbrough (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Aynsley Pears
  • 2Callum Johnson
  • 5Mark Kitching
  • 6Josef Wheatley
  • 3Jordan McGhee
  • 8Bryn Morris
  • 4Matthew Elsdon
  • 7Alexander Pattison
  • 9Carlos de Pena
  • 11Callum Cooke
  • 10Ben Liddle
  • 12Lewis Maloney
  • 14Junior Mondal
  • 15Liam Hegarty
  • 16Thomas McAloon
  • 21Joseph Fryer
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marek Rodák
  • 2Marlon Fossey
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Sean Kavanagh
  • 3Tayo Edun
  • 8Dennis Adeniran
  • 4Joshua Smile
  • 7Luca De La Torre
  • 10Stephen Humphrys
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 9Josh Walker
  • 12Jake Soutter
  • 14Moritz Jenz
  • 15Anthony Dolan
  • 16Isaac Pearce