Monday 31 October 2016, 7:00pm at New Bucks Head, Telford
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Enobakhare 23', 80'; Randall 25'; Deslandes 36'
Fulham FC
Adeniran 67'; Humphrys 70', 77'

23' Goal

Bright Enobakhare

25' Goal

Will Randall

36' Goal

Sylvain Deslandes

80' Goal

Bright Enobakhare

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Joe Delacoe
Off:Donovan Wilson

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ross Finnie
Off:Connor Ronan

67' Goal

Dennis Adeniran
Assist by Lasse Vigen Christensen

70' Goal

Stephen Humphrys
Assist by Sean Kavanagh

77' Goal

Stephen Humphrys

32' Yellow Card

Tayo Edun Card was given for a foul

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Smile
Off:Joshua Walker

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Moritz Jenz
Off:Marlon Fossey

Fulham produce thrilling comeback but still fall to a tight 4-3 loss against Wolves on Monday night.

Fulham failed to capitalise on the win against Newcastle exactly a week ago as they fell to an eventful 4-3 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the PL2 on a chilly night in Telford.

First half goals from Bright Enobakhare, Will Randall and Sylvain Deslandes saw Wolves coast into the half with a comprehensive lead, but a stirring second half performance saw Fulham battle back to level it through goals from Dennis Adeniran and Stephen Humphrys (2).

After battling back a fortuitous deflected effort from Bright Enobakhare proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Peter Grant named a strong side featuring a smattering of first team players that featured against the Magpies at Motspur a week previous but it was Wolves who started the brightest.

Five minutes into the encounter Randall struck the bar with a fizzing drive from distance, which had Jesse Joronen beaten in the Fulham net. After the early scare the Whites bounced back and were unlucky not to take the lead after some positive play.

Tayo Edun, deployed on the left whipped in a sumptuous cross which was laid off into the path of Josh Walker by Luca De La Torre. The young striker fired on target but saw his drive well saved by Harry Burgoyne.

The deadlock was broken in the 23rd minute when Enobakhare slotted home from 6 yards out following a tidy one two and things went from bad to worse when Randall slipped one under the advancing Joronen after a mix up on the edge of the Fulham box.

Despite the quick double salvo the Whites continued to press and probe and were unlucky not to pull one back when Marlon Fossey had his whipped cross hooked just over his own bar by Regan Upton.

Wolves went further in front just before the break when Deslandes headed home from a corner to round off a Halloween half of horror from Fulham.

In a quintessential tale of two halves the Whites came out the traps fastest in the second period and pulled one back just over 20 minutes from the final whistle.

After a mistake from Burgoyne, Lasse Vigen Christensen was the fastest to react and slip a pass to Adeniran. The young midfielder kept his composure to swivel and slot home from 8 yards out.

A mere 3 minutes later the lead was cut to one when Humphrys headed home from a sublime Sean Kavanagh cross and the striker sealed the comeback after side footing one home from a Rhyheem Sheckleford cross in the 80th minute.

With alarm bells ringing for the hosts a deflection ended up proving to be critical in the encounter. Enbokhare saw his speculative drive from 18 yards out take a wicked deflection and beat Joronen in the Fulham net.

A bitter pill to swallow for the Whites on a night which saw them fight back from a three goal deficit but return to London empty handed.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Monday 31 October 2016
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: New Bucks Head, Telford

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Line-up: Burgoyne; Simpson, Upton, Leak, Deslandes; Wilson (Delacoe 66'), Herc, Ronan (Finnie 76'), Randall; Enobakhare, Ennis

Unused substitutes: Odoffin, Beasley, Breslin, Rainey, Levingston, Carnat


Line-up: Joronen; Fossey (Jenz 68'), Kavanagh, Schekleford, Edun; De La Torre, Adeniran, Vigen Christensen, Humphrys; Woodrow, Walker (Smile 46')

Unused substitutes: Rodak, Thorsteinsson

Manager: Peter Grant

Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-4-2)
  • 1Harry Burgoyne
  • 2Aaron Simpson
  • 5Regan Upton
  • 6Ryan Leak
  • 3Sylvain Deslandes
  • 7Donovan Wilson
  • 4Christian Herc
  • 8Connor Ronan
  • 11Will Randall
  • 10Bright Enobakhare
  • 9Naill Ennis
  • 12Hakeem Odoffin
  • 13Harry Beasley
  • 14Anthony Breslin
  • 15Ross Finnie
  • 16Ryan Rainey
  • 17Conor Levingston
  • 18Nicu Carnat
  • 19Joe Delacoe
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 1Jesse Joronen
  • 2Marlon Fossey
  • 5Sean Kavanagh
  • 6Rhyheem Schekleford
  • 3Tayo Edun
  • 7Luca De La Torre
  • 4Dennis Adeniran
  • 8Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 11Stephen Humphrys
  • 10Cauley Woodrow
  • 9Joshua Walker
  • 12Marek Rodak
  • 13Moritz Jenz
  • 14Josh Smile
  • 15Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • Peter Grant