Monday 29 January 2018, 2:00pm at WBA Training Ground, West Bromwich
West Bromich Albion
West Bromwich Albion
Howkins 82'; Bradley 83'
Fulham FC
de la Torre 27'

82' Goal

Kyle Howkins

83' Goal

Alex Bradley

16' Yellow Card

Kyle Jameson Card was given for a foul

45'+1 Yellow Card

Zak Brown Card was given for a foul

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nathan Ferguson
Off:Dan Meedith

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Fin Azaz
Off:Rekeem Harper

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Euan Pierce
Off:Jonathan Leko

27' Goal

Luca de la Torre

48' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Isaac Pearce
Off:Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson

54' Substitution

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

Two late goals from West Bromwich Albion saw the Whites beaten for the first time in 10 league matches.

The Under-23s suffered their first defeat in 10 matches in their away trip to West Bromwich Albion, the Baggies mounted a late comeback to win 2-1. 

Luca de la Torre opened the scoring for the Whites in the first half, but two goals in a couple of minutes during the last 10 meant Fulham headed back to London without the points. 

It was an even opening 10 minutes, both sides choosing to attack down the right flanks, Sean Kavangh did well to cut out a cross and de la Torre and Marlon Fossey were linking up well down on the wing.

Fulham won a free kick 35-yards from goal in the ninth minute, Kavanagh sent an out-swinger into the box and it looked like Aron Davies was going to head it into the back of the net, however a faint touch from a West Brom defender sent his effort wide of the mark.

The resulting corner was swung in and Atkinson got his head to the ball but couldn’t find the power needed and Alex Palmer made the save

The Baggies had their best chance in the 21st minute. The ball was put through to Alex Bradley who managed to get past Rob Atkinson but the winger fired over the bar.

Fulham made the breakthrough in the 27th minute. de la Torre sprinted down the right wing, he suddenly cut inside. The American had Michael Elstone and Mattias Kait running off him as he shot himself.

The ball took a slight deflection and the keeper could do nothing to keep the ball out of his net.

Luca Ashby-Hammond was first called into action in the 42nd minute. Morton ran through at goal and shot for the bottom left corner but a good diving save kept the advantage for the Whites.

Fulham were pressing, Jayden Harris and Kavanagh were putting teasing balls into the box for Michael Elstone, but the Baggies’ defence held strong.

In the 82nd minute West Brom found their equaliser. The won a free kick 40 yards from goal and sent the ball towards the back post, Zak Brown towered over the Whites’ defence and headed into the bottom right corner.

West Brom hit again within the minute. The ball came in from the right and Bradley had time to take a touch I the middle of the box, turn and strike on target. Ashby-Hammond got a touch to the ball, but in the soaking conditions couldn’t prevent the goal.

Fulham pressed for the remainder to of the match but were not able to draw level. Fulham next play Blackburn on Friday evening at Motspur Park.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Monday 29 January 2018
Kick-off: 2:00pm

Venue: WBA Training Ground, West Bromwich

West Bromwich Albion

Line-up: Palmer; Fitzwater, Howkins, Jameson, Melbourne; Harper (Azaz 61'), Brown; Meedith (Ferguson 61'), Leko (Pierce 82'), Bradley; Morton

Unused substitutes: Pierce, Soleman


Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Fossey (Jenz 54'), Davies, Atkinson, Kavanagh; Harris, Francois; de la Torre, Kait, Thorsteinsson (Pearce 48'); Elstone

Unused substitutes: Schwarzer, Nabay, Andrason

West Bromwich Albion (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Alex Palmer
  • 2Jack Fitzwater
  • 5Kyle Howkins
  • 6Kyle Jameson
  • 3Max Melbourne
  • 8Rekeem Harper
  • 4Zak Brown
  • 7Dan Meedith
  • 10Jonathan Leko
  • 11Alex Bradley
  • 9Callum Morton
  • 12Euan Pierce
  • 13Ben Pierce
  • 14Nathan Ferguson
  • 15Fin Azaz
  • 16Aram Soleman
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Marlon Fossey
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Rob Atkinson
  • 3Sean Kavanagh
  • 8Jayden Harris
  • 4Tyrese Francois
  • 7Luca de la Torre
  • 10Mattias Kait
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 9Michael Elstone
  • 12Julian Schwarzer
  • 14Moritz Jenz
  • 15Foday Nabay
  • 16Isaac Pearce
  • 17Atli Andrason