Tuesday 6 November 2018, 7:45pm at PTS Academy Stadium, Northampton
Northampton Town
Pierre 17'; Hoskins 20'
Fulham FC

17' Goal

Aaron Pierre
Assist by Hakeem Odoffin

20' Goal

Sam Hoskins

73' Yellow Card

Shaun McWilliams Card was given for a foul

85' Yellow Card

Joe Iaciofano Card was given for a foul

89' Yellow Card

Jay Williams Card was given for a foul

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cameron McWilliams
Off:Aaron Pierre

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Joe Iaciofano
Off:Andy Williams

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sean Whaler
Off:Shaun McWilliams

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rob Atkinson
Off:Luca De La Torre

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Timmy Abraham
Off:Nicolas Santos-Clase

Fulham Under-21s' Checkatrade Trophy campaign came to an end as two quick first half goals settled the game.

Fulham Exit Checkatrade Trophy

Tuesday 6 November 2018 21:42

Fulham Under-21s’ Checkatrade Trophy campaign came to an end as they were beaten 2-0 by Northampton.

Two quick fire goals from Aaron Pierre and Sam Hoskins put the hosts comfortably in control at the PTS Academy Stadium.

Northampton started strongly on the front foot as they looked to show their physicality. David Buchanan’s corner was met by Hakeem Odoffin’s head, but the big defender couldn’t keep his header down.

The hosts were causing problems from their deliveries as this time Williams looped a header up into the air, but the referee blew for a foul on captain Aron Davies. Further pressure was plied by the Cobblers as Davies was called into action to make a fantastic block as Dan Powell looked to pounce from a knock-down.

The long approach for Northampton paid dividends when Odoffin launched a free kick into the box and Taye Ashby-Hammond misjudged the flight, to leave Aaron Pierre with a simple header.

The lead was doubled moments later as Steven Sessegnon couldn’t stretch to clear a low cross and Sam Hoskins fired home from six-yards. The hosts were relentless with a long but effective passing game as Powell was played clear down the right before a good block from Moritz Jenz denied him.

Another flurry from Northampton saw their first good move of the game. Billy Waters and Powell combined for the former to drive inches past Ashby-Hammond’s right-hand post.

The first meaningful move the Young Whites mustered was a neat one. Luca De La Torre and Cameron Thompson combined as the latter flashed a ball along the six-yard line – only for Buchanan to hack behind.

Nicolas Santos-Clase was close to getting on the end of a Steven Sessegnon ball across the face of goal, but the pass eluded everyone to run harmlessly behind for a goal kick.

The physicality was the winner at the break as Fulham went in two goals behind.

Hoskins created the first chance of the second half out of nothing. The winger took sim from 25-yards with a first-time strike which whistled past the post. Seconds later, Waters got in down the right and Williams should have done better from close range as he spooned his volley over.

Ashby-Hammond made a superb point-blank save from another corner, as Odoffin’s glancing header was turned away to safety. The resulting clearance led to a lung-busting run by Thompson from one box to another when his final touch let him down to allow The Cobblers to clear.

Jayden Harris tested Lewis Ward for the first time as he seized on a loose Jordan Turnbull header, the save comfortable for the stopper.

A clever switch of play from Jenz found Jaydn Mundle-Smith on the far side which forced Ward into a more difficult save at his near post.

The half drew to a close and the Young Whites begun to hit their stride. Harris’ clever turn drew a free kick, then Sessegnon was brought down by Joe Iaciofano. However, the Cobblers back line held firm from the free kicks into the box.

Abraham did wriggle free to attack Mundle-Smith’s teasing cross but his effort was blocked behind.

The efforts were in vain as Northampton held on to progress into the next round. 



Match Information

Competition: Checkatrade Trophy

Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: PTS Academy Stadium, Northampton

Northampton Town

Line-up: Ward; Odoffin, Turnbull, Pierre (McWilliams 46'), Buchanan; Williams, McWilliams (Whaler 83'); Waters, Hoskins, Powell; Williams (Iaciofano 69')

Unused substitutes: Coddington, Bridge, Roberts, van Veen


Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Sessegnon, Davies, Jenz, Mundle-Smith; Francois, Cisse; De La Torre (Atkinson 46'), Thompson, Harris; Santos-Clase (Abraham 62')

Unused substitutes: Kelly, Davis, Ashby-Hammond, Asare

Northampton Town (4-2-3-1)
  • 34Lewis Ward
  • 4Hakeem Odoffin
  • 18Jordan Turnbull
  • 16Aaron Pierre
  • 3David Buchanan
  • 31Jay Williams
  • 17Shaun McWilliams
  • 20Billy Waters
  • 7Sam Hoskins
  • 11Daniel Powell
  • 9Andy Williams
  • 30Luke Coddington
  • 32Cameron McWilliams
  • 19Jack Bridge
  • 24Sean Whaler
  • 28Morgan Roberts
  • 10Kevin van Veen
  • 23Joe Iaciofano
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 61Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 57Aron Davies
  • 35Moritz Jenz
  • 41Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 38Tyrese Francois
  • 44Ibrahima Cisse
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 40Cameron Thompson
  • 42Jayden Harris
  • 62Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 46Chris Kelly
  • 49Ben Davis
  • 50Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 51Timmy Abraham
  • 52Zico Asare
  • 58Rob Atkinson