Tuesday 18 September 2018, 7:45pm at Adams Park, Wycombe
Wycombe Wanderers
Wycombe Wanderers
Samuel 2'; Kashket 90'+3
Fulham FC
Thompson 54'

2' Goal

Alex Samuel
Assist by Adebayo Akinfenwa

90'+3 Goal

Scott Kashket

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Bloomfield
Off:Darius Charles

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Harriman
Off:Adebayo Akinfenwa

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Joe Jacobson
Off:Sido Jombati

54' Goal

Cameron Thompson
Assist by Tyrese Francois

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Harvey Elliott
Off:Moritz Jenz

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Fabio Carvalho
Off:Timmy Abraham

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Kelly
Off:Jerome Opoku

The Under-21s left Adams Park empty handed despite Cameron Thompson's superb leveller in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Tuesday 18 September 2018 21:47

Fulham’s Under-21s put in a spirited display against League 1 Wycombe, but were undone by a late winner deep into added time at Adams Park in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Alex Samuel had put the hosts ahead inside two minutes before Cameron Thompson hammered home a leveller ten minutes into the second half. Kashket’s deflected strike three minutes into stoppage time sealed the points for the hosts.

The Young Whites found themselves behind after just two minutes. A long ball was met by Adebayo Akinfenwa who won a knock down for Alex Samuel to fire home past Luca Ashby-Hammond.

A few moments later and the direct approach Wycombe adopted was causing more problems. Nick Freeman stood up a cross to the back and Akinfenwa’s header was deflected behind. The corner was eventually recycled and again the big striker won a header which grazed the top of the crossbar.

Fulham had a sniff of a chance to level when Timmy Abraham seized onto a sloppy lay-off but Yves Ma-Kalambay was out quickly to prevent any further danger. Paris Cowan-Hall then played in an inviting cross for Akinfenwa to attack again, but the forward directed his header past the post.

The Under-21s put together their initial best move of the match on quarter of an hour. A nice interchange between Cameron Thompson and Aron Davies, led to the front man’s dangerous cross being gathered by the goalkeeper.

The game swung both ways and it took a superb Moritz Jenz block to deny Alex Samuel his second of the game. The physicality was something that the Young Whites struggled to deal with. Cowan-Hall fizzed in a cross which Scott Kashket chested onto the base of the post.


Fulham steadied themselves well – a credit to the young group and Davies slid another lovely pass into Drameh. His first touch ran away from him which allowed Ma-Kalambay to gather.

Once Fulham adjusted to the physicality, they grew into the game and enjoyed comfortable spells of possession. However, they went in at the break behind.

Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho were introduced at the break to spark attacking flair into the side. However, it was Kashket that came close early on. He bent a shot inches wide of the right-hand post after being played clear by Samuel.

The equaliser came out of nothing ten minutes into the second half. A ball from Harris was played into the feet of Thompson, he spun his man brilliantly and crashed a shot in off the underside of the bar.

Wycombe came close to re-gaining their lead a few moments later when Akinfenwa was inches away from connecting with Kashket’s cross. Gareth Ainsworth went to his bench and used all three substitutes. Akinfenwa, Darius Charles and Sido Jombati departed for Joe Jacobson, Matt Bloomfield and Michael Harriman.

Bloomfield was involved instantly as he fed Kashket with a lovely pass. Rob Atkinson recovered superbly to make a last-ditch tackle.

Thompson was played in-behind by Elliott as some tired legs crept in but the pass was over hit and Ma-Kalambay swept up the danger.

Ashby-Hammond grew busier as the game entered its closing stages. He was forced to parry away a low Freeman drive after the ball deflected into his path. Moments later he then diverted a close range shot over with his head.

The pressure grew too much for Fulham and Kashket won the game deep into stoppage time. The deflected ball landed at his feet and he sent a deflected shot over the top of Ashby-Hammond.

 The result all but puts Fulham out of the Checkatrade Trophy.



Match Information

Competition: Checkatrade Trophy

Date: Tuesday 18 September 2018
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Adams Park, Wycombe

Wycombe Wanderers

Line-up: Ma-Kalambay; Bean, Samuel, Thompson; Sido Jombati (Jacobson 65'), Saunders, Freeman, Cowan-Hall; Kashket, Akinfenwa (Harriman 65'), Darius Charles (Bloomfield 65')

Unused substitutes: Allsop, Onyedinma, Williams, Mackail-Smith


Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Jenz (Elliott 46'), Atkinson, Opoku (Kelly 75'); Drameh, Davies, Francois, Mundle-Smith; Thompson, Harris; Abraham (Carvalho 46')

Unused substitutes: Wickens, Garrido

Wycombe Wanderers (3-4-3)
  • 30Yves Ma-Kalambay
  • 8Marcus Bean
  • 25Alex Samuel
  • 18Curtis Thompson
  • 2Sido Jombati
  • 7Sam Saunders
  • 22Nick Freeman
  • 12Paris Cowan-Hall
  • 11Scott Kashket
  • 20Adebayo Akinfenwa
  • 21Darius Charles
  • 1Ryan Allsop
  • 3Joe Jacobson
  • 16Michael Harriman
  • 10Matt Bloomfield
  • 19Fred Onyedinma
  • 24Randell Williams
  • 9Craig Mackail-Smith
Fulham (3-4-2-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 6Moritz Jenz
  • 5Rob Atkinson
  • 4Jerome Opoku
  • 2Cody Drameh
  • 7Aron Davies
  • 8Tyrese Francois
  • 3Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 10Cameron Thompson
  • 11Jayden Harris
  • 9Timmy Abraham
  • 12George Wickens
  • 13Jose Garrido
  • 14Chris Kelly
  • 15Fabio Carvalho
  • 16Harvey Elliott