Monday 1 October 2018, 7:00pm at Northumberland FA Ground, Newcastle
Newcastle United
Newcastle United
Allan 32'; Sorensen 36', 84'; o.g. Atkinson 50'; Cumbrera 80'
Fulham FC
Harris 72', 77'

32' Goal

Thomas Allan
Assist by Sean Longstaff

36' Goal

Elias Sorensen
Assist by Thomas Allan

50' Own-goal

Rob Atkinson

80' Goal

Juan Cumbrera
Assist by Achraf Lazaar

84' Goal

Elias Sorensen
Assist by Thomas Allan

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Achraf Lazaar
Off:Adam Wilson

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Oliver Walters
Off:Liam Gibson

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Juan Cumbrera
Off:Kelland Watts

72' Goal

Jayden Harris
Assist by Matt O'Riley

77' Goal

Jayden Harris

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nicolas Santos-Clase
Off:Moritz Jenz

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cody Drameh
Off:Fabio Carvalho

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jaydn Mundle-Smith
Off:Jerome Opoku

Fulham Under-23s were convincingly beaten by Newcastle Under-23s in a miserable evening up North.

Young Whites Well-Beaten

Monday 1 October 2018 20:54

Fulham Under-23s were convincingly beaten by Newcastle Under-23s 5-2 on Monday night.

Two first half goals put the hosts in the box seat, but Jayden Harris’ quick fire double jittered a few nerves. However, Newcastle saw out the win, killing the game off late in the second half.

The first chance of the game was created by the hosts in the early stages. Liam Gibson’s cross was met by Elias Sorensen in the middle, his hooked shot was gathered comfortably by Taye Ashby-Hammond.

The cold, drizzly atmosphere took a while for Fulham to adjust to. They carved Newcastle open after ten minutes. Jayden Harris linked up nicely with Thompson and the midfielder dragged a shot just wide.

Luca De La Torre was continuing the form which saw him scoop the Man of the Match in the Carabao Cup game against Millwall. He floated a delightful pass into Thompson whose first touch let him down at the last.

Thomas Allen should have done better from another teasing Gibson cross, he could only shin his effort back across the goal.

The Young Whites quickly settled into the game and their share of possession grew as the first half wore on. Jerome Opoku rose well from Matt O’Riley’s corner, but the defender couldn’t stretch high enough to connect.

Gibson continued to cause problems down the left-hand side. Another cross evaded Allen which was one of the sparing chances to break the deadlock before the break. A few moments later Newcastle took the lead. Sean Longstaff drove at the heart of Fulham’s defence and slipped in Allen – he eventually got his goal which had evaded him for large parts.

The hosts doubled their lead and made for a quick-fire double. Elias Sorensen received a cut back and struck a shot into the ground and into the far corner.

The Young Whites struggled to create any real opportunities thereafter, and went in behind at the break.

Newcastle started the second half as they left the first. Lazaar stood up a beautiful cross to the back post – under pressure Atkinson could only get a slight touch and divert into his own net.

Fulham did their best to climb a mountain, but it was a huge task. Davies struck from range and Atkinson nearly made amends to divert the rebound, but the hosts smuggled it behind for a corner.

The slight improvement was marked when the Young Whites did hit back. O’Riley’s corner was bundled home by Jayden Harris to restore a glimmer of hope.

The comeback was in sight to setup a nervy final last ten minutes for the hosts. Harris fired one across the surface which deceived Freddie Woodman.

The advantage was quickly restored as Fulham chased the game. Lazaar got in down the left and squared for Juan Cumbrera to tap in. The goals came easily for the hosts from there on. Sorensen had his second five minutes from time when he slid in to tap home from the impressive Allen’s cross. Fulham tried to reduce the deficit, but ultimately the first half was too much of a barrier to overcome.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Monday 1 October 2018
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Northumberland FA Ground, Newcastle

Newcastle United

Line-up: Woodman; Cass, Bailey, Watts (Cumbrera 80'), Gibson (Walters 70'); Allan, Longstaff, Longstaff, Wilson (Lazaar 46'); Sangare, Sorensen

Unused substitutes: Huuhtanen


Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Jenz (Santos-Clase 46'), Davies, Opoku (Mundle-Smith 66'), Atkinson; De La Torre, O'Riley; Harris, Francois, Carvalho (Drameh 46'); Thompson

Unused substitutes: Ashby-Hammond, Kelly

Newcastle United (4-4-2)
  • 1Freddie Woodman
  • 2Lewis Cass
  • 5Owen Bailey
  • 6Kelland Watts
  • 3Liam Gibson
  • 7Thomas Allan
  • 4Matthew Longstaff
  • 8Sean Longstaff
  • 11Adam Wilson
  • 10Mo Sangare
  • 9Elias Sorensen
  • 12Oliver Walters
  • 13Otto Huuhtanen
  • 14Juan Cumbrera
  • 15Achraf Lazaar
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Moritz Jenz
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Jerome Opoku
  • 3Rob Atkinson
  • 8Luca De La Torre
  • 4Matt O'Riley
  • 7Jayden Harris
  • 10Tyrese Francois
  • 11Fabio Carvalho
  • 9Cameron Thompson
  • 12Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 14Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 15Cody Drameh
  • 16Chris Kelly
  • 17Jaydn Mundle-Smith