Saturday 1 September 2018, 1:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Davies 66'
Southampton
Southampton
1
Obafemi 52'

66' Goal

Aron Davies
Assist by Matt O'Riley

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Fabio Carvalho
Off:Luca de la Torre

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Robert Atkinson
Off:Jerome Opoku

52' Goal

Michael Obafemi
Assist by Will Smallbone

52' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nathan Tella
Off:Marcus Barnes

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jonathan Afolabi
Off:Michael Obafemi

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Fulham Under-23s were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham Under-23s were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.

An even encounter, the Saints had gone in front early in the second half through Michael Obafemi’s tap-in, but Aron Davies restored parity soon after with a fine header.

The Whites had a chance to break the deadlock midway through the first half when Jayden Harris latched onto a loose backpass from Marcus Barnes, but he poked just wide of the post under pressure from goalkeeper Jack Rose.

Seven minutes after the restart the south coast outfit broke the deadlock. Will Smallbone won possession in a dangerous area and squared for Obafemi who couldn’t miss from close range.

But Davies rose highest in the 66th minute to meet Matt O’Riley’s inviting free-kick to the back post, planting a well placed header back across goal and inside the far post.

Buoyed by the equaliser, Fulham pushed for a winner that unfortunately wasn’t forthcoming, although it could have been worse for Mark Pembridge’s side, had Tyreke Johnson not blazed over when well placed.

The Whites are back in action this Tuesday, when our Checkatrade Trophy campaign commences at Oxford United.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Saturday 1 September 2018
Kick-off: 1:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 120

Fulham

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Opoku (Atkinson 87'), Jenz, Davies; Dramah, de la Torre (Carvalho 67'), Harris, O'Riley, Mundle-Smith; Francois; Thompson

Unused substitutes: Stahl, Kelly, Abraham

Southampton

Line-up: Rose; Valery, O'Driscoll, Klarer, Vokins; O'Connor, Rowthorn; Barnes (Tella 52'), Smallbone, Johnson; Obafemi (Afolabi 87')

Unused substitutes: Bradley-Green, Parkes, Hamblin

Fulham (3-5-1-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 6Jerome Opoku
  • 5Moritz Jenz
  • 4Aron Davies
  • 2Cody Dramah
  • 7Luca de la Torre
  • 11Jayden Harris
  • 8Matt O'Riley
  • 3Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 10Tyrese Francois
  • 9Cameron Thompson
Substitutes
  • 12Toni Stahl
  • 14Robert Atkinson
  • 15Chris Kelly
  • 16Timmy Abraham
  • 17Fabio Carvalho
Southampton (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Jack Rose
  • 2Yan Valery
  • 5Aaron O'Driscoll
  • 6Christoph Klarer
  • 3Jake Vokins
  • 8Tom O'Connor
  • 4Ben Rowthorn
  • 7Marcus Barnes
  • 10Will Smallbone
  • 11Tyreke Johnson
  • 9Michael Obafemi
Substitutes
  • 12Jamie Bradley-Green
  • 13Adam Parkes
  • 14Harry Hamblin
  • 15Nathan Tella
  • 16Jonathan Afolabi