Friday 2 November 2018, 7:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Harris 13'; Jenz 17'

13' Goal

Jayden Harris
Assist by Steven Sessegnon

17' Goal

Moritz Jenz
Assist by Matt O'Riley

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nicolas Santos-Clase
Off:Jayden Harris

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Kelly
Off:Matt O'Riley

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dan Neil
Off:Jack Connolly

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kane Evans
Off:Jordan Hunter

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andrias Edmundsson
Off:Jacob Young

Fulham Under-23s made it two wins, and two clean sheets on the spin with a 2-0 win over Sunderland Under-23s.

Fulham Record Consecutive Wins

Friday 2 November 2018 20:56

Fulham Under-23s made it two wins, and two clean sheets on the spin with a 2-0 win over Sunderland Under-23s.

Two early goals from Jayden Harris and Moritz Jenz set the tone for the rest of the game in a dominant display.

Fulham ramped up a lot of early pressure, as Sunderland invited them to have the ball in front of their two banks of four. Some nice passages of play led to very little initially.

The pressure was there to see and it paid off after just 13 minutes. Steven Sessegnon’s cross was guided in at the near post by Harris, who took his tally to five for the season.

The lead was doubled just five minutes later, Matt O’Riley’s corner was slammed home by Jenz from just outside the six-yard box to send the Young Whites into cruise control.

Sunderland offered very little going forward with barrages of Fulham attacks coming their way. Luca De La Torre begun to turn on the style with a Cruyff turn and nutmeg on two defenders.

The Black Cats offered very little in terms of breaching the defence as De La Torre unlocked the defence to set Sessegnon clear, his pull-back was sliced clear by Jack Bainridge.

A firework display broke, out which epitomised the Young Whites’ performance from top to bottom as constant pressure and slick passing football had Sunderland penned in their own half.

The second half started as the first half ended, with Fulham settling into a rhythm of passing which meant the visitors couldn’t muster meaningful attacks.

Sessegnon had more license to roam forward as the Black Cats sat deeper. Harris picked him out in behind and his shot with the outside of the boot curled inches wide. Moments later Ibrahima Cisse took aim from 25-yards but Johnstone gathered his shot at the second attempt.

The ‘keeper wasn’t inspiring his defence with confidence as Thompson’s cross kicked up in front of the stopper which gave Cameron Thompson a sniff of a rebound.

Another lovely crafted move saw De La Torre’s low cross hacked out for a throw-in, Sunderland still yet to trouble Taye Ashby-Hammond.

The Fulham stopper was eventually needed to be alert as Lee Connelly’s shot deflected wide. Substitute Dan Neil then sent a strike towards the top corner which had Ashby-Hammond sprawling across – luckily the ball nestled on the roof of the net.

Ashby-Hammond was needed to make his first save deep into added time to push Ryan Leonard’s shot behind for a corner.

Thompson was still trying to add to his brace from Monday as he dragged a shot wide of the far post. Cisse then set his sights again and rattled the crossbar from distance.

The dominant display from start to finish ended in a comfortable win.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Friday 2 November 2018
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey


Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Sessegnon, Davies, Jenz, Mundle-Smith; Francois, Cisse; Harris (Santos-Clase 68'), O'Riley (Kelly 75'), De La Torre; Thompson

Unused substitutes: Ashby-Hammond, Atkinson, Drameh


Line-up: Johnstone; Hunter (Evans 72'), Bainbridge, Young (Edmundsson 82'), Kokolo; Storey; Leonard, Bale, Hackett, Connolly (Neil 61'); Connelly

Unused substitutes: Patterson

Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Steven Sessegnon
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Moritz Jenz
  • 3Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 8Tyrese Francois
  • 4Ibrahima Cisse
  • 7Jayden Harris
  • 10Matt O'Riley
  • 11Luca De La Torre
  • 9Cameron Thompson
  • 12Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 14Rob Atkinson
  • 15Cody Drameh
  • 16Chris Kelly
  • 17Nicolas Santos-Clase
Sunderland (4-1-4-1)
  • 1Max Johnstone
  • 2Jordan Hunter
  • 5Jack Bainbridge
  • 6Jacob Young
  • 3Williams Kokolo
  • 4Alex Storey
  • 7Ryan Leonard
  • 8Adam Bale
  • 10Jake Hackett
  • 11Jack Connolly
  • 9Lee Connelly
  • 12Andrias Edmundsson
  • 13Anthony Patterson
  • 14Kane Evans
  • 15Dan Neil