Friday 1 November 2019, 2:00pm at Colney Training Centre, Norwich
Norwich City
Norwich City
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Martin 14'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Mundle-Smith 7'; O'Riley 77'

14' Goal

Josh Martin

38' Yellow Card

Philip Heise Card was given for a foul

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Scully
Off:Aidan Fitzpatrick

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Will Hondermarck
Off:Dan Adshead

7' Goal

Jaydn Mundle-Smith
Assist by Zico Asare

77' Goal

Matt O'Riley
Assist by Sonny Hilton

87' Yellow Card

Tayo Edun Card was given for a foul

90' Yellow Card

Timmy Abraham Card was given for a foul

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Timmy Abraham
Off:Martell Taylor-Crossdale

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Matt O’Riley’s calm finish tipped the result in Fulham’s favour as the Under-23s recorded back-to-back league wins with a win over Norwich on Friday afternoon.

O'Riley's Strike Secures Back-To-Back Wins

Friday 1 November 2019 16:05

Main Action:

Matt O’Riley’s calm finish tipped the result in Fulham’s favour as the Under-23s recorded back-to-back league wins with a win over Norwich on Friday afternoon. 

The first goal mouth action of the match ended with the game’s first goal as the boys had been entering threatening positions. O’Riley’s dinked free kick wasn’t dealt with which allowed Jaydn Mundle-Smith to hammer home.

The first foray the hosts put together gave them their goal. Josh Martin’s neat finish provided a goal per side in the opening quarter of an hour.

On numerous occasions the boys got in down the left for the cut-back. A series of crosses from Fabio Carvalho and Luca de la Torre evaded those in waiting.

The game developed a frantic edge that the lads edged on the chance count. Sonny Hilton used Tayo Edun’s run as a decoy and curled one inches wide with Billy Johnson beaten.

Nicolas Santos-Clase’s close control caused problems into the second half. He mazed infield to force a good save from Johnson.

De la Torre looked almost certain to give the Young Whites the lead on the hour. Carvalho’s driven cross that he’d been persisting with found the American, but he couldn’t sort his feet in time.

The Norwich goal was living a charmed life as neat combination play between Hilton and Carvalho resulted in the former smashing the base of the post. However, the luck ran out for the Canaries. Matt O’Riley calmly stroked one into the corner to restore a deserved lead.

The boys held onto a lead and managed the game well to record back-to-back PL2 league wins.

What That Means:

The lads temporarily move into seventh, three points from the play-off places after winning in the early kick-off. 

Notable Talking Points:

  • Matt O’Riley and Sonny Hilton came in to start following their impact from the bench against Stevenage on Tuesday.
  • Jaydn Mundle-Smith netted his first of the season with the opening goal.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Friday 1 November 2019
Kick-off: 2:00pm

Venue: Colney Training Centre, Norwich

Norwich City

Line-up: Johnson; Thomas, Jones, Milovanovic, Heise; Adshead (Hondermarck 75'), Lomas; Fitzpatrick (Scully 59'), Thorvaldsson, Martin; Ahadme

Unused substitutes: Nizet, Rose, McAlear

Fulham

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Drameh, Asare, Mundle-Smith, Edun; O'Riley; Santos-Clase, Hilton, Carvalho, De La Torre; Taylor-Crossdale (Abraham 61')

Unused substitutes: Chisholm, Harris, Davis, Tricker

Norwich City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Billy Johnson
  • 2Jordan Thomas
  • 5Ciaren Jones
  • 6Saul Milovanovic
  • 3Philip Heise
  • 8Dan Adshead
  • 4Louis Lomas
  • 7Aidan Fitzpatrick
  • 10Isak Thorvaldsson
  • 11Josh Martin
  • 9Gassan Ahadme
Substitutes
  • 12Rob Nizet
  • 13Joe Rose
  • 14Tom Scully
  • 15Will Hondermarck
  • 16Reece McAlear
Fulham (4-1-4-1)
  • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Cody Drameh
  • 5Zico Asare
  • 6Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 3Tayo Edun
  • 4Matt O'Riley
  • 7Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 8Sonny Hilton
  • 10Fabio Carvalho
  • 11Luca De La Torre
  • 9Martell Taylor-Crossdale
Substitutes
  • 12Mac Chisholm
  • 14Timmy Abraham
  • 15Jayden Harris
  • 16Ben Davis
  • 17Ben Tricker
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