Saturday 28 November 2015, 11:00am at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Walker 25', 52'; Humphrys (pen) 30'
Southampton U18s
Lea 24'; Slattery 66'

25' Goal

Josh Walker

30' Penalty

Stephen Humphrys

52' Goal

Josh Walker

35' Yellow Card

Marlon Fossey Card was given for a foul

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Moritz Jenz
Off:Dan Martin

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cassian Thomas
Off:Matt O'Riley

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Isaac Pearce
Off:Mikolaj Kwietniewski

24' Goal

Joe Lea

66' Goal

Callum Slattery

A brace from Josh Walker helped Fulham to a fourth successive win after a 3-2 victory over Southampton at Motspur Park.

A brace from Josh Walker helped Fulham Under-18s to a fourth successive win after a 3-2 victory over Southampton at Motspur Park.

Fulham started strongly and went close through Walker, but fell behind in the 24th minute. A long ball forward caught the Whites' defence flatfooted and Joe Lea was left with an unopposed tap-in.

The Whites, though, responded immediately and levelled when a free-kick eventually fell to Walker who fired home on the turn.

Fulham went in front five minutes later. Marlon Fossey was chopped down in the box and Stephen Humphrys slotted home the resulting spot-kick, sending the keeper the wrong way.

Fossey was booked soon after for a foul as he stretched for a loose ball and the remainder of the half proved uneventful.

Eight minutes after the break, Walker got his second of the game and his eighth of the season at Under-18 level, firing in from close range after a free-kick had caused a scramble in the box.

Southampton went close in the 65th minute and pulled one back 60 seconds later with a good finish from the edge of the area by Callum Slattery.

Aron Davies then headed just wide at the other end from a corner and Fulham went close again with time running out as Luca de la Torre’s cross was met by Humphrys who saw his shot parried away.

In the windy conditions, Southampton hurled a late free-kick into the mixer, but Fulham cleared the danger to secure the points.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 28 November 2015
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Fossey, Opoku, Davies, Martin (Jenz 61'); de la Torre, Kait, O'Riley (Thomas 69'), Kwietniewski (Pearce 85'); Humphrys, Walker

Unused substitutes: Soutter

Southampton U18s

Line-up: Lewis; Valery, Jones, Cvjeticanen, Cull; Wilson, O'Connor, Slattery, Johnson; Lea, Kayembe

Unused substitutes: Willard, Hallet, Thomas, Rowthorn, Langan

Fulham U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Marlon Fossey
  • 4Jerome Opoku
  • 5Aaron Davies
  • 3Dan Martin
  • 7Luca de la Torre
  • 6Mattias Kait
  • 8Matt O'Riley
  • 11Mikolaj Kwietniewski
  • 10Stephen Humphrys
  • 9Josh Walker
  • 12Cassian Thomas
  • 13Jake Soutter
  • 14Moritz Jenz
  • 15Isaac Pearce
Southampton U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1Harry Lewis
  • 2Yan Valery
  • 5Alfie Jones
  • 6Oscar Cvjeticanen
  • 3Ben Cull
  • 7Stuart Wilson
  • 4Tom O'Connor
  • 8Callum Slattery
  • 11Tyrene Johnson
  • 10Joe Lea
  • 9Carel Kayembe
  • 12Harley Willard
  • 13Jake Hallet
  • 14Archie Thomas
  • 15Ben Rowthorn
  • 16Connor Langan