Saturday 28 January 2017, 11:00am at Amex Training Centre, Lancing
Brighton and Hove Albion U18s
Mandroiu 5'
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Pearce 37'

5' Goal

Danny Mandroiu

37' Goal

Isaac Pearce
Assist by Nicolas Santos Clase

51' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Joey Felix
Off:Daniel Martin

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Elstone
Off:Atli Anderson

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cassian Thomas
Off:Nicolas Santos Clase

The points were shared on the South coast as Fulham drew with Brighton on Saturday lunchtime.

Fulham Under-18s made the trip down the M23 to the south coast for their weekly Premier League fixture to take on Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday lunchtime. It was a well contested affair that finished 1-1.

After a bright start from both sides the referee made an early decision to awarding the Seagulls a penalty in the 5th minute for a push in the back from Steven Sessegnon.

Brighton forward Danny Mandroiu kept his cool and calmly swept his effort home from the 12-yard spot, placing his shot into the top left hand corner of the goal to peg the young Whites back early on.  

After a slow start from Fulham the team found their feet and created several good chances, and with their perseverance found an opening in the 37th minute.

Nicolas Santos Clase received the ball on the left, broke past the Brighton right back and drove a low ball across the box and into the path of Isaac Pearce. Pearce managed with one touch to slide the ball past Tom McGill, who was in-between the sticks for Brighton today.

The second half saw a vast improvement from The Whites. Pushing further up the pitch they were able to generate more pressure on the hosts and as a result create more chances.

Despite the upturn in fortunes either side could have snatched a winner in the final quarter. However, no breakthrough came and the points were shared on a bright afternoon on the South coast.

A solid team display and a great performance from Jaydn Mundle-Smith ensured Fulham return to London with a deserved point.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 28 January 2017
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Amex Training Centre, Lancing

Brighton and Hove Albion U18s

Line-up: McGill; Davies, Barker, Moore, O'Sullivan; Fornah, Molumby; AjiBoye, Mandroiu, Cochrane; Connolly

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Sessegnon, Mundle-Smith, Garrido, Martin (Felix 51'); Harris, O'Riley; Kwietnieski, Anderson (Elstone 60'), Santos Clase (Thomas 77'); Pearce

Unused substitutes: York, Kelly

Brighton and Hove Albion U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Tom McGill
  • 2Archie Davies
  • 5Danny Barker
  • 6Owen Moore
  • 3Rian O'Sullivan
  • 8Tyreese Fornah
  • 4Jason Molumby
  • 7David AjiBoye
  • 10Danny Mandroiu
  • 11Alex Cochrane
  • 9Aaron Connolly
    Fulham U18s (4-2-3-1)
    • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
    • 2Steven Sessegnon
    • 5Jaydn Mundle-Smith
    • 6Jose Garrido
    • 3Daniel Martin
    • 8Jayden Harris
    • 4Matt O'Riley
    • 7Mikolaj Kwietnieski
    • 10Atli Anderson
    • 11Nicolas Santos Clase
    • 9Isaac Pearce
    • 12Joey Felix
    • 13Michael Elstone
    • 14Reece York
    • 15Cassian Thomas
    • 16Chris Kelly