Saturday 26 November 2016, 11:00am at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Chelsea U18s
McCormick 88'; Taylor-Crossdale 90'+2

55' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan De Haviland
Off:Reece York

55' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Kelly
Off:Nicolas Santos-Clase

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Elstone
Off:Isaac Pearce

88' Goal

Luke McCormick

90'+2 Goal

Martell Taylor-Crossdale

Two very late goals condemned Fulham Under-18s to defeat by league leaders Chelsea at Motspur Park on Saturday.

Fulham went in to today’s clash against fierce rivals Chelsea looking to carry on from their 1-0 win at home to Leicester City.

Chelsea started the game on top and were unlucky not to score early on after Martell Taylor-Crossdale’s cross was expertly headed clear by Moritz Jens before falling to Taye Ashby-Hammond.

The visitors continued to push and created a number of chances. Harvey St Clair managed to find space after Callum Hudson-Odoi found him unmarked but his chance was well saved by Ashby-Hammond.

With both teams going in to the break without a goal Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson came the closest for the Whites but his fierce curling effort was unfortunately denied by the crossbar.

With two minutes to go it looked like both teams would be leaving Motspur Park with a point but Chelsea managed to break through the Fulham defence and after Charlie Brown had hit the post and unmarked Luke McCormick was there to smash the ball past Ashby-Hammond.

Two minutes in to stoppage time the visitors won themselves a free-kick and up stepped Taylor-Crossdale who managed to secure the three points for his side after his effort took the slightest of deflections.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 26 November 2016
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Sessegnon, Jens, Garrido, Felix; O'Riley, York (De Haviland 55'); Santos-Clase (Kelly 55'), Harris, Thorsteinsson; Pearce (Elstone 82')

Unused substitutes: Spence, Lukwata

Manager: Peter Grant

Chelsea U18s

Line-up: Cumming; James, Da Silva, McCormick, Narey; Gallagher, Grant, Uwarwe, Hudson-Odoi; St Clair, Taylor-Crossdale

Unused substitutes: Guehi, Bulka, Castillo, McEachran, Brown

Fulham U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Steven Sessegnon
  • 5Moritz Jens
  • 6Jose Garrido
  • 3Joe Felix
  • 8Matt O'Riley
  • 4Reece York
  • 7Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 10Jayden Harris
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 9Isaac Pearce
  • 12Djed Spence
  • 13Josh Lukwata
  • 14Michael Elstone
  • 15Chris Kelly
  • 16Ryan De Haviland
  • Peter Grant
Chelsea U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1Jamie Cumming
  • 2Reece James
  • 5Cole Da Silva
  • 6Luke McCormick
  • 3Richard Narey
  • 7Conor Gallagher
  • 4Josh Grant
  • 8Tariq Uwarwe
  • 11Callum Hudson-Odoi
  • 10Harvey St Clair
  • 9Martell Taylor-Crossdale
  • 12Marc Guehi
  • 13Marcin Bulka
  • 14Juan Castillo
  • 15George McEachran
  • 16Charlie Brown