Saturday 7 January 2017, 1:30pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Reading U18s
Howe 27'; Green 55'

48' Missed Penalty

Matthew O'Riley

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Daniel Martin
Off:Zico Ansare

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Djed Spence
Off:Isaac Pearce

27' Goal

Teddy Howe

55' Goal

Cameron Green

Fulham U18s fall to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Reading at Motspur Park on Saturday in the first game of 2017.

Fulham Under-18s fell to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Reading in the first game of 2017 at Motspur Park on Saturday afternoon. 

A first half strike from Teddy Howe saw the visitors lead at the intermission and then follow it up with two second half goals to run out comfrotable winners.

A tentative start from both sides saw clear cut chances few and far between. However, Reading enjoyed large sways of possession and eventually broke the deadlock in the 27th minute. Experiencing some joy down the right flank, Teddy Howe cut in from the right wing and placed a shot into the bottom left hand corner past Taye Ashby-Hammond to take the early lead. 

Reading were close to doubling their lead just before half-time when a short back pass from Michael Elstone evaded Ashby-Hammond in the Fulham net but the Reading striker could not make the most of the opportunity and put his shot into the side netting.

Mark Pembridge shook things up at half-time and made two changes and the Whites had an early opporunity to level after Steven Sessegnon was felled in the box. Matt O'Riley was unable to convert the spot kick and the Fulham paid the price ten minutes later.

The Royals experiencing more joy down the right flank, when the goal scorer Howe laid it on a platter for Cameron Green to side foot home from close range.

Fulham continued to press and Esltone went close on three occassions before the encounter was put beyond doubt with 5 minutes to go.

Fulham have a chance to bounce back in one week as the young Whites make the trip to Boro.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 7 January 2017
Kick-off: 1:30pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Felix, Sessegnon, Garrido, Mundle-Smith; Elstone, Thomas, Ansare (Martin 46'), Pearce (Spence 46'); O'Riley; Harris

Unused substitutes: Santos Clase, Lukwata, Kelly

Reading U18s

Line-up: Driscoll; Howe, Philby, Coleman, Balagun; Rollinson, Oodimayo, Shokonubi, Green; Holsgrove, Hovie

Unused substitutes: Nolan, Wilson, Holmes, Wallace, Denton

Fulham U18s (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Joseph Felix
  • 5Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Jose Garrido
  • 3Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 7Michael Elstone
  • 4Cassian Thomas
  • 8Zico Ansare
  • 11Isaac Pearce
  • 10Matthew O'Riley
  • 9Jayden Harris
  • 12Nicolas Santos Clase
  • 13Josh Lukwata
  • 14Daniel Martin
  • 15Chris Kelly
  • 16Djed Spence
Reading U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1Liam Driscoll
  • 2Teddy Howe
  • 5Harry Philby
  • 6Ethan Coleman
  • 3Jamal Balagun
  • 7Joel Rollinson
  • 4Akin Oodimayo
  • 8Ade Shokonubi
  • 11Cameron Green
  • 10Jordan Holsgrove
  • 9Ben Hovie
  • 12Jack Nolan
  • 14Joe Wilson
  • 15Tom Holmes
  • 16Jazz Wallace
  • 17Jack Denton