Saturday 19 August 2017, 11:00am at Fairwood Training Ground, Swansea
Swansea City U18s
Price 1'
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Thompson 90'+1

1' Goal

Tom Price

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Craig Davies
Off:Matthew Roberts

45'+33 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shquile Wynter-Coles
Off:Kees De Boer

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rhydian Williams
Off:Mason Jones-Thomas

90'+1 Goal

Cameron Thompson

57' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Reece York
Off:Chris Kelly

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Showkat Tahir
Off:Tyrese Francois

45'+33 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Elias Frei
Off:Timmy Abraham

After conceding in the first minute, Fulham battled back to score in injury time and earn a point on the road.

Fulham drew 1-1 with Swansea City in their second match of the season, With Cameron Thompson scoring an injury time goal to bring the Young Whites level after conceding in the first minute.

Thompson was also the start of the last match, as he scored a hat trick in the Young Whites’ season opener against Arsenal at Motspur Park.

Swansea scored in the opening minute, Tom Price received a throw in within the final third unmarked, and decided to shoot from outside the area.

His shot was precise and tucked into the bottom left, beating the outstretched Taye Ashby-Hammond to take the lead.

Jayden Harris tried to get the Whites straight back into the match with a long range effort of his own, but missed by a distance.

A wayward pass led to Swansea’s Matthew Roberts getting a shot away just inside the box, but Jaydn Mundle-Smith marking closely blocked well.

Fulham did well to keep possession and won a number of corners, with Nicolas Santos-Clase getting a blocked shot away inside the box 15 minutes into the match.

Swansea showed their first real attacking intent since the goal in the 25th minute. Tristan Cover did well at left back to mark his winger, but he managed to get a swinging cross into the box which was shot and deflected wide.

Swansea had a good chance in the 30th minute, Kees De Boer chipped a ball over the Whites’ defence, and Oliver Cooper ran onto it free down the right wing.

Instead of going for goal he tried to cross it, Ashby-Hammond read his intentions and extinguished the attack.

Five minutes later Francois curled a ball into from a set piece, Santos-Clase could only head over the bar under pressure.

Aron Gudjonsen got through towards goal, and Jose Garrido put in a perfectly timed tackle to dispossess him at the crucial moment.

Two minutes before the break Santos-Clase won a free kick. Francois swung it into the area and Garrido got a glancing header but couldn’t steer his effort on target.

The second half was as frustraiting for the Whites as the first, attacking well but not finding the final touch needed. Harris won a free kick in a dangerous area, Francois took the honours again but couldn’t find the target with his effort.

Ashby-Hammond made two very good saves early on, both from one on ones to keep the Young Whites in the game.

Reece York went close to an equaliser moments after coming onto the pitch. He lost his marker from a corner and was a fraction of a second too late to get anything on it.

From a set piece York ran round the back again, hitting a shot on target with the keeper making a stunning save, before the offside flag was raised.

In the 68th minute, Fulham had a great attack. Thompson was clipped in the area but nothing was given, he tried to go around the defender who tackled the ball into the path of Francois, and the keeper somehow kept the ball out on the line.

Timmy Abraham had a penalty shout as a ball was crossed into the middle, and he was body checked as he went to swing.

With 10 minutes on the clock Santos-Clase shot from inside the area, blocked again, before the next phase he tried to slot a ball through to Thompson but it over ran.

Five minutes later Santos-Clase broke down the right, he lofted a great ball into a dangerous position and Harris headed just wide of the left post.

It was 90 minutes after Swansea opened the scoring that Fulham found an answer. A free kick just on the edge of the area was won by Tristan Cover. The ball was swung in and Swansea’s keeper couldn’t keep it in his gloves, Thompson pounced and poked it into the back of the net, wheeling away in celebration.

It was a tough game for the Whites but they battled back for a point.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 19 August 2017
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Fairwood Training Ground, Swansea

Swansea City U18s

Line-up: Lang; Lewis, Cabango, Cooper, Blake; De Boer (Wynter-Coles 45'), Price; Jones-Thomas (Williams 89'), Cooper, Roberts (Davies 46'); Gudjohnsen

Unused substitutes: Williams, Shepperd

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Spence, Mundle-Smith, Garrido, Cover; Kelly (York 57'), Francois (Tahir 76'), Harris, Santos-Clase; Thompson; Abraham (Frei 45')

Unused substitutes: Schwarzer, Drameh

Swansea City U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Alex Lang
  • 2Joe Lewis
  • 5Ben Cabango
  • 6Brandon Cooper
  • 3Matthew Blake
  • 8Kees De Boer
  • 4Tom Price
  • 7Mason Jones-Thomas
  • 10Oliver Cooper
  • 11Matthew Roberts
  • 9Arnor Gudjohnsen
  • 12Rhydian Williams
  • 14Shquile Wynter-Coles
  • 15Dan Williams
  • 16Craig Davies
  • 21Nathan Shepperd
Fulham U18s (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Djed Spence
  • 5Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 6Jose Garrido
  • 3Tristan Cover
  • 7Chris Kelly
  • 4Tyrese Francois
  • 8Jayden Harris
  • 11Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 10Cameron Thompson
  • 9Timmy Abraham
  • 12Reece York
  • 13Julian Schwarzer
  • 14Elias Frei
  • 15Showkat Tahir
  • 16Cody Drameh