Wednesday 20 December 2017, 2:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Santos-Clase (pen) 90'
Swansea City U18s
De Boer 16'; Davies 87'

90' Penalty

Nicolas Santos-Clase

90'+3 Yellow Card

Zico Asare Card was given for a foul

38' Missed Penalty

Joe Felix

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nicolas Santos-Clase
Off:Elias Frei

16' Goal

Rees De Boer

87' Goal

Craig Davies

39' Yellow Card

Cameron Evans Card was given for a foul

50' Yellow Card

Tom Price Card was given for a foul

79' 2nd Yellow Card

Marc Walsh Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Craig Davies
Off:Shaq Wynter-Coles

Fulham fell to their first defeat in six matches as Nicolas Santos-Clase scored from the penalty spot.

Fulham’s Under-18s lost 2-1 to Swansea City at Motspur Park on Wednesday afternoon.

The Swans made the breakthrough in the 16th minute through Rees De Boer before Joe Felix missed a first half penalty.

Swansea doubled their lead through Craig Davies after having Marc Walsh sent off, and Nicolas Santos-Clase scored a consolation goal after the Young Whites were awarded a second penalty.

Last time these two teams faced each other was back in August, the match finished 1-1 after a last minute goal from Cameron Thompson.

There were six changes to the side that beat Huddersfield Town in the FA Youth Cup on Friday evening.

It was a slow start to the match, neither side managed to get a shot away in the opening 10 minutes. 

Swansea drifted offside several times, and Ryan De Havilland floated an exquisite ball over the entire Swansea defence from his own half, but Chris Kelly wasn’t able to get it into the danger area.

The first shot came from the Welshman 12 minutes in, Walsh shot from outside the area, but it was low and central and didn’t trouble George Wickens.

It was the visitors who made the breakthrough four minutes later. Ryhdian Williams crossed an early ball into the box, De Boer towered over his defender and nodded across goal into the back of the net, past the diving Wickens.

It took till the 28th minute for the Young Whites to have their first effort on goal. Kelly knocked a ball up-field, Dan Martin raced onto it and pulled a ball back to Showkat Tahir, whose shot was blocked.

Fulham won a penalty 10 minutes later, Tahir was chopped down in the box and the referee showed no hesitation to point to the spot.

Joe Felix stepped up and fired down the middle, but the keeper read it and got down low to take the ball in his gloves and keep his clean sheet.

Just after the hour mark the Young Whites started to apply pressure, Felix shot over the bar and Kelly followed him up with a similar effort.

In the 72nd minute De Havilland slipped through the Swansea defence and Shepperd raced off his line and got a crucial touch to take the ball away from him. The ball was recycled to Nicolas Santos-Clase, who blasted wide.

With 12 minutes left in the match Finlay Hazell struck for goal for the visitors, his effort took a deflection and came off the left post.

Swansea won a corner but Martin broke down the left, Walsh scythed him down, and having already been booked the referee pulled out his second yellow and a red card, giving him his marching orders.

Santos-Clase was brought down inside the area during injury time and the referee pointed to the spot for the second time in the match.

It was the Spaniard himself who stepped forward, he drove the ball bottom left, sending the keeper the wrong way to bring the deficit to one.

Unfortunately, time ran out for the Young Whites and they suffered their first defeat in six matches. 

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Wednesday 20 December 2017
Kick-off: 2:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Wickens; Felix, Asare, Mundle-Smith, Martin; Harris, Francois; Frei (Santos-Clase 46'), De Havilland, Kelly; Tahir

Unused substitutes: Davis, Schwarzer, Armsworth, Carvahlo

Swansea City U18s

Line-up: Shepperd; Evans, Cabango, Lewis, Jones; De Boer, Price; Hazell, Gudjohnsen, Walsh; Wynter-Coles (Davies 60')

Unused substitutes: Lang, Berry, Fox, Williams

Fulham U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1George Wickens
  • 2Joe Felix
  • 5Zico Asare
  • 6Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 3Dan Martin
  • 8Jayden Harris
  • 4Tyrese Francois
  • 7Elias Frei
  • 10Ryan De Havilland
  • 11Chris Kelly
  • 9Showkat Tahir
  • 12Den Davis
  • 13Julian Schwarzer
  • 14Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 15Scott Armsworth
  • 16Fabio Carvahlo
Swansea City U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Nathan Shepperd
  • 2Cameron Evans
  • 5Ben Cabango
  • 6Joe Lewis
  • 3Jacob Jones
  • 8Rees De Boer
  • 4Tom Price
  • 7Finley Hazell
  • 10Arnor Gudjohnsen
  • 11Marc Walsh
  • 9Shaq Wynter-Coles
  • 12Craig Davies
  • 13Alex Lang
  • 14Cameron Berry
  • 15Jack Fox
  • 16Rhydian Williams