Assist by Cody Drameh
Harvey Elliott Card was given for a foul
Player was substituted for tactical reasons
Ben Erickson Card was given for a foul
Fulham’s Under-18s drew 1-1 to Swansea City at home on Saturday. The Young Whites couldn’t put the match to bed as the Welsh side came from behind to claim a point.
It was a quiet opening period for both teams, but Fulham turned the ball over in midfield seven minutes in. Sonny Hilton released Fabio Carvalho, he passed out wide to Harvey Elliott and he rattled the right post as a warning.
In less than a minute after that Fulham scored. Cody Drameh casually took a Denis Odoi-esque touch using his back to get past his man, he pulled the ball back to the 6-yard line for Jean-Piere Tiehi to dispatch into the back of the net, making it 1-0.
A quarter of an hour in and the Young Whites were playing free flowing football all over the park, Tiehi went close to getting on a second, Elliott went near as well.
Five minutes later, Carvalho raced down the right and let loose from the edge of the area, aimed at the near post, it wasn’t a problem for Scott Reed.
Swansea had their first effort at goal in the 24th minute, Shaq Wynter-Coles managed to get past Frank Amekarto and squeeze an effort at Luca Ashby-Hammond.
The Two Fulham fullbacks, Amekarto and Drameh were causing havoc down both wings.
Swansea went closest in the 38th minute, from a corner there was a scrambled and a block on the line by Zico Asare, but the Young Whites managed to clear. The Swans got more of a grip of the match as the half wore on, but Fulham had a resurgence just before the break.
Drameh fired on target from a close angle and Amekarto had a shot. Elliott rocketed an effort that was palmed onto the crossbar and just out of danger by the ‘keeper.
Fulham started where they left off, within two minutes both Drameh and Tiehi had strong shots saved by Reed from within the area.
Fulham would regret not taking their chances to put the game to bed, Swansea found an equaliser in the 65th minute, a corner was swung in, Scott Armsworth did well to hook the ball out of the area.
Williams however, took it on the volley and fired into the right of the net to make it 1-1.
Swansea were firing from distance when they had chances, Mason Jones-Thomas let fly and Ashby-Hammond had to push the effort over his bar.
10 minutes left in the match, Elliott slipped Tiehi in. Still with a lot to do, the striker cut inside his defender and fired across goal, Reed made a strong save to take a point back to Wales.
Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League
Date: Saturday 11 August 2018
Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey
Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Drameh, Asare, Armsworth, Amekarto; Davis, Hilton; Elliott, Carvalho, Tahir (Ablade 58'); Tiehi
Unused substitutes: Wickens, McAvoy, Frei, Warland
Line-up: Reed; Bevan, Evans, Erickson, Jones; Rushehsa, Williams; Wynter-Coles, Gudjohnsen, Jones-Thomas; Al-Hamadi
Unused substitutes: Evans, Shepperd, McKendry, Motruk, Thomas