Saturday 25 January 2020, 12:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Tiehi 23', 37'; Carvalho 46'
Leicester City U18s
McAteer 51'; Arlott-John 57'

23' Goal

Jean-Pierre Tiehi
Assist by Terry Ablade

37' Goal

Jean-Pierre Tiehi

46' Goal

Fabio Carvalho

83' Yellow Card

Jonathon Page Card was given for a foul

89' Yellow Card

Ollie O'Neill Card was given for a foul

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mika Biereth
Off:Terry Ablade

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ibane Bowat
Off:Adrion Pajaziti

51' Goal

Kaisey McAteer
Assist by Sidnei Tavares

57' Goal

Dempsey Arlott-John

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tamanda Maswanhise
Off:Will Russ

The Under-18s moved back to the top of the Premier League South with a hard-fought victory over Leicester at Motspur Park to make it a league double over the Foxes.

League Double Over Foxes Puts U18s Top

Saturday 25 January 2020 14:21

Main Action:

The Under-18s moved back to the top of the Premier League South with a hard-fought victory over Leicester at Motspur Park. 

A brace from Jean-Pierre Tiehi and a Fabio Carvalho strike moments into the second half had Steve Wigley’s side in cruise control before a late surge from Leicester put the points in jeopardy.

The lads almost made the dream start looking to capitalise on Chelsea’s poor form as Terry Ablade curled one into the arms of Oli Bosworth.

Chances were few and far between as Idris Odutayo flew down the left to stand up a cross for the springy Ablade. His downward header spun wide. Odutayo then almost found the net himself. Fabio Carvalho’s floated corner came to the feet of the full back who forced an excellent reflex save from Bosworth.

The boys found their rhythm and took the lead through an excellent team goal. The move ended with Ablade’s swivelled cross finding Jean-Pierre Tiehi for the finish and lead.

Leicester never settled after the goal in the first half and they should’ve been two behind. Ablade delayed with a spinning ball and his second effort was charged down. The rebound fell to Ollie O’Neill whose snapshot ended in the arms of the Foxes stopper.

Odutayo was proving a nuisance down the left as he masterminded the second. His driven cross wasn’t held and Tiehi helped himself to his second.

Steve Wigley’s side flew out of the traps and instantly found a third in the second half. Carvalho drove through, found a yard and slotted home another. The Foxes rarely threatened but enjoyed a good spell after the third goal. Kaisey McAteer attacked a teasing cross with aggression to nod home a route back into the game.

Dempsey Arlott-John had looked bright for the Foxes and put the visitors within one. He wriggled through a couple of challenges to find the far corner.

Fulham kept pressing to put more daylight between the sides as a Carvalho cross found sub Mika Biereth whose shot was blocked superbly.

More late pressure followed from the visitors but the excellent game-management at the death was enough to get over the line.

What That Means:

The Under-18s move back to the top of the Premier League South with a game in hand, level on points with Chelsea, and above them on goal difference. 

Notable Talking Points:

  • Jean-Pierre Tiehi netted a brace just a day after his 18th birthday.
  • The Under-18s’ superior goal difference moves them above our neighbours Chelsea.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 25 January 2020
Kick-off: 12:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Las; Drameh, McAvoy, Murphy, Odutayo; O'Neill, Page, Pajaziti (Bowat 78'); Carvalho; Ablade (Biereth 71'), Tiehi

Unused substitutes: Chisholm, Williams, Holmes

Leicester City U18s

Line-up: Bosworth; Barrett, Sams, Ewing, Aisthorpe; Arlott-John, Leathers, Tavares; McAteer, Russ (Maswanhise 75'), Flynn

Unused substitutes: Yfeko, Odunze, Madivadua, Springer

Fulham U18s (4-3-1-2)
  • 1Damian Las
  • 2Cody Drameh
  • 5Connor McAvoy
  • 6Luca Murphy
  • 3Idris Odutayo
  • 7Ollie O'Neill
  • 4Jonathon Page
  • 8Adrion Pajaziti
  • 10Fabio Carvalho
  • 9Terry Ablade
  • 11Jean-Pierre Tiehi
  • 12Mac Chisholm
  • 14Mika Biereth
  • 15Ibane Bowat
  • 16Jay Williams
  • 17Bradley Holmes
Leicester City U18s (4-3-3)
  • 1Oliver Bosworth
  • 2Connor Barrett
  • 5Tom Sams
  • 6Ollie Ewing
  • 3Bailey Aisthorpe
  • 7Dempsey Arlott-John
  • 4Adam Leathers
  • 8Sidnei Tavares
  • 10Kaisey McAteer
  • 9Will Russ
  • 11Shane Flynn
  • 12Johnly Yfeko
  • 13Chituru Odunze
  • 14Wanya Madivadua
  • 15Tamanda Maswanhise
  • 16Jaquan Springer