Saturday 5 October 2019, 11:00am at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
5
Stansfield 10', 38', 41', 89'; McAvoy 72'
West Ham United U18s
1
Parkes 61'

10' Goal

Jay Stansfield
Assist by Fabio Carvalho

38' Goal

Jay Stansfield
Assist by Jean-Pierre Tiehi

41' Goal

Jay Stansfield
Assist by Fabio Carvalho

72' Goal

Connor McAvoy
Assist by Jonathon Page

89' Goal

Jay Stansfield

30' Yellow Card

Jonathon Page Card was given for a foul

46' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Damian Las
Off:George Wickens

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Terry Ablade
Off:Jean-Pierre Tiehi

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ollie O'Neill
Off:Sylvester Jasper

61' Goal

Veron Parkes
Assist by Amadou Diallo

45'+1 Yellow Card

Josh Okotcha Card was given for a foul

53' Yellow Card

Harrison Ashby Card was given for a foul

26' Missed Penalty

Kai Corbett

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Gael Kileba
Off:Kai Corbett

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lennon Peake
Off:Will Greenidge

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sam Nsambu
Off:Harrison Ashby

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A masterclass in finishing from Jay Stansfield epitomised the youthful vibrancy of creativity and aggression the Under-18s have been displaying this season smashing five past West Ham.

Stansfield Smashes Four As 18s Win Again

Saturday 5 October 2019 13:17

Main Action:

A masterclass in finishing from Jay Stansfield epitomised the youthful vibrancy of creativity and aggression the Under-18s have been displaying this season smashing five past West Ham. 

West Ham’s lack of PL2 involvement this week meant a couple of players dropped down to make a strong force. Amadou Diallo summarised the fast counter-attack approach. Sylvester Jasper came the closest early on as his unorthodox volley forced Krisztian Hegyi into a full-reach low save.

The potent front three can’t keep out of the action as a patient move led to Fabio Carvalho standing up a cross to be met by the diving Jay Stansfield, who stooped to find the corner.

Another similar scenario almost created the second. Connor McAvoy stood up another cross to find Stansfield who got under his header this time. Idris Odutayo dangled a leg inside the box which Harrison Ashby was only too obliged to tumble over. Wickens stood tall to save Kai Corbett’s penalty and the rebound was lashed over the bar which proved to be a turning point.

Wickens was earning his keep in the first half as his full extent palmed away Parkes’ curling effort. The stopper’s kick then caused problems allowing the powerful Jean-Pierre Tiehi to fashion a chance. Stansfield received the loose pass to force Hegyi into an acrobatic save. The resulting corner saw the unlikely source of Jonathon Page spring into a bicycle kick as Hegyi kept his side in the game.

A clever corner kick routine found the lurking Stansfield via a McAvoy and Tiehi flick-on, the former Exeter striker netted his eighth of the season. The ninth proceeded the eighth two minutes later to complete an instinctive first half hat-trick. Carvalho found an abundance of space in the pocket to find a free Stansfield who fired under Hegyi.

Wickens was hurt in the aftermath of the penalty save meaning Damian Las took charge between the stick in the second half which started with Ashby rattling the bar from range.

Diallo salvaged a ball that travelled from one side to the other to whip a cross that was flicked in by Parkes. Ibane Bowat’s expertly crafted lofted pass found substitute Terry Ablade who fed Sylvester Jasper to poke wide.

Another set piece routine killed the game beyond sight. A series of dummies found Page whose lofted cross was powered home by McAvoy.

The score was added with gloss as Stansfield netted his fourth. Carvalho performed a series of ball rolls which bamboozled the West Ham defence to find Ablade whose strong shot was pushed into the path of Stansfield.

What That Means:

Fulham’s excellent win against a side who had only lost once this season consolidates their place at the top of the table. 

Notable Talking Points:

  • Stansfield’s 42-minute hat-trick and second half strike gives him ten for the season and is the highest scorer in the U18 English Premier League.
  • McAvoy shifted to right back and scored his first goal for the under-18s.
  • The top three of Fulham, Brighton and Chelsea down to West Ham in fourth are now separated by eight points.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Wickens (Las 46'); McAvoy, Bowat, Murphy, Odutayo; Carvalho, Page, Pajaziti, Jasper (O'Neill 85'); Tiehi (Ablade 65'), Stansfield

Unused substitutes: Biereth, Williams

West Ham United U18s

Line-up: Hegyi; Ashby (Nsambu 79'), Okotcha, Baptiste, Greenidge (Peake 61'); Chesters, Forson , Giddings; Corbett (Kileba 59'), Parkes, Diallo

Unused substitutes: Roach, Swyer

Fulham U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1George Wickens
  • 2Connor McAvoy
  • 5Ibane Bowat
  • 6Luca Murphy
  • 3Idris Odutayo
  • 7Fabio Carvalho
  • 4Jonathon Page
  • 8Adrion Pajaziti
  • 10Sylvester Jasper
  • 11Jean-Pierre Tiehi
  • 9Jay Stansfield
Substitutes
  • 12Damian Las
  • 14Mika Biereth
  • 15Terry Ablade
  • 16Jay Williams
  • 17Ollie O'Neill
West Ham United U18s (4-3-3)
  • 1Krisztian Hegyi
  • 2Harrison Ashby
  • 5Josh Okotcha
  • 6Jamal Baptiste
  • 3Will Greenidge
  • 10Dan Chesters
  • 4Keenan Forson
  • 8Jake Giddings
  • 7Kai Corbett
  • 9Veron Parkes
  • 11Amadou Diallo
Substitutes
  • 12Sam Nsambu
  • 13Josh Roach
  • 14Gael Kileba
  • 15Lennon Peake
  • 16Kamari Swyer
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