Saturday 26 October 2019, 11:00am at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Ablade 12'; Jasper 32'; O'Neill 52'
Everton U18s
Hosie 22'; Higgins 78'; Hughes (pen) 79'; Carroll 90'

12' Goal

Terry Ablade
Assist by Adrion Pajaziti

32' Goal

Sylvester Jasper
Assist by Ollie O'Neill

52' Goal

Ollie O'Neill

50' Yellow Card

Jonathon Page Card was given for violent conduct

55' Yellow Card

Sylvester Jasper Card was given for a foul

72' Substitution

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

22' Goal

Josh Hosie
Assist by Seb Quirk

78' Goal

Liam Higgins

79' Penalty

Rhys Hughes

90' Goal

Bobby Carroll

50' Yellow Card

Tom Cannon Card was given for violent conduct

58' Yellow Card

Bobby Carroll Card was given for a foul

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:John Anderson
Off:Dylan Thompson

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Liam Higgins
Off:Mackenzie Hunt

90'+2 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dan Cowan
Off:Tom Cannon

The Under-18s fell to their first defeat of the season after surrendering a two-goal lead against Everton in an entertaining PL Cup match at Motspur Park.

Everton Edge Competitive PL Cup Game

Saturday 26 October 2019 12:56

Main Action:

The Under-18s fell to their first defeat of the season after surrendering a two-goal lead in the PL Cup against Everton in an entertaining match at Motspur Park. 

The sharp Terry Ablade had the first clear cut chance of the affair. A combination of Sylvester Jasper and Mika Biereth fed the Finnish striker nicely, but Jack Barrett spread himself nicely to deny him.

The boys cut the Toffees apart again as the forward potency surfaced its head. Ablade down the channel squared for Jasper who forced a superb save from Barrett.

Ablade’s power and pace had been threatening early on as he took matters into his own hands. The striker turned and drove at the Everton defence to send one curling into the corner.

Everton gained composure and started to show why they are a force in youth football. Josh Hosie met an out swinging cross at the back post which hit the outside of the post. The same combination proved fruitful as Hosie nodded in an identical cross.

A game in which the power was swaying one direction then the other, the Young Whites found another goal. Ollie O’Neill’s clever driven cross was met by Jasper at the back who had a simple task.

Some excellent hold up play from Mika Biereth allowed Idris Odutayo to swing in a dangerous ball that fell to Jasper. By his high standards, he should have done better with his low drive under no pressure. Tempers started to boil over as a physical battle developed resulting in a clash between Tom Cannon and Jonathon Page. Both were booked.

Moments later O’Neill helped himself to a pinball in the box to fire a low finish into the corner. Jean-Pierre Tiehi was introduced and almost found the net with his first involvement as he nudged a ball wide with Barrett rooted. Everton did find a route back into the game as sub Lewis Higgins pounced on an excellent Connor McAvoy tackle which initially denied Cannon.

Odutayo was penalised for a harsh handball inside the box which allowed the visitors to suddenly be on terms from the spot. The dying embers saw Bobby Carroll drive and weave through the Fulham defence to dig one into the top corner with no back lift.

What That Means:

The earlier draw with Norwich, and today’s defeat means the boys will struggle to qualify for the next stage of the competition, even with a win over Sunderland in the final game.

Notable Talking Points:

  • Ollie O’Neill’s first start since his head injury was marked with a goal, much like the return from his previous injury.
  • The boys will feel like the game slipped through their hands after three goals in the final 11 minutes were squandered.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League Cup

Date: Saturday 26 October 2019
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Murphy, Bowat, McAvoy, Odutayo; O'Neill, Page, Pajaziti, Biereth; Jasper, Ablade (Tiehi 72')

Unused substitutes: Chisholm, Williams, Lanquedoc

Everton U18s

Line-up: Barrett; Hosie, Hasan, Hughes, Thompson (Anderson 66'); Warrington, Welch, Carroll; Hunt (Higgins 66'), Cannon (Cowan 90'), Quirk

Unused substitutes: Leban, Butterfield

Fulham U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Luca Murphy
  • 5Ibane Bowat
  • 6Connor McAvoy
  • 3Idris Odutayo
  • 7Ollie O'Neill
  • 4Jonathon Page
  • 8Adrion Pajaziti
  • 11Mika Biereth
  • 10Sylvester Jasper
  • 9Terry Ablade
  • 12Mac Chisholm
  • 14Jean-Pierre Tiehi
  • 15Jay Williams
  • 16Imani Lanquedoc
Everton U18s (4-3-3)
  • 1Jack Barrett
  • 2Josh Hosie
  • 5Harry Hasan
  • 6Rhys Hughes
  • 3Dylan Thompson
  • 7Lewis Warrington
  • 4Reece Welch
  • 8Bobby Carroll
  • 10Mackenzie Hunt
  • 9Tom Cannon
  • 11Seb Quirk
  • 12Zan-Luk Leban
  • 14Dan Cowan
  • 15Liam Higgins
  • 16John Anderson
  • 17Liam Butterfield