Saturday 2 February 2013, 12:00pm at Rockliffe Park, Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough U21s
2
Main 5'; Williams 32'
Fulham FC
Fulham U21s
2
Woodrow 2'; Ryan Williams 84'

5' Goal

Curtis Main
Assist by Matthew Waters

32' Goal

Luke Williams
Assist by Lewis Sirrell

57' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Brobbel
Off:Lewis Sirrell

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kyle Oliver
Off:Matthew Waters

76' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Adam Jackson
Off:Ejiro Okosieme

2' Goal

Cauley Woodrow
Assist by Sean Kavanagh

84' Goal

Ryan Williams
Assist by Lasse Vigen Christensen

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Donegan
Off:Chris David

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dino Islamovic
Off:Cauley Woodrow

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lasse Vigen Christensen
Off:Ronny Minkwitz

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Ryan Williams’ late equaliser clinched a share of the spoils for Fulham at Middlesbrough.

Ryan Williams’ late equaliser clinched a share of the spoils as Fulham Under-21s recovered to draw at Middlesbrough.

Cauley Woodrow had given the young Whites the perfect start when the striker pounced to convert Sean Kavanagh’s cross in the opening minute, but Kit Symons’ Team were soon pegged back.

Curtis Main struck to level the scores three minutes later with a composed finish and Luke Williams’ smart effort put the home side into the ascendancy on the stroke of half-time.

The Whites moved up through the gears after the interval, with Woodrow denied a second goal by the offside flag before he saw an effort cannon off the crossbar.

As Symons’ side piled forward, the pressure finally paid when Ryan Williams kept calm to stroke in the equaliser in the closing moments.

The Whites had goalkeeper Jesse Joronen to thank for some crucial saves which kept Middlesbrough at bay, but Symons believes a couple of concentration lapses cost them victory.

“We had the momentum and we were the better side in the second half so I was delighted when Ryan popped up to make it 2-2,” Symons told fulhamfc.com.

“The tempo of our passing was much better, but Middlesbrough had a couple of good chances too and we’ve got Jesse [Joronen] to thank for a great save late on to keep it level.

“The only disappointing thing was the nature of the goals we conceded. We lost concentration and they were very sloppy which is very annoying as otherwise it was a good performance.

“We started brilliantly, scoring the early goal, then conceded those two really sloppy goals which I’m not happy about, but we responded well and finished the game strongly.”

Fulham: Joronen; Passley, Burgess, Grimmer, Kavanagh; Williams, Minkwitz, Smith, Altman; David, Woodrow. Subs: Grainger, Donegan, Christensen, Islamovic.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U21 Premier League

Date: Saturday 2 February 2013
Kick-off: 12:00pm

Venue: Rockliffe Park, Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough U21s

Line-up: Lutweiler; Bennett, Okosieme (Jackson 76'), McManus, Weldon; Waters (Oliver 71'), Morris; Sirrell (Brobbel 57'), Edwards, Williams; Main

Fulham U21s

Line-up: Joronen; Passley, Grimmer, Burgess, Kavanagh; Minkwitz (Christensen 80'), Smith; Ryan Williams, David (Donegan 68'), Altman; Woodrow (Islamovic 77')

Middlesbrough U21s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Jayson Lutweiler
  • 2Andre Bennett
  • 6Ejiro Okosieme
  • 5Stephen McManus
  • 3Paul Weldon
  • 4Matthew Waters
  • 8Bryn Morris
  • 11Lewis Sirrell
  • 10Curtis Edwards
  • 7Luke Williams
  • 9Curtis Main
Substitutes
  • 15Kyle Oliver
  • 17Adam Jackson
  • 14Ryan Brobbel
Fulham U21s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Jesse Joronen
  • 2Joshua Passley
  • 6Jack Grimmer
  • 5Cameron Burgess
  • 3Sean Kavanagh
  • 8Ronny Minkwitz
  • 4Alex Smith
  • 7Ryan Williams
  • 10Chris David
  • 11Omri Altman
  • 9Cauley Woodrow
Substitutes
  • 14Tom Donegan
  • 15Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 16Dino Islamovic