Monday 28 January 2013, 12:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U21s
Dalla Valle (pen) 25'; Donegan 57'
Sunderland U21s
Honeyman 15'; Laidler 86'

25' Penalty

Lauri Dalla Valle

57' Goal

Tom Donegan

64' Yellow Card

Omri Altman Card was given for a foul

69' Yellow Card

Tom Donegan Card was given for a foul

33' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Ronny Minkwitz
Off:Alex Brister

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris David
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Corey Gameiro
Off:Lauri Dalla Valle

15' Goal

George Honeyman

86' Goal

Jordan Laidler
Assist by Nathan Thomas

72' Yellow Card

Nathan Thomas Card was given for a foul

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nathan Thomas
Off:George Honeyman

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Martin Smith
Off:Wade Joyce

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom McNamee
Off:Anthony Callaghan

Fulham's Under-21s drew 2-2 with their Sunderland counterparts at the Academy of Light on Monday afternoon.

Fulham Under-21s drew 2-2 with Sunderland at the Academy of Light on Monday afternoon in the Barclays U21 Premier League Group 1.

After falling behind, the Whites recovered to equalise and then take the lead, although a late effort by the home side meant that Kit Symons and his boys had to settle for a point.

“We should have won the game,” Kit told after the match. “We kept the ball quite well and had some good opportunities that we should have taken, so that was disappointing.

“We went 1-0 down from a corner which we poorly defended so that was disappointing from our point of view. Then we got it back to 1-1 through Lauri [Dalla Valle]. It was a good run from Ryan [Williams] who went round the keeper and got brought down and Lauri scored the penalty.

“So it was 1-1 at half-time and then in the second half we went 2-1 up through a bit of a freaky goal really; it might have been an own goal or it might go down as a Tom Donegan goal. Lauri closed down a backpass, Tom got the ball and broke wide and he sort of dinked it in and the boy headed it on the line. I don’t exactly know how it went in to be honest but if it goes down as a goal for Tom then I’ll be quite happy.

“We had some good opportunities and then conceded with about five or six minutes to go. The wind got really heavy second half and sort of penned us in and we couldn’t really get out.”

Kit named 17-year-old centre back Cameron Burgess in his starting line-up for the first time and was pleased with how the Scottish-born youngster fared on his Under-21s debut.

“He did really well actually, he was very good,” Kit said. “That was his first run out for us and he did very well. He’s 17 and a first year scholar. It was an opportunity for Cameron and he stepped up and did well so we’re very pleased with him.”

Fulham: 1. Somogyi, 2. Brister, 3. Kavanagh, 4. Vigen Christensen, 5. Grimmer, 6. Burgess, 7. Williams, 8. Smith, 9. Dalla Valle, 10. Donegan, 11. Altman

Subs: 12. Oberschmidt, 13. Minkwitz, 14. David, 15. Islamovic, 16. Gameiro

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U21 Premier League

Date: Monday 28 January 2013
Kick-off: 12:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U21s

Line-up: Somgoyi; Brister (Minkwitz 33'), Grimmer, Burgess, Kavanagh; Ryan Williams, Christensen (David 60'), Smith, Altman; Donegan; Dalla Valle (Gameiro 74')

Unused substitutes: Oberschmidt, Islamovic

Sunderland U21s

Line-up: Pickford; Marrs, Harrison, Ferguson, Callaghan (McNamee 80'); Joyce (Smith 66'), Gorrin; Mitchell, Laidler, Honeyman (Thomas 63'); Mandron

Unused substitutes: Wilson, Holland

Fulham U21s (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Csaba Somgoyi
  • 2Alex Brister
  • 5Jack Grimmer
  • 6Cameron Burgess
  • 3Sean Kavanagh
  • 7Ryan Williams
  • 4Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 8Alex Smith
  • 11Omri Altman
  • 10Tom Donegan
  • 9Lauri Dalla Valle
  • 12Max Oberschmidt
  • 13Dino Islamovic
  • 14Ronny Minkwitz
  • 15Chris David
  • 17Corey Gameiro
Sunderland U21s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Jordan Pickford
  • 2Liam Marrs
  • 5Scott Harrison
  • 6David Ferguson
  • 3Anthony Callaghan
  • 8Wade Joyce
  • 4Alex Gorrin
  • 7Adam Mitchell
  • 10Jordan Laidler
  • 11George Honeyman
  • 9Mikael Mandron
  • 16Tom McNamee
  • 15Ben Wilson
  • 12Martin Smith
  • 13Ross Holland
  • 14Nathan Thomas