Sunday 6 April 2014, 2:00pm at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
West Bromich Albion
West Bromwich Albion U21s
Roofe 22'; Daniels 81'
Fulham FC
Fulham U21s
David 69'

22' Goal

Kemar Roofe
Assist by Aaron Birch

81' Goal

Donervon Daniels
Assist by Kemar Roofe

56' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cameron Gayle
Off:Billy Jones

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Joe Ward
Off:Chris Brunt

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andre Wright
Off:Liam O'Neil

69' Goal

Chris David

70' Yellow Card

Lasse Vigen Christensen Card was given for a foul

52' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lyle Della Verde

Fulham's league campaign ended with a 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Fulham Under-21s face an anxious wait to see if they’ll qualify for the Barclays U21 Premier League Play-Offs after losing their final match at West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies named a strong side containing first-team regulars Billy Jones and Chris Brunt, but it was Fulham who had the first decent chance when Josh Pritchard hit a post.

West Brom went straight up the other end and hit the woodwork themselves through Alex Jones, but they made the breakthrough midway through the first half when Kemar Roofe netted from close range.

The home side hit the crossbar on the half-hour mark as they dominated the first 45, but the Whites upped their game after the break and grabbed a deserved equaliser through Chris David’s well-taken free-kick.

But Albion secured the points late on when Donervorn Daniels connected with Roofe’s corner, meaning Fulham end the campaign with 11 wins, five draws and five defeats from their 21 games played.

“It was obviously a disappointing result,” Manager Kit Symons told after the game. “We didn’t play well at all in the first half – we weren’t at the races and subsequently found ourselves one down.

“We were much better in the second half, though, and created some chances and managed to get the equaliser through a very good free-kick from Chris. After that you’d probably say that we were the team most likely to go on and win it, but West Brom hit us with a sucker punch late on which was a bit of a kick in the nether regions.”

The result meant the Whites remain second in the league, but will need the teams around them to slip up if they are to progress to the Play-Offs as some sides – such as Chelsea and Manchester City – are just a few points worse off than Fulham but have four games in hand.

Symons continued: “It’s out of our hands now and perhaps looking unlikely because a lot of teams below us have quite a few games in hand. It’s the Dallas Cup coming up soon and a few of my boys are eligible to go to that – I’m not sure how many will travel – and when they get back we’ll probably have a better idea of whether or not we’re going to finish in the top four.”

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U21 Premier League

Date: Sunday 6 April 2014
Kick-off: 2:00pm

Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

Referee: Martin Dexter

West Bromwich Albion U21s

Line-up: Daniels; Jones (Gayle 56'), Daniels, O'Neil (Wright 76'), Atkinson; Birch, Howkins; Roofe, Jones, Brunt (Ward 61'); Adil Nabi

Unused substitutes: Rose, Jones

Fulham U21s

Line-up: Oberschmidt; Passley, Grimmer, Buatu-Mananga, Banya; Christensen, Pritchard; Mesca (Della Verde 52'), David, Plumain; Tankovic

Unused substitutes: Brennan, O'Reilly, Islamovic

Manager: Kit Symons

West Bromwich Albion U21s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luke Daniels
  • 2Billy Jones
  • 5Donervon Daniels
  • 6Liam O'Neil
  • 3Wesley Atkinson
  • 8Aaron Birch
  • 4Kyle Howkins
  • 7Kemar Roofe
  • 9Alex Jones
  • 11Chris Brunt
  • 10Adil Nabi
  • 13Jack Rose
  • 12Cameron Gayle
  • 14Callum Jones
  • 12Joe Ward
  • 16Andre Wright
Fulham U21s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Max Oberschmidt
  • 2Joshua Passley
  • 6Jack Grimmer
  • 5Jonathan Buatu-Mananga
  • 3Charles Banya
  • 8Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 4Josh Pritchard
  • 7Mesca
  • 10Chris David
  • 11Ange-Freddy Plumain
  • 9Muamer Tankovic
  • 12Martin Brennan
  • 16Daniel O'Reilly
  • 14Lyle Della Verde
  • 15Dino Islamovic
  • Kit Symons