Saturday 1 August 2015, 3:00pm at Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Colchester United
0
Fulham FC
Fulham U21s
1
Dembele 29'

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sam Walker
Off:Elliot Parish

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Eastman
Off:Alex Wynter

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dion Sembie-Ferris
Off:Chris Porter

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Curtis
Off:Macauley Bonne

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dan Holman
Off:George Moncur

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Lapslie
Off:Joe Edwards

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tosin Olufemi
Off:Richard Brindley

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cameron James
Off:Frankie Kent

29' Goal

Moussa Dembele
Assist by Matt Smith

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Trialist B
Off:Larnell Cole

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Smile
Off:Emerson Hyndman

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dean O'Halloran
Off:Moussa Dembele

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A strong Fulham XI secured a comfortable pre-season win over Colchester thanks to a fine header from Moussa Dembélé.

A Fulham XI secured a comfortable pre-season win over League One Colchester United thanks to a fine header from Moussa Dembélé. 

Kit Symons sent a strong team to Colchester to ensure the whole squad got minutes as an alternative eleven held Crystal Palace to a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.

The Whites started off brightly, dominating early possession. Half chances fell for Dembélé and Emerson Hyndman, with the latter missing the post by a whisker after being played through by the former. 

Not to be deterred, Fulham kept pressing and on 28 minutes Thomas Eisfeld pounced on a back pass with his attempted chip being cleared off the line. The resulting corner lead to Cameron Burgess smashing a volley off the crossbar. 

From then on, the Whites pressed harder and Jack Grimmer whipped in a superb right footed cross for Moussa Dembélé to powerfully head home past a despairing Elliot Parish. Soon after Eisfeld had a chance to double the lead and Fulham went into the break well on top. 

The Whites began the second half as brightly as they ended the first, as scorching shot from Tunnicliffe skidded past the post. Colchester then stepped up a gear, with right midfielder Dion Sembie-Ferris threatening on a number of occasions. However, despite the continued pressure, Fulham held firm with Colchester failing to really trouble Marek Rodak in goal. 

As the 90 drew closer, the Whites continued to hold firm as Rodak comfortably saved a one-on-one. Matt Smith then spurned a chance after robbing the centre back of possession. Overall a comfortable win for Fulham in the heart of Essex. 

Match Information

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Saturday 1 August 2015
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester

Colchester United

Line-up: Parish (Walker 46'); Brindley (Olufemi 82'), Wynter (Eastman 46'), Kent (James 84'), Vincent-Young; Edwards (Lapslie 72'); Massey, Moncur (Holman 72'), Gilbey, Bonne (Curtis 72'); Porter (Sembie-Ferris 46')

Unused substitutes: Wright, Dunne

Fulham U21s

Line-up: Rodàk; Grimmer, Trialist A, Burgess, Evans; Tunnicliffe, Hyndman (Smile 82'); Cole (Trialist B 72'), Dembele (O'Halloran 84'), Eisfeld; Smith

Unused substitutes: Dawber, Sheckleford, Casasola, Redford

Colchester United (4-1-4-1)
  • 12Elliot Parish
  • 24Richard Brindley
  • 5Alex Wynter
  • 15Frankie Kent
  • 22Kane Vincent-Young
  • 4Joe Edwards
  • 11Gavin Massey
  • 10George Moncur
  • 6Alex Gilbey
  • 19Macauley Bonne
  • 9Chris Porter
Substitutes
  • 1Sam Walker
  • 2Cameron James
  • 7Drey Wright
  • 14Tosin Olufemi
  • 16Dan Holman
  • 17Jack Curtis
  • 18Tom Eastman
  • 20Tom Lapslie
  • 21Dion Sembie-Ferris
  • 26Louis Dunne
Fulham U21s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marek Rodàk
  • 2Jack Grimmer
  • 5Trialist A
  • 6Cameron Burgess
  • 3Jordan Evans
  • 8Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 4Emerson Hyndman
  • 7Larnell Cole
  • 10Moussa Dembele
  • 11Thomas Eisfeld
  • 9Matt Smith
Substitutes
  • 12Andrew Dawber
  • 14Josh Smile
  • 15Ryheem Sheckleford
  • 16Dean O'Halloran
  • 17Tiago Casasola
  • 18Aaron Redford
  • 19Trialist B
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