Friday 21 August 2015, 7:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U21s
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s
Reid 1'; Ronan 41'; Wallace 80'

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aaron Redford
Off:Adam Taggart

1' Goal

Bradley Reid

41' Goal

Connor Ronan

80' Goal

Jed Wallace

31' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Connor Hunte
Off:Razak Boukari

56' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Donovan Wilson
Off:Bradley Reid

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ben O'Hanlon
Off:Aaron Simpson

Fulham fell to their second straight defeat of the season as they lost 3-0 to Wolves.

Fulham fell to their second straight Barclays U21 Premier League Division Two defeat of the season as they lost 3-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Motspur Park on Friday evening.

Both sides came into the game having lost won one and won one. Bradley Reid and Connor Ronan’s first-half strikes were added to late on when Jed Wallace tapped home from close range to seal the points for the visitors.

Wolves opened the scoring inside the first minute. The ball was played wide to Razak Boukari who cut inside and found Reid. The frontman did the rest from just inside the box as he fired low into the far corner with just 14 seconds on the clock.

Fulham had Ryheem Sheckleford to thank for not being two behind as the defender twice blocked well from Boukari.

But the chances continued to come for the visitors. Reid should have done better from Boukari’s cutback as Marek Rodàk saved well down to his right.

Reid has his third effort of the game inside the first 15 minutes and he thought he’d doubled his side’s lead but Rodàk wonderfully saved his strike that was heading for the top corner.

Midway through the first half the game had to be halted for five minutes as the lively Boukari had to be stretchered off with a serious looking knee injury, Connor Hunte replacing him.

Wanderers doubled their advantage just before the break. Ronan controlled well and slotted under Rodàk after excellent work from Wallace down the right-hand side.

The Whites had to wait until the hour mark for their first effort on target. It fell to Josh Smile and he produced a stunning volley from 30 yards, but Jonathan Flatt was equal to it and tipped over for a corner.

Smile tried his luck just five minutes later and was unlucky not to get his side back in game. His long-range shot flew inches over the bar. Despite a good second-half spell from Fulham they were punished 10 minutes from time. Substitute Hunte did well down the left and cut the ball back for Wallace, who tapped home to give Wolves a 3-0 lead.

Larnell Cole nearly grabbed a consolation for Fulham five minutes from time but again Flatt was there to deny the hosts with a stunning one-handed save.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U21 Premier League Division 2

Date: Friday 21 August 2015
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey
Attendance: 145

Fulham U21s

Line-up: Rodak; Sheckleford, Elworthy, Burgess, Evans; Smile, Hyndman; O'Halloran, Cole, Kait; Taggart (Redford 46')

Unused substitutes: Dawber, Davies, Humphrys, Walker

Manager: Peter Grant

Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s

Line-up: Flatt; Simpson (O'Hanlon 61'), Upton, Carter, Deslandes; Saville, Rowe; Wallace, Ronan, Boukari (Hunte 31'); Reid (Wilson 56')

Unused substitutes: Burgoyne, Weeks

Fulham U21s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marek Rodak
  • 2Ryheem Sheckleford
  • 5Shane Elworthy
  • 6Cameron Burgess
  • 3Jordan Evans
  • 8Josh Smile
  • 4Emerson Hyndman
  • 7Dean O'Halloran
  • 10Larnell Cole
  • 11Mattias Kait
  • 9Adam Taggart
  • 12Andrew Dawber
  • 14Aron Davies
  • 15Aaron Redford
  • 16Stephen Humphrys
  • 17Josh Walker
  • Peter Grant
Wolverhampton Wanderers U21s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Jonathan Flatt
  • 2Aaron Simpson
  • 5Regan Upton
  • 6Ashley Carter
  • 3Sylvain Deslandes
  • 8George Saville
  • 4Tommy Rowe
  • 7Jed Wallace
  • 10Connor Ronan
  • 11Razak Boukari
  • 9Bradley Reid
  • 12Ben O'Hanlon
  • 13Harry Burgoyne
  • 14Declan Weeks
  • 15Connor Hunte
  • 16Donovan Wilson