Friday 5 April 2019, 7:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Baldock (pen) 3'; House 17'; Frost 90'

28' Yellow Card

Tyrese Francois Card was given for a foul

84' Yellow Card

Jerome Opoku Card was given for dissent

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marlon Fossey
Off:Alfie Mawson

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luca De La Torre
Off:Jayden Harris

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nicolas Santos-Clase
Off:Mattias Käit

3' Penalty

Sam Baldock
Assist by Michael Olise

17' Goal

Ben House
Assist by Teddy Howe

90' Goal

Tyler Frost

59' Yellow Card

Ethan Coleman Card was given for a foul

76' Yellow Card

Michael Olise Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tyler Frost
Off:Sam Baldock

74' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Joel Rollinson
Off:Ben House

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Adam Liddle
Off:Ethan Coleman

Two early first half Reading goals, and a late insurance goal, was enough to see them come away with all three points at Craven Cottage on Friday night.

Early Royals Strikes Seal Points

Friday 5 April 2019 19:54

Two quick fire first half goals, and a late insurance goal, was enough to see Reading Under-23s come away with three goals and three points.

Sam Baldock’s early penalty, Ben House’s clever finish and Tyler Frost secured an emphatic win for the visitors. 

Reading flew out of the traps and took the lead from the spot early on. Michael Olise was brought down by Luca Ashby-Hammond and Baldock dispatched emphatically.

The Royals were purring as they doubled their lead after some great work from Teddy Howe. House was there to meet it and slam home.

Neeskens Kebano was heavily involved to create the Young Whites’ best move. Jayden Harris linked well and the winger opened his body to see his shot smothered by Anssi Jaakkola.

Matt O’Riley was pulling the strings and set away Jerome Opoku down the left but the ball got caught under his feet and Reading cleared.

Ashby-Hammond ended with the ball caught in between his feet with Baldock closing in. The striker could only prod onto the post in a lucky escape.

Kebano was keen to make an impression in his first PL2 appearance of the season and it was him jinking inside to force another stop from Jaakkola.

Fulham started the second half with intent and Cody Drameh almost found the far corner with a rasping shot-cum-cross. Mattias Käit then rose highest from a corner to divert a header into the gloves of the Reading ‘keeper.

Olise found a yard after some nice interplay and sat his shot on top of Ashby-Hammond’s net.

Drameh went down holding his head after a nasty collision with the advertising hoardings, thankfully the full back rose to his feet.

Reading secured the three points in the closing stages. Frost, fresh off the bench firing home in a one-on-one situation.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Friday 5 April 2019
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London


Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Jenz, Mawson (Fossey 46'), Opoku, Drameh; Francois, Edun; Kebano, O'Riley, Harris (De La Torre 46'); Käit (Santos-Clase 82')

Unused substitutes: Stahl, McAvoy


Line-up: Jaakola; Howe, Osho, McIntyre, Medford-Smith; Olise, Holmes, Coleman (Liddle 74'); Holsgrove, Baldock (Frost 60'), House (Rollinson 74')

Unused substitutes: Odimayo, Andresson

Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Moritz Jenz
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 6Jerome Opoku
  • 3Cody Drameh
  • 10Tyrese Francois
  • 4Tayo Edun
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Miguel O'Riley
  • 11Jayden Harris
  • 9Mattias Käit
  • 12Toni Stahl
  • 14Marlon Fossey
  • 15Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 16Luca De La Torre
  • 17Connor McAvoy
Reading (4-3-3)
  • 1Anssi Jaakola
  • 2Teddy Howe
  • 5Gabriel Osho
  • 6Tom McIntyre
  • 3Ramani Medford-Smith
  • 7Michael Olise
  • 4Tom Holmes
  • 8Ethan Coleman
  • 10Jordan Holsgrove
  • 9Sam Baldock
  • 11Ben House
  • 12Akin Odimayo
  • 13Jokull Andresson
  • 14Tyler Frost
  • 15Adam Liddle
  • 16Joel Rollinson