Monday 11 February 2019, 7:00pm at Jobserve Community Stadium, Colchester
Colchester United
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
5
Santos-Clase 16', 77'; Drameh 65'; O'Riley 84'; Käit 87'

50' Yellow Card

Percy Kiangebeni Card was given for a foul

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andre Hasanally
Off:Percy Kiangebeni

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Noah Chilvers
Off:Ollie Sims

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Callum Anderson
Off:Dean Ager

16' Goal

Nicolas Santos-Clase
Assist by Matt O'Riley

65' Goal

Cody Drameh
Assist by Mattias Käit

77' Goal

Nicolas Santos-Clase
Assist by Matt O'Riley

84' Goal

Matt O'Riley
Assist by Mattias Käit

87' Goal

Mattias Käit

15' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Tayo Edun
Off:Cameron Thompson

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Kelly
Off:Nicolas Santos-Clase

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Zico Asare
Off:Steven Sessegnon

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Fulham Under-23s matched the scoreline in which they beat Colchester Under-23s back at Craven Cottage, putting five past the U’s on Monday night.

Fulham Put Five Past U's Again

Monday 11 February 2019 21:03

Fulham Under-23s matched the scoreline in which we beat Colchester Under-23s back at Craven Cottage, putting five past the U’s on Monday night.

Nicolas Santos-Clase’s double along with Matt O’Riley, Mattias Käit and Cody Drameh goals made for an emphatic reading in Essex.

The two 1-0 PL2 defeats seemed like a distant memory as the Under-23s switched their attention to the PL Cup. The midfield acting as a metronome, as they usually do, dictating the play from their Professional Development League South counterparts.

The first chance came after some slick work from Tyrese Francois. The midfielder pulled a cross back along the six-yard line that somehow missed those waiting.

The opener came shortly after Cameron Thompson limped off with an injury. Matt O’Riley sliced open the defence to release Santos-Clase whose deflected shot spun over Ethan Ross.

Colchester were aiming to play on the break and Percy Kiangebeni came close with a turn and shot which trickled wide. Francois tried an outrageous piece of skill to round Ross, but the stopper did well to gather on the second attempt.

Luca Ashby-Hammond was forced into a stop deep into injury time at the end of the first. Ken Charles’ near post strike was comfortably beaten behind.

The open ground in Colchester meant the chilling evening grew stronger. The hosts upped their tempo to try and salvage something from it, but the Young Whites held firm in the early exchanges. Louis Dunne tested Ashby-Hammond from range – but nothing yet seriously troubled the keeper.

The U’s were enjoying their best spell of the game. Dean Ager cut inside and had Ashby-Hammond worried – the ball drifted harmlessly wide.

The game was put further out of the reach of the spirited U’s when Cody Drameh got in on the act. Mattias Käit timed his run to perfection and pulled one back for the full back who calmly slotted one into the corner.

The Young Whites took a strangle hold on the game and made it three with just under quarter of an hour to play. O’Riley found Santos-Clase again and this time a clever finish under Ross resulted - with no deflection involved.

All due credit to the hosts, they persisted to find a route back into the game. Sub Noah Chilvers twisted down the right and delivered a dangerous cross which Steven Sessegnon happily turned behind.

The playmaker turned provider when Käit sent another cut-back in the direction of O’Riley who scooped a deserved goal into the corner.

Käit turned the game into a rout as he seized on a loose pass and slammed into the corner and finished the game on a high.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League Cup

Date: Monday 11 February 2019
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Jobserve Community Stadium, Colchester

Colchester United

Line-up: Ross; Bakary, Kensdale, Agboola, Clampin; Ager (Anderson 85'), Wright, Dunne, Sims (Chilvers 64'); Kiangebeni (Hasanally 63'); Charles

Unused substitutes: Coulter, Cracknell

Fulham

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Sessegnon (Asare 85'), Jenz, Opoku, Drameh; Francois, Käit; Harris, O'Riley, Santos-Clase (Kelly 85'); Thompson (Edun 15')

Unused substitutes: Wickens

Colchester United (4-4-1-1)
  • 29Ethan Ross
  • 2Richard Bakary
  • 5Ollie Kensdale
  • 6David Agboola
  • 3Ryan Clampin
  • 7Dean Ager
  • 4Diaz Wright
  • 8Louis Dunne
  • 11Ollie Sims
  • 10Percy Kiangebeni
  • 9Ken Charles
Substitutes
  • 1Callum Coulter
  • 14Noah Chilvers
  • 15Callum Anderson
  • 16Billy Cracknell
  • 17Andre Hasanally
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Steven Sessegnon
  • 5Moritz Jenz
  • 6Jerome Opoku
  • 3Cody Drameh
  • 8Tyrese Francois
  • 4Mattias Käit
  • 7Jayden Harris
  • 10Matt O'Riley
  • 11Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 9Cameron Thompson
Substitutes
  • 12George Wickens
  • 14Tayo Edun
  • 15Chris Kelly
  • 16Zico Asare