Monday 26 August 2019, 7:00pm at Leek Town FC, Staffordshire
Stoke City
Stoke City
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Abraham 58'

65' Yellow Card

Ryan Corrigan Card was given for a foul

20' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Scott Wara
Off:Tre Pemberton

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ethon Varian
Off:Ash Kigbu

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Patrick Jarett
Off:Oliver Shenton

58' Goal

Timmy Abraham
Assist by Ryan De Havilland

30' Yellow Card

Cody Drameh Card was given for a foul

41' Yellow Card

Jerome Opoku Card was given for a foul

60' Yellow Card

Timmy Abraham Card was given for a foul

72' Yellow Card

Martell Taylor-Crossdale Card was given for a foul

22' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Timmy Abraham
Off:Cameron Thompson

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Fulham Under-23s registered their first win of the PL2 season with a win over Stoke City on Bank Holiday Monday.

Abraham Seals First Win

Monday 26 August 2019 21:03

Main Action:

Fulham Under-23s registered their first win of the PL2 season with a win over Stoke City on Bank Holiday Monday. 

Martell Taylor-Crossdale was presented with the first golden opportunity early on after Cameron Thompson’s lofted pass, but his half volley went straight into the arms of the senior goalkeeper Adam Davies.

Thompson’s evening was premature as he limped off with a quad strain, replaced by Timmy Abraham.

Stoke were keen to dictate the play and had large parts of the ball without threatening the Fulham defence. Luca Ashby-Hammond was forced to make a smart save but the linesman’s flag was already raised.

Taylor-Crossdale went close on the break again. Sonny Hilton expertly broke up the play to feed the front man who blazed his shot over the bar.

Substitute Abraham was lurking at the far post to give Fulham the opener. Ryan De Havilland and Taylor-Crossdale combined well to find the frontman who finished calmly.

Abraham continued to look a menace on the break as Hilton chipped a ball into his path. The striker raced onto the pass, but Davies stood tall to make the save.  

Another slick move which Stoke struggled to deal with - this time ending with Nicolas Santos-Clase snatching at a first time shot.

Davies was called into action again as Taylor-Crossdale sent a stinging shot which was kept out with one arm in an unorthodox manner.

Ashby-Hammond’s first test of the evening came from substitute Patrick Jarrett. The wide man attempted to curl one which the stopper plucked from the sky with ease.

What That Means:

With the win, Fulham move into ninth and have a one-point disadvantage to tonight’s opponents in fifth. 

Notable Talking Points:

  • Ryan De Havilland and Sonny Hilton stepped into the vacant midfield slots following their move from the Under-18s.
  • Abraham opened his scoring account for the season with a strike on 58 minutes.
  • The lads completed their first shut-out of the season with a well-organised performance in Leek.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Monday 26 August 2019
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Leek Town FC, Staffordshire

Stoke City

Line-up: Davies; Pemberton (Wara 20'), McJannet, Kigbu (Varian 77'), Corrigan; Forrester; Dunwoody, Sorensen, Shenton (Jarett 85'), Jarvis; Sankoh

Unused substitutes: Nnanoukeu, Macari

Fulham

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Drameh, Asare, Opoku, Mundle-Smith; Hilton, De Havilland; Harris, Thompson (Abraham 22'), Santos-Clase; Taylor-Crossdale

Unused substitutes: Wickens, Ablade, Tricker

Stoke City (4-1-4-1)
  • 1Adam Davies
  • 2Tre Pemberton
  • 5Cameron McJannet
  • 6Ash Kigbu
  • 3Ryan Corrigan
  • 4Will Forrester
  • 7Jake Dunwoody
  • 8Lasse Sorensen
  • 10Oliver Shenton
  • 11Dan Jarvis
  • 9Mohamed Sankoh
Substitutes
  • 12Scott Wara
  • 13Blondy Nnanoukeu
  • 14Lewis Macari
  • 15Ethon Varian
  • 16Patrick Jarett
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Cody Drameh
  • 5Zico Asare
  • 6Jerome Opoku
  • 3Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 8Sonny Hilton
  • 4Ryan De Havilland
  • 7Jayden Harris
  • 10Cameron Thompson
  • 11Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 9Martell Taylor-Crossdale
Substitutes
  • 12George Wickens
  • 14Terry Ablade
  • 15Ben Tricker
  • 16Timmy Abraham
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