Saturday 21 April 2018, 11:00am at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Abraham 29'
West Ham United U18s

29' Goal

Timmy Abraham

68' Red Card

Timmy Abraham Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jonathan Page
Off:Showkat Tahir

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cameron Antwi
Off:Ben Davis

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Emmanuel Longelo
Off:Anouar El-Mhassani

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Keeran Rolen
Off:Louis Watson

Timmy Abraham scored the only goal before receiving a straight red in the final match of the season.

Fulham’s Under-18s ran out 1-0 winners against West Ham United in their final match of the season on Saturday morning at Motspur Park.

Timmy Abraham scored the only goal of the match in the first half, before receiving a straight red card in the 68th minute.

Fulham had the first potent attack of the match in the fourth minute. Showkat Tahir drove across midfield and was fouled, the ref waved play on and Sonny Hilton carved open the West Ham defence with a cutting through ball. 

Cody Drameh received the pass on the right wing and drilled through the box, Abraham just couldn’t steer the ball into the net.

Luca Ashby-Hammond was then forced to make a strong save at his top left corner, denying Luis Watson’s effort from outside the area. 

A quarter of an hour into the match and Abraham should have opened for the Young Whites. The ball was put on a plate for the striker but he couldn’t get his feet sorted and West Ham managed to recover. 

Fulham made the breakthrough in the 29th minute, Jasper took the right back on in a one-on-one down the left wing and beat his man.

Jasper fired a ball across goal and found Abraham at the back post who tapped in to make it 1-0.

Fulham continued to dominate the rest of the half, Abraham had a half chance in the 41st minute after Drameh put in a teasing early ball. However, two minutes later he was slipped in for a one-on-one with the keeper but fired straight at him.

In the second half it was the Irons who got the first shot off. From outside the area, Will Coreenidge tested Ashby-Hammond with a curling shot but it was well within reach for the ‘keeper.

Jonathan Page came on in the 60th minute and almost made an instant impact. His first touch was a through ball that slipped Abraham through on goal.

The striker’s feet were clipped but he carried on and shot across goal, missing the left post by the smallest of margins.

In the 68th minute the Young Whites were facing a battle to keep the lead. Abraham received a red card for his part in an altercation with one of the West Ham defenders, leaving his team mates unnecessarily down to 10 men.

With 20 minutes on the clock Ashby-Hammond became busier, making an important save at his near post.

In the final moments of the match West Ham should have snatched a point. Odyseseas Spryridis lost his marker and in front of goal skied his effort over the bar. 

The Young Whites finished off their season as they started it, with three points over London rivals.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 21 April 2018
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Drameh, Asare, Armsworth, Martin; Davis (Antwi 89'), Hilton; Tahir (Page 60'), De Havilland, Jasper; Abraham

Unused substitutes: Wickens

West Ham United U18s

Line-up: Anang; Coreenidge, Mingi, Dalipi, Wilson-Esbrand; Rosa, Belic; El-Mhassani (Longelo 46'), Watson (Rolen 69'), Adarkna; Spyridis

Unused substitutes: Oroncha, Sanneh, Parkes

Fulham U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Cody Drameh
  • 5Zico Asare
  • 6Scott Armsworth
  • 3Dan Martin
  • 8Ben Davis
  • 4Sonny Hilton
  • 7Showkat Tahir
  • 10Ryan De Havilland
  • 11Sylvester Jasper
  • 9Timmy Abraham
  • 12Jonathan Page
  • 13George Wickens
  • 14Cameron Antwi
West Ham United U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Joseph Anang
  • 2Will Coreenidge
  • 5Jay Mingi
  • 6Kevin Dalipi
  • 3Josh Wilson-Esbrand
  • 8Bernardo Rosa
  • 4Kristan Belic
  • 7Anouar El-Mhassani
  • 10Louis Watson
  • 11Sean Adarkna
  • 9Odyseseas Spyridis
  • 12Josh Oroncha
  • 13Serine Sanneh
  • 14Keeran Rolen
  • 15Veron Parkes
  • 16Emmanuel Longelo