Saturday 29 September 2018, 11:00am at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Abraham 8'
Everton U18s
Simms 67'; Gordon (pen) 89'

8' Goal

Timmy Abraham
Assist by Sonny Hilton

46' Yellow Card

Timmy Abraham Card was given for a handball

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Riley Warland
Off:Eric Kenko

67' Goal

Ellis Simms
Assist by Mike Collins

89' Penalty

Anthony Gordon

41' Yellow Card

Eina Iverson Card was given for a foul

81' Yellow Card

Bobby Carroll Card was given for a foul

83' Yellow Card

Ryan Astley Card was given for a foul

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Elliot Richards
Off:Pav Zuk

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Reus Husus
Off:Korede Adedoyin

Timmy Abraham's opener was cancelled out by two second half strikes as Fulham fell to defeat in the Premier League Cup.

Everton Complete Comeback

Saturday 29 September 2018 13:06

Fulham’s Under-18s were narrowly beaten 2-1 by a strong Everton team on Saturday morning at Motspur Park in the Premier League Cup.

Timmy Abraham had given Fulham an early lead but Ellis Simms’ header and Anthony Gordon’s penalty completed a comeback for The Toffees.

The Young Whites seemed un-phased by the challenge that Everton would pose in the early stages. Ben Davis and Eric Kenko saw plenty of the ball, forcing Everton deep into their own half.

Abraham finished off a sweeping move on eight minutes. Harvey Elliott and Sonny Hilton combined superbly to lay the ball into the big striker, he made no mistake, planting the ball into the corner.

Bobby Carroll looked to respond for the visitors moments later, firing a shot over Toni Stahl’s bar from the edge of the box. Ellis Simms could and should have equalised two minutes later. The striker was slipped through on goal but he slipped upon shot, making an easy stop for Stahl.

Abraham thought he had doubled the lead when another good move down the left allowed Sylvester Japser to reverse a pass back to him. The striker was adjudged offside upon another clinical finish.

Everton were incensed they weren’t awarded a penalty on half an hour. Simms went down under a Cover challenge, but nothing doing. Anthony Gordon then had Stahl worried when his dipping shot sat on the roof of the net, but The Toffees still had no joy breaching the Fulham defence.

Gordon wasted a huge chance before the break, he curled his effort wide from ten yards, a let-off for the Young Whites. However, Fulham held their lead into the break and went in ahead.

Hilton capitalised on a mix-up in the Everton defence early into the second half. Harry Tyrer was forced to react smartly and push the midfielder’s shot behind for a corner.

Everton quickly showed their class and pedigree, reinforcing the fact they have a one hundred percent record in the North section. Their finishing remained wasteful, which the Whites stood firm to.

Iverson rattled the post with a side footed shot from a central area, which had Stahl scrambling across his goal.

The pressure told from a set-piece and the physicality came in. Mike Collins won a header at the back post and Simms was able to nod home off the crossbar.

The hosts continued to repel Everton’s attacks as they saw more of the ball, pushing Fulham deep into their half. Elliott looked bright when he was able to get on the ball. Substitute Husus stepped into a free kick and curled it onto the bar as Everton grew into their stride looking for the winner.

Fulham looked stronger as the half wore on, Jasper was keen to impress after his new contract and was heavily involved in everything the Young Whites did. Elliott had a sniff of goal from Abraham’s touch, but Joe Anderson took it off his toes.

Riley Warland presented Everton with a chance to win the game late-on, Carroll’s dummy deceived the left back and he brought the winger down in the box. Gordon’s penalty sent Stahl the wrong way, completing the turnaround.

Fulham huffed and puffed at the Everton goal, but the visitors held on to maintain their one hundred percent record. The result means Fulham will need to win their next Cup group game at Arsenal to have any chance of qualifying.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League Cup

Date: Saturday 29 September 2018
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Stahl; Drameh, McAvoy, Asare, Kenko (Warland 71'), Cover; Elliott, Davis, Hilton, Jasper; Abraham

Unused substitutes: Wickens, Armsworth, Frei, Page

Everton U18s

Line-up: Tyrer; Zuk (Richards 73'), Astley, Warren, Collins; Adedoyin (Husus 73'), Anderson, Iverson, Gordon; Carroll, Simms

Unused substitutes: Barrett, Quirk, McKeown

Fulham U18s (5-4-1)
  • 1Toni Stahl
  • 2Cody Drameh
  • 6Connor McAvoy
  • 5Zico Asare
  • 4Eric Kenko
  • 3Tristan Cover
  • 7Harvey Elliott
  • 8Ben Davis
  • 10Sonny Hilton
  • 11Sylvester Jasper
  • 9Timmy Abraham
  • 12George Wickens
  • 14Scott Armsworth
  • 15Riley Warland
  • 16Elias Frei
  • 17Jonathon Page
Everton U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1Harry Tyrer
  • 2Pav Zuk
  • 5Ryan Astley
  • 6Tom Warren
  • 3Mike Collins
  • 7Korede Adedoyin
  • 4Joe Anderson
  • 8Eina Iverson
  • 11Anthony Gordon
  • 10Bobby Carroll
  • 9Ellis Simms
  • 12Jack Barrett
  • 14Reus Husus
  • 15Elliot Richards
  • 16Seb Quirk
  • 17Barney McKeown