Saturday 22 September 2018, 12:00pm at The Leicester City Training Ground, Leicester
Leicester City U18s
Thomas 24'; Myring 63'; A-John 90'
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Warland 66'

24' Goal

Luke Thomas
Assist by Liam Loughlin

63' Goal

Harrison Myring
Assist by Terrel Pennant

90' Goal

Dempsey A-John

74' Yellow Card

Dennis Gyamfi Card was given for diving

77' Yellow Card

Ed Elewa-Ikpakwu Card was given for a foul

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dempsey A-John
Off:Harrison Myring

90'+5 Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Oliver Bosworth
Off:Jakub Stolarczyk

66' Goal

Riley Warland

42' Yellow Card

Sonny Hilton Card was given for a foul

48' Yellow Card

Scott Armsworth Card was given for a foul

81' Yellow Card

Cameron Antwi Card was given for a foul

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ollie Sanderson
Off:Elias Frei

Riley Warland's stunner was merely a consolation as the Young Whites lost 3-1 away at Leicester City.

Warland's Stunner Merely A Consolation

Saturday 22 September 2018 14:50

Fulham Under-18s slumped to a 3-1 defeat away at Leicester City’s Under-18s on Saturday.

A stunner from Riley Warland acted as a mere consolation when the Young Whites were already two goals behind. The Foxes killed the game late on to put any hope of a recovery beyond doubt.

The first dangerous attack came from the hosts after two minutes. A looping cross was sent into the box and George Wickens was caught underneath the ball, Terrel Pennant was waiting at the back, only for him to let fly over the bar.

The Young Whites relaxed quickly into the game, keeping the ball well for the most part. Warland linked up well with Timmy Abraham, his lay-off allowed Sylvester Jasper to get a strike off which deflected inches wide.

The goal came against the run of play on 24 minutes. Luke Thomas opened the scoring for the hosts after he was slipped inside by a nice through ball, he drove his finish into the far corner past Wickens from a tight angle.

Leicester grew into the game from there and begun to stamp their authority on the match. The drizzle added to the slick conditions as the hosts increased in stubbornness defensively. Fulham has no joy with balls into the channels against the physical presence of the Leicester centre halves, who gobbled up long passes.

Zico Asare provided a commanding headed clearance from a corner, only for Shane Flynn to return it with a crashing low drive off the post. Wickens was called into action again just before the whistle, Harrison Myring cut inside and looked to bend one into the corner, but the ‘keeper was equal to it.

The chess-match continued into the break, where the Whites took in a 1-0 deficit in a half of few chances.

Scott Armsworth brought down Myring as he bared down on goal just outside the area three minutes into the half, but the defender was only shown a yellow card.

Myring was involved again ten minutes later when he robbed Asare. Flynn’s cross was met on the bounce by Sidnei Tavares and the effort ricocheted over.

The lead was doubled just after an hour. Pennant robbed Antwi in a dangerous position and Myring was well placed to fire in low off the post. Fulham continued to dominate the ball, but the clinical edge continued to elude them.

Warland emphatically took it upon himself to half the lead a few moments later. A clearance was seized upon 25-yards out, and with little back-lift he arrowed one into the top corner. The goal buoyed the Young Whites, in which the possession pushed Leicester further into their own territory.

Tristan Cover met a Warland cross on the run, but he couldn’t direct his volley on target. Jasper collected a deflected cross and attempted to curl one from in-to-out. Jakub Stolarczyk did well to hold his shot, with Timmy Abraham ready to pounce on the rebound.

Leicester attempted to kill the game as Fulham chased the game. Pennant’s crisp strike was pushed behind by Wickens and Ed Elewa-Ikpakwu ballooned over the resulting corner from six yards.

Armsworth lost the ball perilously in his own half, substitute Dempsey A-John rounded Wickens and made no mistake with the goal at his mercy.

Fulham couldn’t get another foothold in the game despite a couple of late opportunities deep into added time.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 22 September 2018
Kick-off: 12:00pm

Venue: The Leicester City Training Ground, Leicester

Leicester City U18s

Line-up: Stolarczyk (Bosworth 90'); Gyamfi, Barrett, Husek, Thomas; Pennant, Elewa-Ikpakwu, Loughlin, Flynn; Tavares, Myring (A-John 90')

Unused substitutes: Kranthove, James, Gyamfi

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Wickens; McAvoy, Asare, Armsworth, Warland; Antwi, Hilton; Frei (Sanderson 63'), Jasper, Cover; Abraham

Unused substitutes: Page, Lanquedoc

Leicester City U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1Jakub Stolarczyk
  • 2Dennis Gyamfi
  • 5Connor Barrett
  • 6Lukas Husek
  • 3Luke Thomas
  • 7Terrel Pennant
  • 4Ed Elewa-Ikpakwu
  • 8Liam Loughlin
  • 11Shane Flynn
  • 10Sidnei Tavares
  • 9Harrison Myring
  • 12Justin Kranthove
  • 13Oliver Bosworth
  • 14Leon James
  • 15Johnson Gyamfi
  • 16Dempsey A-John
Fulham U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1George Wickens
  • 2Connor McAvoy
  • 5Zico Asare
  • 6Scott Armsworth
  • 3Riley Warland
  • 8Cameron Antwi
  • 4Sonny Hilton
  • 7Elias Frei
  • 10Sylvester Jasper
  • 11Tristan Cover
  • 9Timmy Abraham
  • 14Jonathon Page
  • 15Imani Lanquedoc
  • 16Ollie Sanderson