Saturday 5 January 2019, 12:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Jasper 56', 78'; Ablade 88'
Aston Villa U18s
Patterson 48'; Tait 61', 73'

56' Goal

Sylvester Jasper
Assist by Ryan De Havilland

78' Goal

Sylvester Jasper
Assist by Fabio Carvalho

88' Goal

Terry Ablade
Assist by Sylvester Jasper

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Terry Ablade
Off:Timmy Abraham

48' Goal

Ethan Patterson
Assist by Ben Guy

61' Goal

Michael Tait
Assist by Myles Sohna

73' Goal

Michael Tait
Assist by Myles Sohna

48' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Myles Sohna
Off:Brad Burton

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aaron Pressley
Off:Cam Archer

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tyreik Wright
Off:Colin Odutayo

A manic second half at Motspur Park saw a six-goal thriller, with the points shared on Saturday afternoon against Aston Villa.

Jasper's Brilliance Inspires Thrilling Game

Saturday 5 January 2019 14:04

A manic second half at Motspur Park saw a six-goal thriller, with the points shared on Saturday afternoon against Aston Villa.

Sylvester Jasper’s brilliance clawed the Young Whites back into the game with a stunning double as sub Ablade’s finish completed a comeback from 3-1 down.

Fulham set the tempo early on and dictated the pace in which the game was played at. Fabio Carvalho and Sylvester Jasper were working in tandem with Timmy Abraham to create a few gaps in the back line.

Carvalho fed off a knock down and made a menacing break at the Villa defence – his slide pass into Jasper was seen off for a goal kick. The pair then combined again, this time with the former forcing Sam Lomax into a stop at his near post.

More controlled possession led to Villa tiring. A lovely move down the left ended with Tristan Cover’s cross being met by Abraham, the shot well blocked behind. Insistent pressure continued in the one-way traffic.

Ryan De Havilland won a couple of challenges and pulled it wide for Harvey Elliott. The winger jinked inside and struck firmly into the arms of Lomax.

Villa’s first chance came from some hesitancy form a corner. Luca Ashby-Hammond couldn’t fully claim the ball and Luke Ige sliced the rebound high and wide.

The England Youth Internationals were at the heart of things again. Carvalho playing fluid football with those around him and striking narrowly over the bar just before the break.

The set plays that Villa had been looking most threatening from paid off. Ethan Patterson rose highest to plant a header into the bottom corner.

Another couple of chances fell to Carvalho as the Young Whites patiently played around the edge of the Villa box.

The scores were deservedly level ten minutes later. De Havilland’s pass enabled Sylvester Jasper to run at his man – he angled the opening and sent one soaring into the top corner.

Despite the pressure applied, Villa re-gained the lead. Michael Tait beat Ashby-Hammond with a low drive courtesy of Myles Sohna’s raking pass.

Sonny Hilton’s effort from distance had Lomax worried as he could only beat it out in front of him. Abraham couldn’t capitalise on the rebound.

The missed chances came back to haunt Fulham as sub Sohna got in again down the left to allow Tait to bundle home on the line. Hilton nearly responded immediately if it weren’t for a stunning stop by Lomax to claw it away.

The game was made interesting again courtesy of another Jasper special. The wide man cut inside and drilled one into the corner. The never die attitude from the Young Whites continued. Jasper was denied by a strong Lomax hand, but Ablade gobbled up the rebound fresh off the bench.

Moments later Carvalho could have won it as he dragged his shot wide at the near post with both teams chasing the game. Ashby-Hammond was called into action to push away a Tait shot deep into added time but that was the last action in a manic second period.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 5 January 2019
Kick-off: 12:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Asare, McAvoy, Armsworth, Cover; Hilton, De Havilland; Elliott, Carvalho, Jasper; Abraham (Ablade 75')

Unused substitutes: Wickens, Frei, Warland, Page

Aston Villa U18s

Line-up: Lomax; Burton (Sohna 48'), Ige, Patterson, McConnachie; Guy, Sohna; Farr, Tait, Odutayo (Wright 67'); Archer (Pressley 62')

Unused substitutes: Onodi, Ramsey

Fulham U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Zico Asare
  • 5Connor McAvoy
  • 6Scott Armsworth
  • 3Tristan Cover
  • 8Sonny Hilton
  • 4Ryan De Havilland
  • 7Harvey Elliott
  • 10Fabio Carvalho
  • 11Sylvester Jasper
  • 9Timmy Abraham
  • 12George Wickens
  • 14Elias Frei
  • 15Riley Warland
  • 16Jonathon Page
  • 17Terry Ablade
Aston Villa U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Sam Lomax
  • 2Brad Burton
  • 5Luke Ige
  • 6Ethan Patterson
  • 3Charlie McConnachie
  • 8Ben Guy
  • 4Harrison Sohna
  • 7Charlie Farr
  • 10Michael Tait
  • 11Colin Odutayo
  • 9Cam Archer
  • 12Aaron Pressley
  • 13Akos Onodi
  • 14Myles Sohna
  • 15Aaron Ramsey
  • 16Tyreik Wright