Saturday 11 August 2018, 1:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Tiehi 8'
Swansea City U18s
Williams 65'

8' Goal

Jean-Piere Tiehi
Assist by Cody Drameh

84' Yellow Card

Harvey Elliott Card was given for a foul

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Terry Ablade
Off:Showkat Tahir

65' Goal

Dan Williams

45'+2 Yellow Card

Ben Erickson Card was given for a foul

An early goal from Jean-Piere Tiehi and a phenomenal assist from Cody Drameh wasn't enough to claim all three points against Swansea in the season opener.

Fulham’s Under-18s drew 1-1 to Swansea City at home on Saturday. The Young Whites couldn’t put the match to bed as the Welsh side came from behind to claim a point.

It was a quiet opening period for both teams, but Fulham turned the ball over in midfield seven minutes in. Sonny Hilton released Fabio Carvalho, he passed out wide to Harvey Elliott and he rattled the right post as a warning.

In less than a minute after that Fulham scored. Cody Drameh casually took a Denis Odoi-esque touch using his back to get past his man, he pulled the ball back to the 6-yard line for Jean-Piere Tiehi to dispatch into the back of the net, making it 1-0. 

A quarter of an hour in and the Young Whites were playing free flowing football all over the park, Tiehi went close to getting on a second, Elliott went near as well.

Five minutes later, Carvalho raced down the right and let loose from the edge of the area, aimed at the near post, it wasn’t a problem for Scott Reed.

Swansea had their first effort at goal in the 24th minute, Shaq Wynter-Coles managed to get past Frank Amekarto and squeeze an effort at Luca Ashby-Hammond. 

The Two Fulham fullbacks, Amekarto and Drameh were causing havoc down both wings. 

Swansea went closest in the 38th minute, from a corner there was a scrambled and a block on the line by Zico Asare, but the Young Whites managed to clear. The Swans got more of a grip of the match as the half wore on, but Fulham had a resurgence just before the break.

Drameh fired on target from a close angle and Amekarto had a shot. Elliott rocketed an effort that was palmed onto the crossbar and just out of danger by the ‘keeper.

Fulham started where they left off, within two minutes both Drameh and Tiehi had strong shots saved by Reed from within the area. 

Fulham would regret not taking their chances to put the game to bed, Swansea found an equaliser in the 65th minute, a corner was swung in, Scott Armsworth did well to hook the ball out of the area.

Williams however, took it on the volley and fired into the right of the net to make it 1-1. 

Swansea were firing from distance when they had chances, Mason Jones-Thomas let fly and Ashby-Hammond had to push the effort over his bar.

10 minutes left in the match, Elliott slipped Tiehi in. Still with a lot to do, the striker cut inside his defender and fired across goal, Reed made a strong save to take a point back to Wales.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 11 August 2018
Kick-off: 1:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Drameh, Asare, Armsworth, Amekarto; Davis, Hilton; Elliott, Carvalho, Tahir (Ablade 58'); Tiehi

Unused substitutes: Wickens, McAvoy, Frei, Warland

Swansea City U18s

Line-up: Reed; Bevan, Evans, Erickson, Jones; Rushehsa, Williams; Wynter-Coles, Gudjohnsen, Jones-Thomas; Al-Hamadi

Unused substitutes: Evans, Shepperd, McKendry, Motruk, Thomas

Fulham U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Cody Drameh
  • 5Zico Asare
  • 6Scott Armsworth
  • 3Frank Amekarto
  • 8Ben Davis
  • 4Sonny Hilton
  • 7Harvey Elliott
  • 10Fabio Carvalho
  • 11Showkat Tahir
  • 9Jean-Piere Tiehi
  • 12George Wickens
  • 14Connor McAvoy
  • 15Elias Frei
  • 16Riley Warland
  • 17Terry Ablade
Swansea City U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Scott Reed
  • 2Ryan Bevan
  • 5Cameron Evans
  • 6Ben Erickson
  • 3Jacob Jones
  • 8Tivonge Rushehsa
  • 4Dan Williams
  • 7Shaq Wynter-Coles
  • 10Arnor Gudjohnsen
  • 11Mason Jones-Thomas
  • 9Ali Al-Hamadi
  • 12Owen Evans
  • 13Nathan Shepperd
  • 14Luke McKendry
  • 15Luke Motruk
  • 16Josh Thomas