Saturday 24 August 2019, 11:00am at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Stansfield 60'; Biereth 90'+4
Reading U18s

60' Goal

Jay Stansfield
Assist by Fabio Carvalho

90'+4 Goal

Mika Biereth
Assist by Terry Ablade

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Terry Ablade
Off:Jean-Pierre Tiehi

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mika Biereth
Off:Jay Stansfield

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Idris Odutayo
Off:Stefan Parkes

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lynford Sackey
Off:Pedro Neves

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Malachi Talent-Areeytey
Off:Kian Leavy

Fulham Under-18s continued their unbeaten start to the season with a win over Reading at Motspur Park on Saturday morning.

Fulham Stretch Unbeaten Start

Saturday 24 August 2019 13:31

Main Action:

Fulham Under-18s continued their unbeaten start to the season with a win over Reading at Motspur Park on Saturday morning. 

A tightly contested match needed hotshot Jay Stansfield’s clever header and a Mika Biereth finish to secure the three points in the second half.

Both teams started with an assessment of each other which led to a few loose passes. George Wickens started the first meaningful attack with a pinpoint kick from his hands which almost presented Stansfield with his first sight on goal.

Reading beat the aggressive press that Fulham had deployed for the first time and Oliver Pendlebury saw a half volley deflected wide. At the other end, Sylvester Jasper broke down the left to deliver an enticing cross for Jean-Pierre Tiehi. His header was on the up and scraped the crossbar on its way over.

Tiehi found the ball at his feet again after a Connor McAvoy flick on which nestled into the arms of Harvey Collins. The Royals’ technical players continued to cause bother as Pedro Neves bent one narrowly wide.

Tiehi then grew further closer as he struck the outside of the post with Collins beaten. The teams went in at the break with a score line that was familiar to the visitors this season – a draw.

The powerful Frenchman Tiehi continued to create opportunities into the second period as he skied a shot from an acute angle from Jasper’s pass.

The breakthrough came on the stroke of the hour mark. Stansfield continued his fine form since joining from Exeter, glancing a header into the corner from an inviting Fabio Carvalho cross.

Wickens was called into action for the first time from a towering header from Nelson Abbey. The stopper held the ball securely to run down the clock. The dying seconds saw a blistering turn of pace from substitute Terry Ablade. He put the burners on to square the pass to fellow sub Biereth to open his account for the season.

What That Means:

Fulham continue their excellent start to the season, picking up seven points from a possible nine. In the process, they’ve notched up nine goals from those three games. 

Notable Talking Points:

  • Biereth opened his scoring account for the Under-18s with a finish in the dying embers to kill the game off.
  • Stansfield continued his fine finishing form and has now scored in every game this season.
  • The Under-18s are yet to concede at Motspur Park this season.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 24 August 2019
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Wickens; D'Auria-Henry, McAvoy, Murphy, Parkes (Odutayo 90'); Pajaziti, Page; Carvalho, Jasper, Tiehi (Ablade 75'); Stansfield (Biereth 87')

Unused substitutes: Chisholm, Bowat

Reading U18s

Line-up: Collins; Hamilton, Abbey, Dorsett, Samuels; Neves (Sackey 75'), Pendlebury, Leavy (Talent-Areeytey 75'); Osario, Melvin-Lambert, Bristow

Unused substitutes: Stickland, Rowely, Clarke

Fulham U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1George Wickens
  • 2Luciano D'Auria-Henry
  • 5Connor McAvoy
  • 6Luca Murphy
  • 3Stefan Parkes
  • 8Adrion Pajaziti
  • 4Jonathon Page
  • 7Fabio Carvalho
  • 10Sylvester Jasper
  • 11Jean-Pierre Tiehi
  • 9Jay Stansfield
  • 12Mac Chisholm
  • 14Ibane Bowat
  • 15Mika Biereth
  • 16Idris Odutayo
  • 17Terry Ablade
Reading U18s (4-3-3)
  • 1Harvey Collins
  • 2Jordan Hamilton
  • 5Nelson Abbey
  • 6Jeriel Dorsett
  • 3Imari Samuels
  • 7Pedro Neves
  • 4Oliver Pendlebury
  • 8Kian Leavy
  • 10Claudio Osario
  • 9Nahum Melvin-Lambert
  • 11Ethan Bristow
  • 12Michael Stickland
  • 13Matt Rowely
  • 14Malachi Talent-Areeytey
  • 15Lynford Sackey
  • 16Jahmari Clarke