Saturday 14 September 2019, 11:00am at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
Jasper 12', 70'; Ablade 14'; Carvalho 74'; Biereth 86'
Southampton U18s
Turner 54'

12' Goal

Sylvester Jasper
Assist by Terry Ablade

14' Goal

Terry Ablade
Assist by Sylvester Jasper

70' Goal

Sylvester Jasper
Assist by Jay Stansfield

74' Goal

Fabio Carvalho

86' Goal

Mika Biereth
Assist by Jean-Pierre Tiehi

82' Yellow Card

Mika Biereth Card shown to player for time wasting

65' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Idris Odutayo
Off:Stefan Parkes

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mika Biereth
Off:Terry Ablade

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jean-Pierre Tiehi
Off:Jay Stansfield

54' Goal

Jack Turner

64' Yellow Card

Callum Watts Card was given for a foul

82' Yellow Card

Ryan Cluett Card was given for a foul

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Callum Watts
Off:Caleb Watts

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Roland Idowu
Off:Kazeem Olaigbe

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sam Bellis
Off:Jayden Smith

The Under-18s continued their scintillating form in front of goal to move top of the Premier League South after dispatching Southampton for five on Saturday morning.

Fulham Move Top With Free-Scoring Win

Saturday 14 September 2019 13:50

Main Action:

The Under-18s continued their scintillating form in front of goal to move top of the Premier League South after dispatching Southampton for five on Saturday morning. 

Sylvester Jasper’s brace, Fabio Carvalho, Terry Ablade and Mika Biereth rubber stamped an emphatic performance to put their visitors to the sword.

Fabio Carvalho instantly clicked into gear after Adrion Pajaziti won the ball high. He was slid in by Jasper to force a smart save from Olly Wright. 

The breakthrough came from another man in form. Ablade put the burners on in the channel to square for Jasper who provided a two-touch finish.

The same combination, this time reversed. Jasper turned provider and poked a through ball into Ablade who was never likely to be caught. His composed finish had Fulham in control after quarter of an hour.

Jasper’s trickery again posed a real threat as Wright was forced to sprawl across at full extent to push away his strong curler. The potent front three continued to be a menace as Jay Stansfield found Ablade who forced wright to tip around the corner. From the resulting corner, a training ground routine found Jonathon Page, but he couldn’t get over his header.

The Saints grew into the game as they fought for a route back in. Ryan Cluett found the ball after Seamus Keogh cut the ball back, but an excellent Luca Murphy block denied him.

Southampton gradually looked the more likely. Jack Turner cracked a first-time half-volley which bent away from George Wickens into the far corner.

Stansfield had been quiet for his high standards, but he burst into the game as he ran Sam Bailey ragged down the line to cut inside. His strike needed a strong fist to prevent it finding the roof of the net.

He was at it again to put daylight back between the sides. Stansfield broke down the right to square for Jasper. The other source of goals had his first shot blocked but managed to toe poke the rebound into the corner.

The result became even more emphatic as Fabio Carvalho chested a ball from the sky and volleyed a clean strike into the corner. The two subs then combined to put a glossy finish on an excellent performance. Jean-Pierre Tiehi’s powerful run freed Biereth who scored with ease.

What That Means:

With Chelsea playing Brighton, and drawing, the boys move to the summit of the league on goal difference. 

Notable Talking Points:

  • Steve Wigley made just one change from the win over Leicester with Terry Ablade starting his first game of the season.
  • Jasper’s double means he pull level with Stansfield with five for the season, a combined total of ten between them.
  • Biereth’s goal is the second time in three games he has netted from the bench.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Wickens; D'Auria-Henry, McAvoy, Murphy, Parkes (Odutayo 65'); Carvalho, Page, Pajaziti, Jasper; Ablade (Biereth 74'), Stansfield (Tiehi 83')

Unused substitutes: Chisholm, Bowat

Southampton U18s

Line-up: Wright; Cluett, Bailey, Agbontahoma, Morris; Turner, Watts (Watts 46'); Keogh, Rus, Olaigbe (Idowu 60'); Smith (Bellis 70')

Unused substitutes: Saunders, Hall

Fulham U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1George Wickens
  • 2Luciano D'Auria-Henry
  • 5Connor McAvoy
  • 6Luca Murphy
  • 3Stefan Parkes
  • 7Fabio Carvalho
  • 4Jonathon Page
  • 8Adrion Pajaziti
  • 10Sylvester Jasper
  • 11Terry Ablade
  • 9Jay Stansfield
  • 12Mac Chisholm
  • 14Jean-Pierre Tiehi
  • 15Mika Biereth
  • 16Ibane Bowat
  • 17Idris Odutayo
Southampton U18s (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Olly Wright
  • 2Ryan Cluett
  • 5Sam Bailey
  • 6David Agbontahoma
  • 3James Morris
  • 8Jack Turner
  • 4Caleb Watts
  • 7Seamus Keogh
  • 10Marco Rus
  • 11Kazeem Olaigbe
  • 9Jayden Smith
  • 12Mikey Saunders
  • 13Matt Hall
  • 14Callum Watts
  • 15Roland Idowu
  • 16Sam Bellis