Saturday 10 August 2019, 11:00am at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
4
Jasper (pen) 32', 71'; O'Neill 40'; Stansfield 47'
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur U18s
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32' Penalty

Sylvester Jasper

40' Goal

Ollie O'Neill
Assist by Luca Murphy

47' Goal

Jay Stansfield
Assist by Fabio Carvalho

71' Goal

Sylvester Jasper
Assist by Fabio Carvalho

20' Yellow Card

Jonathon Page Card was given for a foul

68' Yellow Card

Harvey White Card was given for a foul

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chay Cooper
Off:Michael Craig

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Enock Asante
Off:Dane Scarlett

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rafferty Pedder
Off:Tarrelle Whittaker

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Fulham Under-18s started their Premier League campaign in style by blowing away a Spurs team that only lost twice last season.

Spurs Stunned By Rampant Fulham

Saturday 10 August 2019 13:33

The Main Action:

Fulham Under-18s started their Premier League campaign in style by blowing away a Spurs team that only lost twice last season. 

Sylvester Jasper’s double, Jay Stansfield and Ollie O’Neill put the gloss on an outstanding team performance which Spurs couldn’t cope with for large parts.

Fulham started with a high press in an aggressive fashion which Spurs struggled to deal with. Fabio Carvalho and Stansfield robbed Josh Oluwayemi in the Spurs goal to see the former’s shot cleared off the line. O’Neill then ended a slick move to drive a shot wide.

Stansfield was in the mood as he clattered the post, presenting another golden chance that went begging. Fulham’s start was rewarded when the tricky Jasper was brought down in the box. He stepped up himself to convert the spot kick in emphatic style.

Carvalho tested Oluwayemi again moments later with an excellent low save as the visitors were shell-shocked.

The pressure continued to tell and again the Young Whites found another way through. A deep free kick found Luca Murphy and O’Neill tapped in from close range. Luca Ashby-Hammond was quiet and hadn’t had to make a save at the interval.

The second half continued with a Fulham side bouncing with energy, marshalled by the animated Steve Wigley. Stansfield found his deserved goal after Carvalho beat the offside trap to square the pass.

Spurs finally grew into the game as Dane Scarlett forced Ashby-Hammond into a tame save following a glancing header. As the game grew older, Fulham found another gear. Carvalho burst through from a knock-down and his shot was saved smartly but Jasper was on hand to finish from the tightest of angles.

The visitors ended on a whimper as they left Motspur Park feeling dejected.

What That Means:

A Spurs side that only lost twice last season, finishing runners up, were blown away by an energetic and youthful Fulham side that looked hungry to every ball. The win puts Fulham at the summit of the league for the time being on goal difference following an excellent season opener. 

Notable Talking Points:

  • Ollie O’Neill lined up for his first competitive game since a long-term injury at the start of last season and marked it with a goal.

     

  • The starting line-up featured five new scholars including Luciano D’Auria-Henry, Idris Odutayo, Adrion Pajaziti, O’Neill and Stansfield.

     

  • Under-16 Stefan Parkes continued to play beyond his years as he took the left back spot against a formidable Spurs team.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 10 August 2019
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; D'Auria-Henry, Odutayo, Murphy, Parkes; Page; O'Neill, Pajaziti; Carvalho; Jasper, Stansfield

Unused substitutes: Chisholm, Tiehi, Ablade, Biereth, Bowat

Tottenham Hotspur U18s

Line-up: Oluwayemi; Lusala, Muir, Binks, Cirkin ; Craig (Cooper 69'), White, John; Whittaker (Pedder 82'), Etete, Scarlett (Asante 69')

Unused substitutes: Kurylowicz

Fulham U18s (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Luciano D'Auria-Henry
  • 5Idris Odutayo
  • 6Luca Murphy
  • 3Stefan Parkes
  • 4Jonathon Page
  • 7Ollie O'Neill
  • 8Adrion Pajaziti
  • 10Fabio Carvalho
  • 11Sylvester Jasper
  • 9Jay Stansfield
Substitutes
  • 12Mac Chisholm
  • 14Jean-Pierre Tiehi
  • 15Terry Ablade
  • 16Mika Biereth
  • 17Ibane Bowat
Tottenham Hotspur U18s (4-3-3)
  • 1Josh Oluwayemi
  • 2Dermi Lusala
  • 5Marqes Muir
  • 6Luis Binks
  • 3Dennis Cirkin
  • 7Michael Craig
  • 4Harvey White
  • 8Nile John
  • 10Tarrelle Whittaker
  • 9Kion Etete
  • 11Dane Scarlett
Substitutes
  • 12Chay Cooper
  • 13Kacper Kurylowicz
  • 14Rafferty Pedder
  • 15Enock Asante
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