Fulham FC U19s Win

Fulham FC U19s (5) v (2) Crystal Palace U19s


On the first game of the new season, both teams were eager to get the new campaign up and running with 3 points. Fulham got off to a quick start with Adrian playing a through ball in behind the Palace defence with the outside of his foot, with Djamel finishing it down the middle of the goal from a wide area. The second goal soon followed after Fulham played out from the back very well as Keith and Rui combined with a one-two playing a through ball to Ali Ramzani cutting it back for Djamel who tapped in off the near post.

Crystal Palace began to trouble the Fulham defence with a few half chances and they would argue they should have scored two to equalise, however Fulham’s keeper, Ricardo, was on top form to fingertip a shot around the post from close range. Fulham then dented Palace’s chances when Rui got the ball from out wide and dropped a shoulder to cut in and play a ball over the top of the Palace defence, for Adrian to loft it over the keeper’s head to make it 3-0.  Palace continued to pressure as they had chance after chance but still couldn’t score.

15 minutes into the second half, Ali Dakata played a pass to Adrian who beat a player with a scoop turn, then another to calmly finish across goal. Even though the score was 4-0 by this point, Palace kept fighting and managed to get a goal back when their right winger managed to sneak one in at the near post. Fulham seemed in control for the majority of the match and this became fact rather than opinion when they won a penalty as Ali R was fouled by the keeper on a one on one. Keith stepped up but he gave Adrian the ball to allow him his first hat-trick of the season.

As the game was coming to an end, Palace got another when, oddly, their centre back scored a free kick from about 20 yards out. The game ended 5-2 to Fulham FC as they ran rampant on the first game of the season. Both teams played well but Fulham proved too much for Palace after 90 minutes.


Goal scorers for Fulham Fc:

Adrian Okoro (3)

Djamel Bougheedda (2)