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U's Fall To Premier League Cup Defeat

Fulham show clinical edge in second half

11 February 2019

Fulham ran out winners in Monday night's U23s game as they took the game away from the U's in the second half.

Trailing by one at the break, the U's had twenty minutes where they had the better of the territory and chances but, once the visitors got their second, they stretched their legs and ended up five goals to the good.

Fulham took the lead on 16 minutes as Santos Clase's effort clipped off the defending Bakary and looped over Ross and into the net.

The U's grew into the half, though and saw Agboola have an effort well blocked ten minutes before half time.

On the stroke of the interval, Charles forced a good stop out of Ashby-Hammond in the Fulham goal, giving the U's some encouragement for the second half.

They started the second period well, with Ager forcing a good save out of the keeper, before driving another effort just wide five minutes later.

But, despite that pressure, the visitors doubled their lead on 64 minutes.

They escaped on the counter and it was a calm finish by Drameh to make it 2-0.

With thirteen minutes to go, they made it three as Santos Clase held off the attentions of Bakary and slotted home.

The impressive O'Riley made it four with six minutes to go as the scoreline swung heavily in Fulham's favour and it became five two minutes later as Tait seized on a defensive error to complete the scoring.

Fulham go second in the group, whilst the U's await their first point with just one more game to go.

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