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Season 2021-22
Fulham U23s (h) Premier League 2


  

 
Date:
Monday February 21st 2022, 7.00pm

Venue:
Whitley Park

Admission: Free for ST holders/3 adults
 
 

Newcastle U23s

Fulham U23s

  1 - 6

 

 

Teams

Goals

1 min 34 seconds: Luke Harris shot. 0-1

2 mins 55 seconds: Luke Harris shot. 0-2

1
0 mins 58 seconds: Luke Harris shot. 0-3

20
mins Kieron Bowie volley. 0-4

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Fulham 4

48 mins Jay Stansfield shot. 0-5

55
mins Sonny Hilton penalty. 0-6

64 mins Charlie Wiggett header. 1-6

Full-time: Newcastle 1 Fulham 6

Stats


Tonight was only the second time in the Premier League era that Newcastle Reserves have conceded six goals at home, the first time a 3-6 loss to Manchester United at Whitley Park in April 2012.
 

Waffle


Storm Franklin may have battered parts of the UK earlier in the day, but it was Storm Harris that left Newcastle's defence in tatters on Monday evening.

The Harris in question was Fulham's Luke, who hit three goals in the first 11 minutes of United's PL2 meeting at Whitley Park.

The Cottagers arrived top of the table having won all but three of their 16 games this season - and took just 94 seconds to open the scoring.

Harris was in the right place to force the ball in from close range after a corner kick rebounded off the crossbar - and just over a minute later he had struck again, dashing into the box to fire home.

Two became three thanks to a rerun of the opener; United's defence static as 16 year-old Harris met another corner kick to complete a 564-second treble.

It was 0-4 by the 20th minute, when a powerful first-time volley from 12 yards by Kieron Bowie flew past Will Brown and into the United net.

It took only just three minutes of the second half for Fulham to extend their lead further; a loose ball in the box expertly dispatched past replacement 'keeper Jake Turner by Jay Stansfield.

Joe Oliver's clumsy 55th minute foul on Harris then gave the visitors a penalty that was converted by Sonny Hilton for 0-6.

A rare moment of relief for the hosts came on 64 minutes, when Charlie Wiggett powerfully headed in a corner, but that was as good as it got for a shell-shocked Magpies side.

While Fulham can confirm their automatic promotion to the PL2 First Division with one more win, Newcastle remain among a host of sides eyeing the playoffs.

This defeat saw them drop down to sixth; out of a playoff place but with games in hand on the sides above them.

Having conceded nine goals in their two league meetings, the bad news for Elliott Dickman's side is that their opponents in the Premier League Cup will be Fulham.

Biffa


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