Goals from Stuart Noble and Andrejs Stolcers gave Fulham’s reserve team a richly deserved win against Leicester on Wednesday evening at Woking FC’s Kingfield Stadium.
Noble opened the scoring on 20 minutes after working his way into a shooting position inside the Leicester area. The goal was no more than Fulham deserved after largely dominating the opening quarter of an hour.
Stolcers then capped off the scoring in the 70th minute with a spectacular 30-yard volley. The Latvian international received the ball on the half-turn and snapped an early shot away which dipped over the ‘keeper and went in off the inside of the far post.
Speaking after the match, reserve team manager Paul Nevin was not only pleased with the result but also the performance from his side.
“We’ve worked hard after the defeat to Wimbledon last week,” he explained. “We wanted to create a lot more chances and play a bit quicker the final third. We played forward passes whenever we could and put them under a lot of pressure. We could have scored a few more but we didn’t manage to work their goalkeeper with our other opportunities.
“We were overplaying the ball last week so we told the boys to be more positive today and if the ball was set back; try to play a forward pass. We did that and ended up playing a lot of the game in their final third, where we could play our quick passing game. Everything I asked for came out and I’m delighted.”
FULHAM RESERVES (4-5-1): Flitney; Rosenior, Green, Leacock (Fontaine 60), Rehman; T, Davis, Buari, Pembridge, Stolcers, Doherty; Noble (Fazakerley 80).