Nice of the youth team to continue the feelgood factor that seems to be enveloping Fulham at the moment by beating Chelsea 3-0 in this afternoon’s Under 18 derby fixture.
By all accounts, Fulham were very good value for an impressive 3-0 victory. Our young Dutch striker Danny Hoesen gave Fulham the perfect start by keeping his cool when sent clean through on goal to give the Whites the lead after just six minutes.
Karim Laribi scored what seems like a wonder goal to double the lead. The defender dribbled past a few Chelsea players and struck a powerful shot home from the edge of the box.
Alex Smith’s fierce drive made it 3-0 to confirm the encouraging signs for the future as the Under-18s continued their fine run of form. The coach, former Fulham midfielder Gary Brazil, should be given plenty of credit.
Hopefully, we’ll see a few of these boys in the first-team squad in the years to come.