Fulham’s continued their fine recent run with a 2-1 win over local rivals Chelsea last night.
Danny Hoesen and Erik Nevland scored the goals for Billy McKinlay’s side to defeat a young but talented Chelsea side, which included Gael Kakuta, Liam Bridcutt and Rob Borini. Hoesen, who had spurned a couple of good chances to give Fulham the lead, put the Whites in front from a fine Christopher Buchtmann corner on 17 minutes and the Dutch youth international linked well with Nevland to provide a second ten minutes later, with the Norwegian forward finishing a neat move.
Chelsea did get one back with ten minutes remaining when Borini headed in a George Saville cross, but Fulham held on for a victory that extended their unbeaten run to seven games. The reserves are back in action against Wolves on 6 April at Motspur Park.
CHELSEA RESERVES (4-4-2): Walker; Ahamed, Hutchinson (Ince 46), Ofori-Twumasi, Strickland; Bridcutt, Mellis, Philliskirk, Kakuta (Devyne 58); Borini, Lalkovic (Saville 63). Subs (not used): Sampayo, Haxhia.