John Pantsil played 60 minutes on his return from a knee injury as Fulham’s reserves drew 1-1 with Wolves yesterday afternoon at Motspur Park.
The Ghana international, making his first appearance since damaging his knee at Stamford Bridge in December, looked assured and eager at right back as Billy McKinlay’s side continued their fine recent run of form. In an even first half both sides had chances to break the deadline, with Pantsil finding himself clear on goal, but the best opportunity fell to Cheick Toure, who headed against the bar in first half stoppage time.
Fulham did go in front eleven minutes after the break when the razor-sharp Danny Hoesen drove home the opening after a fine move featuring Matthew Briggs and Chris Buchtmann before Michael Uwezu squared for his strike partner. The Whites were only denied victory by an excellent free-kick from Sylvain Ebanks-Blake, who shot low into the corner to earn Wolves a point.
The reserves are back in action at Aston Villa on Monday night.
WOLVES RESERVES: McCarey; Davis, Griffiths, Dunleavy, Metcalf; Bennett, Castillo, Rooney, Winnall (Mendez-Laing 70); Vokes (Landell 90), Ebanks-Blake. Subs (not used): Gorman, Harris.