Marcello Trotta and Alex Smith secured the goals that ensured Fulham’s reserves finished the season in second place after they won 2-1 at West Bromwich Albion this afternoon.

The Italian teenage striker, who enjoyed a fine spell on loan at Wycombe earlier in the campaign, has been a prolific scorer for the second string this year. He put Fulham ahead with his sixth goal in a red-hot three-match scoring streak and, although did briefly bring the Baggies level, full-back Alex Smith restored Fulham’s lead in 39th minute.

The reserves finished three points ahead the southern section winners Aston Villa after an impressive closing run of seven games without defeat.