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Excellent Victory For Under 21s

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10:27 28th August 2012

First-half goals foil Fulham

Fulham 1 (Islamovic 56)

Wolves 2 (McAlinden 20, Doherty 22)

The Wolves under 21s followed up last week’s creditable draw at Liverpool with a fine win over Fulham in a behind closed doors encounter at the Londoners Motspur Park training ground on Monday afternoon.

They took a deserved two goal lead into the break and, although Fulham pulled one back, Steve Weaver’s team held on comfortably to claim the three points.

Wanderers were well in control in the opening stages and home keeper David Stockdale was forced into action three times as he saved shots from Liam McAlinden, Zeli Ismail and Matt Doherty.

But he was beaten in the 20th minute when Sam Winnall’s pass found McAlinden who calmly chipped the ball over the advancing keeper.

Just two minutes later, Kristian Kostrna set up the second goal when he backheeled the ball into the path of Doherty who ran past a defender before driving the ball home from just inside the area.

There were few chances for either side in the remainder of the half but, when play resumed after the interval, it took Fulham just 11 minutes to pull a goal back.

Aaron McCarey failed to claim a long through ball and Fulham centre-forward Dino Islamovic had the easiest of tasks in finding the net.

The anticipated siege on McCarey’ goal didn’t come and there was little to trouble the keepe in the remainder of the game,

In fact the nearest thing to a goal came from Jack Price who latched onto a poor clearance from Stockdale and tried an audacious lob from 40 yards out that was only just off target.

Fulham: Stockdale, Brister, Cavanagh, Minkwitz, Burn, Grimmer, Williams, Davies, Islamovic, Altman (Denegan 66), Banya.

Unused subs: Somogyi, Peniket, Pritchard, Sambou. 

Wolves: McCarey, Doherty, Reckord, Whittall, Ihiekwe, Ebanks Landell, Kostrna (Kellerman 88), Price, Winnall, McAlinden (Kempton 75), Ismail (Keita 88).

Unused subs: Tank, Cotman.

Referee: P. Atkin.

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