Chelsea Under-18s and Fulham Under-18s remain unbeaten in the Under-18 Premier League South after the pair shared a 2-2 draw at Cobham this morning.

The Blues looked to be sliding to a first league defeat of the season until Armando Broja levelled matters 14 minutes from time.

Disaster struck for The Blues after just two minutes at Cobham when Ollie O’Neill fired home the opening goal from close range for league leaders Fulham.

Chelsea could have equalised in the 20th minute but Dion Rankine failed to beat visiting keeper Damien Las who made himself big.

The Blues continued to press and Broja forced a good save from Las with a sharp strike before the same player headed wide from a corner kick.

Ed Brand’s side were on level terms shortly after the break when Fulham failed to clear their lines and Charlie Wiggett scrambled the ball into the back of the net.

Fulham should have soon regained the lead but Jay Stansfield’s shot stubbed the post before Blues defender Sam Iling-Junior cleared the danger. It was Stansfield who went close again moments later but he was denied by a superb block from Dynel Simeu.

Chelsea looked to be the side most likely to win the game but they fell behind again with 18 minutes left when Fulham substitute Jean Pierre Tiehi headed in.

The deficit only lasted for four minutes though with Broja coming to The Blues’ rescue when he rifled in from 12 yards.

Fulham almost stole the three points late on but Jake Askew produced a fine save to deny Fabio Carvalho as Chelsea collected an important point.

The South West Londoners are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Swansea City in the Under-18 Premier League.

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I am Dan Pentland football writer and reporter at various levels including the English Football League, FA Women's Super League and in UEFA and FIFA affiliated competitions. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk

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