Sunderland U18s 4 Fulham U18s 4: Smith spot on, at the double

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Sunderland Under-18s shared the spoils with Fulham in an eight-goal Barclays U18 Premier League classic at the Academy of Light today.

Sunderland were 3-2 up only to see the Londoners rally for a 4-3 lead, but Martin Smith’s second successful penalty of the match made it all square.

Smith’s double was backed by goals from Dylan McEvoy and a brilliant strike from Lyndon Gooch, but Sunderland still needed a fine save by Peter Burke in the last minute to ensure a point.

* Full report and pictures in tomorrow’s Football Echo