• Lee Butcher
  • Abu Ogogo
  • Jay Thomas
  • Fran Merida
  • Gavin Hoyte
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Carl Parisio 60
  • Giorgos Efrem
  • Mark Randall
  • James Dunne 70
  • Jay Simpson
  • Rhys Murphy 70
  • Rui Fonte
  • Nacer Barazite

Academy Report

FA Premier Academy League


Monday, March 5, 2007

Arsenal Under-18s


Barazite, Randall, Connolly, Merida, Fonte, Dunne, Murphy

Crystal Palace Under-18s


Arsenal Under-18s recorded their biggest win of the season as seven different players found the net against Crystal Palace at Shenley.

First-half strikes from Nacer Barazite and Mark Randall gave Arsenal a two-goal half-time lead before defender Matthew Connolly added another five minutes after the break.

Spanish midfielder Fran Merida continued his recent good form with the fourth just five minutes later and Portuguese striker Rui Fonte notched for the second successive game.

With 20 minutes to go and three points a formality, coach Steve Bould threw on midfielder James Dunne and striker Rhys Murphy who both struck in the final 10 minutes to add further emphasis to the scoreline.

Next up for the young Gunners is a trip to Cardiff - the side they defeated 3-2 in last month's FA Youth Cup Sixth Round at Emirates Stadium. 

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5 Mar 2007