• Wojciech Szczesny
  • Abu Ogogo
  • Jay Thomas
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Kieran Gibbs 15
  • Gavin Hoyte
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Peggy Lokando
  • Marc Elston 87
  • Giorgos Efrem
  • Rui Fonte
  • Rhys Murphy
  • Nacer Barazite

Academy Report

FA Premier Academy League


Saturday, October 7, 2006

Crystal Palace Under-18s


Arsenal Under-18s


Fonte, Murphy (2)

Rhys Murphy could be one to watch.

The young striker hit his fourth brace in as many matches on Saturday to help Arsenal Under-18s earn three points at Crystal Palace.

Steve Bould's young side have now taken victory in each of their last five matches, a period in which Murphy has registered nine goals - half the team's total. 

Portuguese striker Rui Fonte opened the scoring for the Gunners in the first half but Palace levelled before the break. Murphy then struck on 55 and 80 minutes to extend his own impressive record and stretch Arsenal's unbeaten start to seven games.

Bould's youngsters remain third in the Academy league, five points behind leaders Chelsea but with a game in hand.


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9 Oct 2006