• Lee Butcher
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Jay Thomas
  • Fran Merida
  • Gavin Hoyte
  • Carl Parisio
  • Vincent van den Berg
  • James Dunne
  • Rui Fonte
  • Jay Simpson 70
  • Rhys Murphy
  • Cedric Evina 80
  • Kieran Gibbs

Academy Report

FA Premier Academy League


Saturday, February 10, 2007

Chelsea Under-18s


Arsenal Under-18s


Arsenal Under-18s came within three minutes of their first defeat of the season but rallied to earn a late draw at Chelsea on Saturday.

Steve Bould's youngsters looked in danger of losing their 23-game unbeaten run when Kieran Gibbs struck a stunning late leveller.

The hosts had taken the lead on 15 minutes through Morten Nielsen but the young Gunners hit back just five minutes later through striker Rhys Murphy.

On 64 minutes, Football Icon winner Sam Hurrell put Chelsea back in front with his first academy goal but midfielder Gibbs found the top corner to round off a quick Arsenal breakaway and earn his side a share of the spoils. 

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13 Feb 2007