• Wojciech Szczesny
  • Abu Ogogo
  • Rene Steer
  • Fran Merida
  • Vincent van den Berg 70
  • Gavin Hoyte
  • Paul Rodgers
  • James Dunne
  • Mark Randall
  • Jay Simpson 65
  • Rui Fonte
  • Rhys Murphy
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Nacer Barazite 60

Academy Report

FA Premier Academy League


Saturday, April 14, 2007

MK Dons Under-18s


Arsenal Under-18s


Murphy 2, Merida, Barazite

Arsenal Under-18s booked their place in the Academy League play-offs with a comfortable victory at Milton Keynes Dons.

Steve Bould's side will face Reading or Leicester City in the Semi-Finals after qualifying in some style with two goals from Rhys Murphy and one apiece from Fran Merida and substitute Nacer Barazite.

Murphy, who hit a hat-trick in last week's 5-3 win against Charlton, opened the scoring after just seven minutes. Spanish midfielder Merida added a second after 20 minutes and Murphy grabbed Arsenal's third five minutes before the break.

Barazite scored the only goal of the second half shortly after replacing Kieran Gibbs.

The Under-18s face Coventry City in their final Academy League fixture next Saturday. Then the play-offs await. 

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16 Apr 2007