• Lee Butcher
  • James Dunne
  • Armand Traore
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Fran Merida 70
  • Gavin Hoyte
  • Jay Thomas
  • Vincent van den Berg
  • Giorgos Efrem 60
  • Marc Randall
  • Nacer Barazite
  • Rhys Murphy
  • Peggy Lokando
  • Rui Fonte 70

Academy Report

FA Premier Academy League


Saturday, December 9, 2006

Norwich Under-18s


Arsenal Under-18s


Randall 71

Steve Bould's Under-18s extended their unbeaten start to the season to 15 games with a hard-fought victory at Norwich's training ground.

The young Gunners were kept at bay for much of the encounter but Bould rang the changes during the second half, bringing on Giorgos Efrem after an hour before introducing Rui Fonte and Fran Merida with 20 minutes remaining.

The double change paid dividends immediately when Mark Randall grabbed the only goal of the game a minute after Merida and Fonte entered the fray. Arsenal held on to register their 13th win of the Academy League campaign.

Bould's team are four points clear of Chelsea with one game in hand on their London rivals. The FA Youth Cup takes centre stage this week but the Under-18s will not play another League game until they meet Fulham after their winter break on January 6.

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11 Dec 2006