In their tenth year of visiting England and establishing a partnership with Arsenal Ladies, Musashigaoka college put out a strong and disciplined team in their last friendly last night eventually losing 2-0.

Arsenal fielded their first team in the first half and got off to a lightening start and scored through a Lianne Sanderson goal with only 1 minute on the clock. Jayne Ludlow then made it 2-0 after 35 minutes. The Japanese team quickly regrouped and held the score for the rest of the half.

In the second half saw a complete change for the Gunners by fielding their young players, who pressed on and added a further goal from Kerr.

Arsenal now have just one more friendly against Millwall this weekend before the start of the season for both the first team, who play Blackburn away, and the reserves who take on Bristol Academy at home on Sunday 20th August.

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11 Aug 2006