Arsenal Under-18s lost their first game of the season when they went down 3-2 at Reading on Saturday.

The hosts took the lead in the early stages but goals by Roarie Deacon and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas appeared to have turned the game in favour of Steve Bould's side.

However two late strikes from Kelvin Bossman ensured the Royals took all three points.

Arsenal Yth

1
Szczesny
2
Cruise
3
Ayling
4
Oliver Nicholas 65
5
Frimpong 46
6
Obed
7
Deacon
8
Byles
9
Watt
10
Emmanuel-Thomas Goal!
11
Rasmussen

Substitutes

12
Mann
13
Blackwood 65
14
Evina
15
Freeman 46

Reading Yth

1
Gary Frewen Goal!
2
Kelvin Bossman Goal! Goal!
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