Arsenal Under-18s survived a late comeback to squeeze home 3-2 against Norwich City on Saturday at London Colney.

Nigel Neita put the home side ahead just past the hour but, just four minutes later, the visitors won a penalty. However Damien Martinez celebrated signing a professional contract at the club by saving from Matt Ball’s spot-kick.

Arsenal would punish the mistake almost immediately. Josh Rees and Kyle Ebecilio scored within a couple minutes of each other to leave Arsenal 3-0 ahead.

But Remy Gordon reduced the arrears in the 79th minute and then Daniel Boateng put through his own net in the final seconds. However Arsenal held on.

Arsenal Yth

1
Martinez
2
Webb
3
Hajrovic
4
Boateng
5
Brislen-Hall
6
Neita
7
Ebecilio
8
Ozyakup
9
Angha
10
Wynter 75
11
Rees 75

Substitutes

12
Roberts 75
13
Charles-Cook
14
Campbell
15
Glasgow 75
16
Monakana 75

Norwich City Yth

1
Steer
2
Jones
3
Florence
4
Francomb
5
Dobbs
6
Habergham
7
Werendly
8
Gordon Goal!
9
Oakley
10
Dawkin
11
Ball

Substitutes

12
Matthews
13
Loza
14
Kelly
15
Simons
16
Toffolo
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