A late fightback could not stop Arsenal Under-18s losing 3-2 to Norwich City at the Training Ground on Saturday morning.

The Norfolk side struck twice at the end of the first period. Elton Monteiro put through his own net five minutes from half-time and Josh Murphy scored from the spot on the whistle.

Jamar Loza struck three minutes after the re-start to leave Arsenal trailing 3-0. Jeffrey Monakana put Steve Bould’s side back in the game then Jon Toral closed the deficit still further in the 63rd minute.

However Arsenal could not find the equaliser and slipped to their third defeat in Premier Academy League Group A this season.

Arsenal Yth

1
McDermott
2
Wynter
3
Glasgow
4
Monteiro
5
Campbell 75
6
Fagan
7
Monakana 66 Goal!
8
Olsson 66
9
Toral Goal!
10
Neita
11
Roberts

Substitutes

12
Rees 66
13
Bihmoutine 75
14
Huddart
15
Hayden
16
Bunjaku 66

Norwich City Yth

1
Remi Matthews
2
Jason Dobbs
3
Taylor McKenzie
4
Michael Clunan
5
Kyle McFadden
6
Sam Kelly
7
Jamar Loza Goal!
8
Reece Hall-Johnson
9
Dean Florence
10
Joe Peacock
11
Josh Murphy Goal!

Substitutes

12
Cameron Norman
13
Cameron McGeehan
14
Jacob Murphy
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