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

Substitutes

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

Norwich City Yth

1
Matthews
2
McFadden
3
Dobbs
4
McKenzie
5
Clunan
6
Florence
7
Kelly
8
Loza Goal!
9
Hall-Johnson
10
Peacock
11
Murphy Goal!

Substitutes

12
Murphy
13
Norman
14
McGeehan
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