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

Norwich City Yth

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

Substitutes

12
Norman
13
McGeehan
14
Murphy
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