Kyle Ebecilio's second-half equaliser ensured Arsenal Under-18s a share of the spoils against Watford at London Colney on Saturday.

Steve Bould's youngsters headed into the clash top of Premier Academy League Group A, but with other sides around them having games in hand, victory was crucial.

But in the end only a point was salvaged from the young Gunners' short trip next door.

The hosts got off to the perfect start inside five minutes when Michael Kalu fired the hosts ahead.

But Bould's side were much improved after the break and eventually grabbed an equaliser with 15 minutes remaining through Dutch youth international Ebecilio - his second goal in as many matches.

Arsenal travel to Birmingham in three weeks' time for their final match of the campaign.

Arsenal Yth

1
Charles-Cook
2
Glasgow
3
Bihmoutine 70
4
Monteiro (C)
5
Angha
6
Ebecilio Goal!
7
Wynter
8
Rees
9
Roberts
10
Jeffrey
11
Neita 70

Substitutes

12
Vickers
13
Siemann
14
Campbell 70
15
Fagan
16
Olsson 70

Watford Yth

1
Wilks
2
Connolly
3
Eaton
4
Wilmore
5
Jordan
6
Kalu Goal!
7
Akubuine
8
Horner
9
Hamilton-Forbes
10
Gardner
11
O'Nien

Substitutes

12
English
13
Bawling
14
O'Connor
15
Hope
16
Jakubiak
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