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
Fagan
14
Siemann
15
Campbell 70
16
Olsson 70

Watford Yth

1
Daniel Wilks
2
Kyle Connolly
3
Austin Eaton
4
Jordan Wilmore
5
Jorell Jordan
6
Michael Kalu Goal!
7
Daniel Akubuine
8
Brandon Horner
9
Stephan Hamilton-Forbes
10
Dereece Gardner
11
Luke O'Nien

Substitutes

12
Kamaron English
13
Bobson Bawling
14
David O'Connor
15
Ryan Hope
16
Alex Jakubiak
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