Arsenal Under-18s were beaten for the fourth league game in a row, going down to Reading at London Colney.

Liam Kelly gave the visitors the lead early on but Austin Lipman restored parity five minutes later.

Kelly quickly restored Reading’s lead before completing his hat-trick on the stroke of half time.

De’Jaune Taylor-Crossdale extended the visitors’ advantage just after the break, but Tarum Dawkins and Lipman struck within the space of two minutes to bring Arsenal back into the game.

The momentum looked to be with the young Gunners, but Dominic Hyam struck with 15 minutes to play to ensure an away win.

Arsenal U18

1
Vickers
2
Kamara
3
Siemann
4
Barnes 68
5
Ormonde-Ottewill
6
Fagan
7
Dawkins 84 Goal!
8
Jebb
9
Brown
10
Iwobi
11
Lipman 87 Goal! Goal!

Substitutes

12
Huddart
13
Regis
14
Wright 87
15
Boadu 68
16
Maitland-Niles 84

Reading U18

1
Dan Lincoln
2
Jake Cooper
3
Bismark Amofah
4
Nana Owusu
5
Dominic Hyam Goal!
6
Aaron Kuhl
7
Shepherd Murombedzi
8
Conor Shaughnessy
9
Jack Stacey
10
De'Jaune Taylor-Crossdale Goal!
11
Kelly Goal! Goal! Goal!

Substitutes

12
Lewis Ward
13
Karl Oliyide
14
Robert Dickie
15
Germaine Ofori
16
Shpat Ismajli
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