Arsenal Under-18s endured a difficult start to the new season with a disappointing 5-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Zach Clough and Thomas Youngs scored twice for the hosts, with Elliot Newby having already netted in the first half.

Spanish midfielder Jon Toral grabbed a late consolation for Arsenal but it was in vain as the young Gunners lost comfortably in their opening fixture.

Arsenal U18

1
Vickers
2
Fagan
3
Mugabo
4
Ormonde-Ottewill
5
Kamara
6
Hayden (C) 60 Yellow Card
7
Jebb
8
Dawkins 65
9
Toral Goal!
10
Jeffrey
11
Lipman

Substitutes

12
Ross
13
Siemann 60
14
Dallison
15
Uade
16
Iwobi 65

Bolton U18

1
Jan Ole-Sievers
2
Niall Maher
3
Sam Bailey
4
Glen Matthews
5
Robert Holding
6
Luke Woodland
7
Elliot Newby Goal!
8
Dylan Wolstenholme
9
Thomas Youngs Goal! Goal!
10
Georg Iliev
11
Zach Clough Goal! Goal!

Substitutes

12
Jordan Hendrie
13
Harry Campbell
14
Liam Gibson
15
Nathan Barlow
16
Jamie Hinchcliffe
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18 Aug 2012