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

Substitutes

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

Bolton U18

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

Substitutes

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