Arsenal Under-18s twice came from behind to secure a point away to Reading on Saturday. 

The Gunners made a bright start and almost took the lead when Renny Smith rattled the bar with a dinked effort after good approach play from Alex Iwobi.

The Royals took the lead in the 11th minute when Tariqe Fosu-Henry belted a low effort past Deyan Iliev from the edge of the box after beating three Arsenal defenders. 

Carl Laraman's side missed a golden opportunity to equalise when Jack Jebb lifted a sublime ball into Tarum Dawkins who volleyed over with the goal gaping. 

But on 32 minutes, Arsenal were back on level terms after a trademark free-kick from Jebb that flew into the top corner giving Lewis Ward no chance. 

The home side regained their lead two minutes after half-time when Jack Stacey and Liam Kelly exchanged passes on the edge of the box before Stacey placed the ball past Iliev. 

Arsenal found another response five minutes later when Dawkins ghosted past his defender to lash a shot into the top corner and seal a deserved point for the visitors. 

Arsenal U18

1
Iliev
2
Moore
3
Wright
4
Uade
5
Siemann
6
Jebb 56 Goal!
7
Mugabo 76
8
Smith
9
Kamara
10
Dawkins 70 Goal!
11
Iwobi

Substitutes

12
Huddart
13
Bola
14
Eyoma 76
15
Dobson 70
16
Willock 56

Reading U18

1
Ward
2
Watson 56
3
Hyam
4
Owusu
5
Dickie
6
Shaughnessy 56
7
Stacey Goal!
8
Fosu-Henry Goal!
9
Kuhl
10
Kelly
11
Vastsuk

Substitutes

12
Legg
13
Lawal
14
Jules
15
Husin 56
16
Shepphard 56
Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 20 Jan 2014