Post-Match Report

Match report: Arsenal U-18s 4-2 Southampton

Luke Plange

Southampton U18 -

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U18 Premier League South
U18 Premier League South
  Arsenal U18
      
                  Plange (19)
                   Tizzard  (25 og)
                   Flores (36)
                   Edwards (90 + 8)
            
   crest
Arsenal U18
Plange (19)
Tizzard (25 og)
Flores (36)
Edwards (90 + 8)
4 2
  Southampton U18
      
              Babic (81 pen)
               Smith  (90 + 2)
          
   crest
Southampton U18
Babic (81 pen) Smith (90 + 2)

WHAT HAPPENED

Our under-18s kicked off their 2020/21 season on Saturday with a 4-2 win over Southampton.

Prior to this, Ken Gillard’s side hadn’t played a competitive fixture since early March - but there were no signs of rust as they delivered a complete team performance from start to finish.

Latching on to a through ball from Kido Taylor-Hart, Luke Plange opened the scoring with an impressive finish from a tight angle, before Ryan Finnigan inadvertently headed the ball into his own goal from a set-piece.

We were all over the Saints and Marcelo Flores made it three before the break, racing on to Omari Hutchinson’s through ball and rifling into the far corner.

Goran Babic and Jayden Smith pulled two back for the visitors late on, but with one last counter attack, Khayon Edwards fired home from close range and guaranteed all three points.

WHAT IT MEANS

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WHAT’S NEXT

Next up, our under-18s will face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, September 19.

The game will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Academy Spurs Lodge with kick-off at 11am (UK time).

 

 

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