Post-Match Report

U18 report: Arsenal 2-2 Fulham

Osman Kamara in action for Arsenal U18

Fulham U18 -

Arsenal Training Centre, London Col
U18 Premier League South
U18 Premier League South
  Arsenal U18
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Arsenal U18
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  Fulham U18
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Fulham U18

WHAT HAPPENED

Our under-18s stretched their unbeaten run to four games with a 2-2 draw against Fulham at London Colney.

Spirits were high coming off the late 3-2 win over Newcastle in the FA Youth Cup and we made the perfect start when Osman Kamara got onto the end of Mathaeus Roberts' free-kick to put us ahead after just a minute played.

We almost doubled our lead a few minutes later when Omari Benjamin found space in the box but saw his effort smartly tipped over the bar.

However, the visitors found themselves level in the 12th minute when Gordon found the far corner from the edge of the box. Kamara almost found his second goal just before the break but he curled his effort just wide.

Fulham went into the break ahead after Loupalo-Bi capitalised on a defensive error and fired his shot past Noah Cooper.

After the interval, we started brightly but struggled to force any meaningful saves. Just past the hour, we made a couple of changes and Jimi Gower made an instant impact off the bench tapping home from Kamara’s ball across the box.

Both teams tried hard to find a winner, but ultimately walked away with a point each.

WHAT IT MEANS

We remain in sixth place in the under-18s Premier League table after eleven matches played.

WHAT'S NEXT

Our young Gunners travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup on Monday, February 6.

Kick-off is at 7pm (UK).

TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Cooper (GK), Nichols, Robinson, Brown (Kacurri, 65), Quamina, Ibrahim, Oulad M’Hand (Gower, 65), Roberts (Oyetunde, 77), Kamara, Ferdinand, Benjamin

Sub not used: Asemota

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