Post-Match Report

Academy: Arsenal 3-2 Crystal Palace

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  Crystal Palace Yth
Crystal Palace Yth


  • Thomas Cruise
  • James Shea 29
  • Craig Eastmond
  • Rene Steer
  • Emmanuel Frimpong
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Luke Ayling
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
  • Gilles Sunu
  • Sanchez Watt 65
  • Rui Fonte
  • Jack Wilshere

Academy Report

FA Premier Academy League


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Arsenal Under-18s


Eastmond 22, Fonte 25, Lansbury 28

Crystal Palace Under-18s



Three goals in six first-half minutes were enough to secure
three more points for Arsenal Under-18s on an eventful morning
at the Training Centre.

Steve Bould's side were handicapped before the game even
kicked off when goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was injured
during the warm-up. Tom Cruise, normally an outfield player, donned
the gloves instead of the Pole.

That would have given Crystal Palace plenty of encouragement but
instead they found themselves three down before the half-hour

Craig Eastmond broke the deadlock after 22 minutes, Rui Fonte
doubled Arsenal's lead three minutes later and, three minutes
after that, Henri Lansbury completed a purple patch for the young

James O'Shea replaced Cruise in goal and conceded twice in
the second half as Palace mounted a fightback, but Arsenal held on
to register another victory.

Next up for Bould's team is a home fixture against Norwich
City on Saturday, December 1.


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