Post-Match Report

Academy: Arsenal 7-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Yth -

The Valley
Premier Academy League
Premier Academy League
7 0
  Crystal Palace Yth
Crystal Palace Yth


  • Lee Butcher
  • Abu Ogogo
  • Jay Thomas
  • Fran Merida
  • Gavin Hoyte
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Carl Parisio 60
  • Giorgos Efrem
  • Mark Randall
  • James Dunne 70
  • Jay Simpson
  • Rhys Murphy 70
  • Rui Fonte
  • Nacer Barazite

Academy Report

FA Premier Academy League


Monday, March 5, 2007

Arsenal Under-18s


Barazite, Randall, Connolly, Merida, Fonte, Dunne, Murphy

Crystal Palace Under-18s


Arsenal Under-18s recorded their biggest win of the season as
seven different players found the net against Crystal Palace at

First-half strikes from Nacer Barazite and Mark Randall gave
Arsenal a two-goal half-time lead before defender Matthew Connolly
added another five minutes after the break.

Spanish midfielder Fran Merida continued his recent good form
with the fourth just five minutes later and Portuguese striker Rui
Fonte notched for the second successive game.

With 20 minutes to go and three points a formality, coach Steve
Bould threw on midfielder James Dunne and striker Rhys Murphy who
both struck in the final 10 minutes to add further emphasis to the

Next up for the young Gunners is a trip to Cardiff - the side
they defeated 3-2 in last month's FA Youth Cup Sixth Round at
Emirates Stadium. 

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