By Lloyd Webb
Tyrell Robinson scored twice as Arsenal Under-18s beat Brighton 3-1 at London Colney on Saturday to continue their winning streak.
The midfielder put the hosts in front before Luis Garcia levelled the scores just six minutes later.
Robinson scored again after the break before Yassin Fortune added a third in added time to secure the Gunners’ third straight victory.
Frans de Kat made three changes to his starting XI, most notably bringing midfielder Reiss Nelson back into the team.
Ilias Chatzitheodiridis and Josh Da Silva were also included in place of Tolaji Bola and Marcus Agyei-Tabi.
It took Robinson just two minutes to fire the Gunners in front after he latched on to Da Silva’s long pass and hammered a shot in off the crossbar.
The visitors immediately replied when Garcia poked the ball past Ryan Huddart in the box.
Da Silva tried his luck before half-time with a powerful attempt, while Fortune was unlucky not to latch on to the loose ball following Robert Sanchez’s save.
Robinson put the Gunners back in front in the second half when substitute Vlad Dragomir teed him up on the edge of the box to drive a shot into the bottom corner. Garcia almost scored an equaliser when he went through on goal after capitalising on a defensive mistake but Huddart got down well to save.
Fortune added a third in added time when he intercepted a pass on the edge of the box and placed the ball beyond the outstretched Sanchez to wrap up the win for the De Kat’s side.
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