Arsenal Under-18s 3, Norwich City Under-18s 0

The young Canaries were beaten in their FA Premier Academy League National Group One game at London Colney on Saturday – despite the Gunners playing almost the entire second half with defender Isaac Hayden in goal.

Goalkeeper Josh Vickers suffered a nasty-looking injury just after half-time and Hayden was called upon with no replacement 'keeper on the Arsenal bench.

First-half goals from Austin Lipman and Jon Toral had given Arsenal a two-goal cushion at the break.

City could have halved the deficit before half-time when Henry Randall's shot was cleared off the line by Thomas Dallison.

Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill made the game safe halfway through the second half when he added a third.


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City came close to getting a consolation goal with 10 minutes to go when Zac Fagan headed substitute Dominic St Louis' header off the line, before the striker headed the rebound against the post.

Norwich City Under-18 – Matthews, Carroll, Wyatt, McGeehan (Eaton-Collins, 72 min), Edgar, McFadden, Hodd, Randall, Vidal (St Louis, 77 min), Morris, Browne. Subs (not used) Lokko, Gill, Grant.

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