U18 Premier League- Game 18
Everton 2 Arsenal 1 (Iwobi)
Arsenal U18’s wretched form continued with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Everton earlier today.
The hosts established a two goal lead courtesy of a Tyrone Duffus header and George Green’s header, and, although Alex Iwobi pulled a goal back for Arsenal, Carl Laraman’s side suffered their tenth defeat of the season.
Laraman made four changes from the side that salvaged a point against Reading last time out, with Ryan Huddart, Stefan O’Connor, Renny Smith and Ainsley Maitland-Niles all starting, but, despite the fact that the Arsenal side contained five second-years, they lost out to a spirited Everton side in treacherous weather conditions.
One positive, however, was that England U16 international Chris Willock gained further experience at this level after emerging off the bench as a second-half substitute.
Arsenal: Huddart; Moore, O’Connor, Siemann, Wright; Kamara, Smith; Maitland-Niles, Jebb, Dawkins; Iwobi.