U18 Premier League- Game 22
West Bromwich Albion 1 (Oldnall 30) Arsenal 2 (Dobson 3, Willock 6)
Arsenal U18s continued their recent resurgence with a commendable 2-1 victory away to West Bromwich Albion this morning.
Carl Laraman’s side won just one league game between August and January, but have turned a corner since then, with today’s success ensuring that they have taken ten points out of the last 12 available.
Goals from schoolboys’ George Dobson and Chris Willock, their first strikes at this level, saw Arsenal establish an early lead, and, although Ged Oldnall reduced the deficit before half-time, Laraman’s side held on to secure the win.
There were four changes from the side that drew 2-2 with Chelsea a fortnight ago, with Tafari Moore, Alex Iwobi, Austin Lipman and Willock all coming into the side, whilst Kaylen Hinds returned from international duty to play the final half an hour.
subs: Hinds (for Lipman, 61), Robinson (for Willock, 69), Olomola (for Smith, 90). Not used: Mavididi, Bola.
Arsenal host West Ham United at London Colney next Saturday before taking on Everton at Emirates Stadium in the FA Youth Cup two days later.