U18 Premier League
Arsenal 0 West Bromwich Albion 2
An inexperienced Arsenal U18 team suffered a disappointing defeat to West Bromwich Albion today.
Coach Frans de Kat was without several of his regular players, with the likes of Chiori Johnson, Marc Bola and Stephy Mavididi set to be in the U21 squad for the game against Middlesbrough tonight.
After an impressive start to the season, De Kat’s team have struggled for form in recent weeks and haven’t won since late September.
Josh Vickers started in goal as an over-age player, whilst schoolboy Marcus Tabi made his first start at this level. George Dobson returned from injury, with Chris Willock’s brother Joe amongst the substitutes after earning his first call-up.
Subs: House, Robinson, O. Moore, J. Willock.
West Brom took the lead through Andre Wright in the first half and doubled their advantage courtesy of a strike from Tauvon Campbell shortly after the re-start.