Arsenal U18s saw their hopes of finishing in the top section of the U18 Premier League fade further after they lost 3-1 away to their Chelsea counterparts today.
The first half was rather uneventful, with neither side managing to dominate. Arsenal did, though, have some presentable opportunities, with Aaron Eyoma failing to find the net when well placed on two occasions.
The Blues went down to ten men following the dismissal of Jacob Maddox for an incident involving Tolaji Bola, but despite their numerical disadvantage Chelsea managed to take the lead through Isaac Christie-Davis.
Schoolboy George Phillips, making his second appearance at this level, made a good save to thwart Chelsea but it wasn’t long before Harvey St Clair made it 2-0 to the hosts following good work from Mason Mount.
Arsenal forward Edward Nketiah temporarily reduced the deficit with his 14th goal of the season, but Chelsea then struck again through Cole Da Silva.
Arsenal conclude this section by travelling to take on Tottenham Hotspur next week, but there is the small matter of the FA Youth Cup tie away to Coventry City on Monday night to contend with first.