U18 Premier League
Crystal Palace 5 (Akinwale 56, Mooney 61, 85, Ola-Adebomi 75, 82) Arsenal 0
Arsenal U18s were thrashed 5-0 away by their Crystal Palace counterparts today.
The young Gunners, who have been in inconsistent form of late, were without regular goalkeeper Remy Mitchell, with Alex Kovacevic stepping in to make his first appearance at this level this season. Schoolboy Alexei Rojas Fedorushchenko was on the bench.
Khayon Edwards was also unavailable, so Mauro Bandeira captained the side.
Subs: Quesada-Thorn (for Ibrahim, 76). Not used: Fedorushchenko, Roberts, Gower, Green.
Following a goalless first half, Palace took the lead in the 56th minute as Victor Akinwale scored.
Shortly afterwards it was 2-0, with Fionn Mooney finding the net.
Ademola Ola-Adebomi hit a brace and then Mooney scored again to inflict further damage on Arsenal.
It was a chastening experience for Arsenal, who will look to respond at home to Reading next weekend.