Crystal Palace’s under-18 side have today confirmed their summer schedule, with a game against London rivals Arsenal the pick of their pre-season friendlies.
Ken Gillard’s youngsters finished last season strongly to pip Bristol City to fifth place in the Professional Academy League Two table, and will be looking to carry that form into their pre-season preparations.
They begin in earnest with a game against Cray Wanderers on Tuesday 22nd July. That match will take place at Hayes Lane, the home of Bromley FC, with kick-off at 7.45pm.
After a trip to Hampton and Richmond four days later, they start August with a trip to Dorset to take on Poole Town on Friday 1st August. That match will also kick-off at 7.45pm.
Four days later the young Eagles face their toughest test of the summer when they make the short trip to north London to take on Arsenal, in a 12 noon kick-off.
Crystal Palace Under-18s Pre-Season Fixtures 2014/15:
22nd July: Cray Wanderers (N) 7.45pm
26th July: Hampton and Richmond (A) TBC
1st August: Poole Town (A) 7.45pm
5th August: Arsenal (A) 12noon