Another excellent performance in front of goal from David Omilabu wasn't enough for Palace's Under-18 side away at Arsenal this afternoon, eventually falling 3-2.
Arsenal: Graczyk, Lang, Kirk (Taylor-Foran, 36), Monlouis, Ogungbo (Francis, 77), Bandeira, Patino, Hutchinson (Awe, 79), Taylor-Hart, Edwards, Flores.
Subs not used: Ejeheim, Plange.
Palace: Goodman, Smith, Adaramola, Watson, Siddik, Steele, Mooney, Wells-Morrison, Omilabu, Thiselton (Cadogan, 72), Rak-Sakyi (Akinwale, 69).
Subs not used: Bartley, Whitworth, Bello.
46 minutes: David Omilabu gives Paddy McCarthy’s side the lead inside the first minute of the second-half. A well-taken effort from the middle of the box, after Rowan Smith found the in-form striker.
59 minutes: Marcelo Flores equalises for the Gunners with an excellent outside-of-the-box strike into the bottom right corner.
66 minutes: Khayon Edwards gives Arsenal the lead from inside the penalty box, getting on the end of a Kido Taylor-Hart cross.
83 minutes: Omilabu at the double, with a similar position to his first goal – only this time the forward finishes with his left foot.
86 minutes: An almost instant reply from the home side, with Flores scoring his second and the final goal of the afternoon – again, from outside the area.
Stats (Arsenal first)
Shots on target: 5-3
Yellow cards: 0-1