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Last Gasp Gunners

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14:18 28th April 2014

Kids take a creditable point.

The Academy under 18s wound their season up in style by drawing away at Arsenal and they were only denied a maximum return by a last minute Gunners equaliser.

Both of the Wolves goals came from substitutes but, after leading twice, the Molineux youngsters had to be satisfied with a point.

Coach Mick Halsall said: “The game started as we expected with Arsenal having lots of possession. So once again we had to set ourselves up to concede space in front and not allow them to play between our midfield and defenders, something we did well enough at times.
 
“We took the lead in the 31st minute through Ben Priest who had only been on the field for three minutes after coming on as a substitute for our right-back Ryan Rainey.

“Ben took his goal well hitting the ball with the outside of his right foot into the far bottom corner.

“We went into the break one up which gave us a good platform to set up our play in a similar fashion and again we found ourselves having to defend deeply. But we seemed to have some more threat on the counter as we made some changes to the team. 

“For all our defending we conceded a poor goal from a free-kick which our keeper allowed to slip through his hands and over the line. 

“This could have set us back but we found some more quality as Declan Weeks played Bradley Lindsey through and when he and the keeper challenged at the same time, the ball broke loose for Bradley to shoot past a man stationed on the line to put us in front again.

“However, once again we could not hold the lead with Arsenal equalising just a minute before the end. Perhaps, on the balance of the play and possession, the goal was well deserved by the opposition.”

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