Crowley and Akpom in imperious form as Arsenal thrash Peterborough in Youth Cup

Jeorge Bird's Arsenal Youth

FA Youth Cup Fourth Round

Peterborough United 1 (Duggan 90) Arsenal 6 (Maitland-Niles 28, Akpom 37, 49, 62, Crowley 72, 75)

Another FA Youth Cup fixture and another victory by a heavy scoreline. Arsenal U18s may be enduring their worst ever league season but an admittedly much stronger Youth Cup side continues to enthral, with Dan Crowley and Chuba Akpom in scintillating form as the young Gunners swatted aside Peterborough United with a 6-1 victory at London Road this evening.

Akpom, having struggled for goals during the first half of the campaign, scored a hat-trick in just under an hour, whilst Crowley, having earlier laid on two goals for his team-mates, found the net twice himself in the second-half as he continued to underline his vast potential.

With Julio Pleguezuelo still recovering from injury, coach Carl Laraman named the same starting line-up that dispatched of Torquay United in the last…

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