Watch Out For These Kids: Balogun & Amaechi Sparkle As Arsenal Reach FAYC Final
Published: April 17, 2018
Watch Out For These Kids: Balogun & Amaechi Sparkle As Arsenal Reach FAYC FinalArsenal U18s set up a FA Youth Cup final clash with Chelsea U18s after disposing of Blackpool 5-0 in their semifinal second leg game at Emirates Stadium, marching into the showpiece with a 7-2 aggregate scoreline.

James Olayinka, Folarin Balogun and Xavier Amaechi were named in the hosts starting XI while Arthur Okonkwo, Bukayo Saka and Joseph Olowu started among the substitutes.

Goals from Balogun, Danny Ballard, Robbie Burton, Smith Rowe and Matthew Smith condemned the visiting Blackpool youngsters to the big defeat and put through the Gunners.

Scintillating Amaechi set up two of the goals, first for Balogun who powered in a header and then for the second which was put away by Ballard before making way for compatriot, Bukayo Saka in the second period.

This would be the first time since 2009 that Arsenal have made it to the finals of the competition while the Blues who they would be trying for size have won the last four editions.

Chelsea duo Tariq Uwakwe and Faustino Anjorin are in line to play for Chelsea in the final against Arsenal.

Emmanuel Chinaza

Photo Credit : arsenal.com
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