Norwich City U18s 2, MK Dons U18s 1

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:30 10 September 2010

City's Academy side bounced back from their heavy defeat at the hands of Leicester City with a Colney win which they hope will be repeated when the club's senior side faces MK Dons tonight.

City's Academy side bounced back from their heavy defeat at the hands of Leicester City with a Colney win which they hope will be repeated when the club's senior side faces MK Dons tonight.

Academy boss Ricky Martin gave a first start to schoolboy Theo Jones while strikers Patrick Drmola and David Nwaogu were both on the bench after recovering from injury.

City started in a positive fashion with Danny Kelly denied by Dons keeper Ashley Harrison in the first couple of minutes and Josh Dawkin hitting a post from a tight angle.

There was a close call at the other end moments later when Troy Farden blasted a shot against the crossbar.

But with 12 minutes gone City opened the scoring when, after good work by Dawkin, Tyree Clarke pulled the ball back for Oakley to fire his first goal for the U18's.

The Dons might have pulled level shortly after but Igor Coronado could not keep his lob on target when he caught City keeper Kai Hewitt off his line.

When they did get a shot on target through Charlie Collins, Hewitt made a good save.

After 28 minutes the visitors levelled when a right wing cross eluded Hewiit to leave Jordan Ivey-Ward a close range header.

But, seven minutes later, City were back in front with Clarke again the provider. This time his header was met by Kelly, who guided the ball into the far corner.

Shortly before the break Clarke tried to get on the scoresheet himself when he fired just high from a Dawkin cross.

The visitors almost equalised for the second time just after the break but Sam Habergham was on hand to get in a timely tackle to deny Martel Powell.

City then had a golden opportunity to extend their lead when Clarke was brought down inside the area, but JohnBull Osemwegie struck the outside of the post with his spot kick.

Kelly was again denied by the legs of Harrison after some slick build up play from the Canaries involving Osemwegie and Oakley.

t Norwich City: Hewitt, Jones, Brindley, Osemwegie, Dumic, Habergham, Clarke, Ball, D Kelly (Drmola 88), Oakley (Nwaogu 83), Dawkin. Subs not used S Kelly, Roberts.

Norwich City man of the match: Tyree Clarke.

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