Canaries looking good for second after fine win

John Landamore Norwich City U18 4, Coventry U18 1: City's academy side completed their home fixtures today and they finished in some style with a comfortable 4-1 win.

John Landamore

Norwich City U18 4, Coventry U18 1

City's academy side completed their home fixtures today and they finished in some style with a comfortable 4-1 win.

The win maintains their second position in the league and with the trip to MK Dons next week it looks as though Ricky Martin's side could finish runners-up to Arsenal in the league.

City had the first opening when Michael Quirke made a comfortable save to deny Danny Kelly.

The visitors who opened the scoring when JACOB BLACKWELL sent in a long range free-kick that City keeper Declan Rudd could only get a hand to but could not prevent the ball sneaking in.

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Norwich went close when from a Sam Habergham free-kick Dario Dumic sent in an effort just wide of the target.

Dumic turned provider when he threaded a delightful ball through the defence for NICK DAVEY to run onto and despite Quirke getting a hand to it, he couldn't prevent it going in off a post.

It took Norwich just 60 seconds after the interval to take the lead when David Stephens headed on a Habergham long throw for DANNY KELLY to volley home.

Quirke then made a double save to deny Patrick Drmola as City looked to finish the game off.

Quirke was certainly keeping his side in touch as he then denied Davey his second after a great run by Josh Dawkin.

There was little the Coventry keeper could do to prevent Norwich extending their lead when STEPHENS guided in a George Francomb corner.

Ten minutes later and the Canaries killed the game off with not only the goal of the match but probably the goal of the season at Colney when Rudd picked out DAWKIN who collected the ball, cut inside the full-back before curling a 30-yard effort beyond a stranded Quirke.

t Norwich City: Rudd, Francomb, Habergham, Omoregie (Reeves 77), Dumic, Stephens, Brindley, Kelly, Davey, Drmola (Dean 57), Dawkin.

Subs not used: Greiveson, Clarke, Oakley.

t Coventry City: Quirke, Clarke (Adams 77), Greenway, Grogan, Cameron, Christie, Grandison (Bottomer 71), Thomas, Jeffers, Wilson, Blackwell (Leluu 45).

Subs not used: Burge, Gudgr.

t Norwich MoM: David Stephens.