Norwich City U18s 3, Southampton U18s 2
A goal five minutes from time by substitute Sam Kelly saw City's Academy side return to winning ways. Ricky Martin was forced into a late, late change when Jed Steer had a reaction to a wrist injury suffered in training on Friday, so U16 keeper Remy Matthews stepped up for his first game at this level.
A goal five minutes from time by substitute Sam Kelly saw City's Academy side return to winning ways.
Ricky Martin was forced into a late, late change when Jed Steer had a reaction to a wrist injury suffered in training on Friday, so U16 keeper Remy Matthews stepped up for his first game at this level. And he had to picked the ball out of his net within five minutes when Jordan Keegan fired Southampton in front. But after 27 minutes City pulled themselves level when Ryan Oakley sent in a dangerous cross that a Saints defender turned into his own net. And ten minutes later City took the lead when Alex Stephens sent in an inviting cross that David Kelly tucked beyond Saints keeper Steve Mowthorpe.
Southampton thought they'd earned a point ten minutes from time when Callum McNish curled a shot beyond Matthews. But there was still time for Martin to introduce Sam Kelly, the younger brother of Danny - and with five minutes left he scored his first goal at this level after good work by David Nwaogu. Even then it needed a good save in injury time from Matthews to secure City's a well deserved win.
t Norwich: Matthews, Ball, A Stephens (S Kelly 80), Ekim (Nwaogu 84), Dumic, Habergham (Osemwegie 45), Oakley, D Stephens, D Kelly, Drmola, Gordon. Sub not used: Sessenon.
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