On-trial Massimo leads rout
Norwich City U18s 12, Yarmouth Town Youth 1: After putting 11 past King's Lynn youth on Friday night it was Yarmouth Town Youth who were on the receiving end at Colney today as City's U18s knocked 12 past the young Bloaters.
Norwich City U18s 12, Yarmouth Town Youth 1
AFTER putting 11 past King's Lynn youth on Friday night it was Yarmouth Town Youth who were on the receiving end at Colney today as City's U18s knocked 12 past the young Bloaters.
Ricky Martin's side needed just two minutes to open their account when Danny Kelly headed home a far post cross.
Just five minutes later David Stephens made it two for the Canaries, and then with 16 minutes on the clock Luke Daley made it three, before trialist Ammo put the Canaries four goals to the good on 25 minutes.
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Less than 60 seconds later Tom Miller headed home City's fifth.
The match was played in three 30-minute periods and when Town found themselves with an injured keeper for the second period, City's reserve keeper Declan Rudd stepped into the firing line, but he stood no chance on 40 minutes when a David Cooper shot was deflected past him.
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On 52 minutes trialist Massimo scored the first of three goals, the other two coming on 56 and 64 minutes before Town pulled a goal back through Mitchell Forbes on 64 minutes.
By this time the two City keepers had changed sides, which left Steve Arnold to pick the ball out of the Town net three further times with goals coming from Ben Latimer (75), David Stephens (77) and Massimo scoring his fourth just four minutes from time.
Norwich City: Arnold (Rudd 60), Cooper, Reynolds (Richardson 60), Lathrope, Kelly, Havergham, Amoo, Stephens, Massimo, Miller, Daley (Latimer). Subs not used: Scanlon, Hunter.
t Norwich City Youth 11, King's Lynn Youth 0
King's Lynn had no answer to a rampant Norwich City Academy side at Colney on Friday night as the Canaries knocked 11 past the Linnets in front of a good sized crowd on a glorious summer evening at the City training ground.
There were two first year professionals in the City starting line up with Patrick Bexfield starting the game in midfield while Bally Smart was in his familier left-wing position.
The goals came thick and fast with Nick Davey opening the score on six minutes before Smart doubled the Canaries' advantage on nine minutes.
Smart scored his second on 23 minutes before Ross Kelly made it four on 30 minutes just before the referee signalled the first of two breaks in the match with the game being played in three 30-minute periods.
A minute after the restart Smart completed his hat-trick while impressive trialist Josh Jirvandy scored the sixth on 45 minutes.
Kurtis Byrne made it seven for Norwich just two minutes before the second break, but it still left time before the break for Davey to get his second, this time from the penalty spot.
Kelly scored his second on 70 minutes while seven minutes later Davey completed his hattrick, while deep in stoppage time Davey added a fourth goal to his tally.
Norwich: Arnold, Hunter, Yong, Jirvandy, McLean (Hudson 60), Bexfield (Richardson 30), Kelly, Smith (Scanlon 60), Davey, Byrne, Smart (Dawkin 60).