Portsmouth U18 0, Norwich City U18 1

John Landamore City's Academy side took all three points in their FA Premier Academy Under-18 League game at Portsmouth even though Ricky Martin named a very young side that contained four under-16 players.

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Portsmouth U-18 0, Norwich City U-18 1

City Under-18s took all three points in their FA Premier Academy League game at Portsmouth even though Ricky Martin named a very young side that contained four under-16 players.

The only goal came in the first half with Matthew Ball finishing from just outside the area after some great build-up play.


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The Canaries might have added to that goal in the first half but some good saves from the Pompey 'keeper and a couple of missed opportunites left them with a one-goal advantage at the break.

Chances were few and far between after the interval but the visitors still held the upper hand.

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The win keeps the pressure on Arsenal, who top the table with City and Crystal Palace not far behind.

Academy manager Martin said: “I was really pleased with how we played and the four under-16s that started, making the performance even better.”

Next weekend Tottenham are the vistors to Colney.

Norwich City Under-18: Steer, Jones, McKenzie, Stephens, Gordon, Bossman (Clarke, 60 min) Ball, Dobbs, Dawkin, Danny Kelly, Drmola (Oakley, 70 min). Subs (not used) Sam Kelly, Loza, Matthews.

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