Young Canaries through on penalties

Dulwich Hamlet Youth 1, Norwich City Youth 1 (aet, City won 4-2 on penalties) Norwich City survived a huge scare before finally booking their place in the second round of the FA Youth Cup via a penalty-shoot-out.

Dulwich Hamlet Youth 1, Norwich City Youth 1 (aet, City won 4-2 on penalties)

Norwich City survived a huge scare before finally booking their place in the second round of the FA Youth Cup via a penalty-shoot-out.

The young Canaries were given a thorough examination by the talented Londoners and after being pegged back by a late equaliser had to rely on their prowess from the spot to go through.

City won the shoot-out 4-2 and now face a trip to either Southampton-based VT FC or Torquay in the next round.


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The visitors, watched by manager Paul Lambert, made a lively start and deservedly took the lead on 32 minutes when David Nwaogu chipped the ball over the keeper and then got the better of a home defender to nod home.

City went close to doubling their advantage soon afterwards when Matt Ball fired against the woodwork before Patrick Drmola put the rebound wide.

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Drmola had two efforts rightly chalked off for offside as the visitors continued to dominate while Johnbull Osemwegie also had a 'goal' ruled out after the cross he converted was deemed to have run out of play.

Those frustrating near-misses were brought into sharp focus when Dulwich Hamlet equalised 13 minutes from the end of normal time when Carl Konadu broke through the middle before firing past the static Jed Steer.

Extra-time failed to produce a winner so it was down to spot-kicks, with Sam Habergham, Drmola, Dario Dumic and Ball all converting while Steer saved one Dulwich kick and another effort was missed.

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