Youth side beaten in thrilling derby

Ipswich Town U-18 3, Norwich City U-18 2: City Under-18s were beaten in a five-goal FA Premier Academy League derby thriller at Playford Road on Saturday.

Ipswich Town U-18 3, Norwich City U-18 2

City Under-18s were beaten in a five-goal FA Premier Academy League derby thriller at Playford Road on Saturday.

Town took the lead in driving rain after just 20 seconds when Jordan Rhodes fired past 'keeper Steve Arnold.

After 27 minutes, City lost the ball at a short corner routine, allowing Ipswich to break, and Kurt Robinson slid the ball home.


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Six minutes after the interval, City's Danny Kelly headed home a Damon Lathrope corner to reduce the arrears.

After 81 minutes, Town substitute Liam Barratt slid the ball past Arnold to make it 3-1.

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But City never gave up and, with just two minutes left, Jordan Yong fired a low shot past 'keeper Plummer.

Ipswich Town Under-18: Plummer, Clemo, Robinson, Williams, Watson, Smith, Upson (Lambe, 80 min), Reason, Ainsley (Barrett, 77 min), Rhodes, Murphy (Hyam, 70 min), Subs not used: Ward, Calver.

Norwich City Under-18: Arnold, Matthews, O'Toole, Lathrope, Kelly, Shehu (McLean, 48 min), Asajile (Smith, 70 min), Miller, Daley, Yong, Abdillah (Cooper, 62 min). Sub (not used) Steer.

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