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REPORT: U18S 2-1 BLACKBURN

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12:20 17th August 2013

by Norwich City Football Club

Morris bags two as youngsters start off with a win

NORWICH City's Under-18s started their competitive season with a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday morning.

A brace from Carlton Morris turned the game around for the youngsters and after Blackburn had stolen an early match at Colney.

Alongside Morris, fellow FA Youth Cup winners Ben Wyatt, Henry Randall, Kevin Lokko and Cameron Norman were named in the starting eleven for Neil Adams' side.

They were slow off the mark though and Blackburn took the lead on three minutes - Sam Joel broke down the left and squared to Dean Rittenberg, who made no mistake when finding the corner.

The young Canaries gradually started to come into the game, though, and got their equaliser of 20 minutes through Morris.

Ray Grant, son of former City boss Peter, found Morris on the edge of the box and the forward wasted no time in firing past David Raya.

The turnaround was completed six minutes later, and this time it was Jamie Eaton-Collins who turned provider for Morris, setting him away down the left and allowing him to beat Raya at his near-post.

Norwich were on top but the visitors did look dangerous on the counter-attack, but it was Morris who came closer to scoring another first half goal but Raya was his equal a minute before the break.

The second half didn't prove to be as fruitful in terms of opportunities as the first, but Norwich were generally in control of the game.

Adams' team eventually saw it out to carry the momentum over from last season and start the campaign with a win.

NORWICH CITY (starting 11): Guzman; Efete, Wyatt, Lokko, Scales; Norman (c), Randall, Grant, Heath; Eaton-Collins; Morris.

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