CITY's Under-18s continued their excellent run of form in 2013 with a convincing 2-0 defeat of Newcastle on Tyneside on Saturday morning.
Second-half goals from Carlton Morris and Jake Simpson mean Neil Adams’ side have only lose once in their last ten games; the ideal preparation for Friday’s FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Everton at Goodison Park.
The young Canaries dominated this match from start to finish and produced some wonderful attacking play, and could quite easily have won the game by a much wider margin had they converted more of the numerous goal-scoring chances they created.
With the home ‘keeper producing some excellent saves, a missed penalty from Cameron McGeehan and several other gilt-edged chances going begging, it somehow meant that the score-line remained goalless at half-time.
In the second-half, however, City simply continued where they left off, and the deadlock was eventually broken when Morris opened the scoring with a header from Josh Murphy’s superb run and cross.
U16s centre-forward Simpson came off the bench and doubled City’s tally from close range late on to finally seal the result.
Afterwards, Adams said: “It was a superb performance, and we thoroughly deserved the win. The manner in which we moved the ball through the thirds of the pitch combined with some of our incisive attacking play was very pleasing to watch.
“I was also impressed with the levels of our desire and application once again, and all the players on duty can be very pleased with their performances.”
NORWICH CITY: Swattman; Norman, McFadden, Barker, Wyatt, McGeehan, King, Hall-Johnson (Randall 75), Jacob Murphy (Simpson 80), Morris, Josh Murphy (Heath 70). Subs not used: Carroll, Lokko.