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12 December 2017 Venue Carrow Road Attendance

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Norwich City U18
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Barnsley U18

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Jon McCracken
    GK
  • 2
    Max Aarons
    DF
  • 3
    Bilal Kamal
    DF
  • 4
    Louis Lomas
    DF
  • 5
    Timi Odusina
    DF
  • 6
    Alfie Payne (C)
    MF
  • 7
    Connor Parsons
    MF
  • 8
    Atli Barkarson
    MF
  • 9
    Anthony Spyrou
    FW
  • 10
    Adam Idah
    FW
  • 11
    Jaden Thompson-Brissett
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Anis Mehmeti
    SUB
  • 13
    Ryan Dickerson
    SUB
  • 14
    Alan Fleming
    SUB
  • 15
    Aaron Ekumah
    SUB
  • 16
    Finlay Barnes
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    David Wright

4-4-2
  • 1
    Jake Greatorex
    GK
  • 2
    Harry Gagen
    DF
  • 3
    Cameron Simpson
    DF
  • 4
    Robbie Miller (C)
    DF
  • 5
    Jasper Moon
    DF
  • 6
    Sam Tingle
    MF
  • 7
    Kane Swinburn
    MF
  • 8
    Matthew Wolfe
    MF
  • 9
    Tom Clare
    FW
  • 10
    Wilberforce Ocran
    FW
  • 11
    Amir Berkovits
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Will Alderton
    SUB
  • 14
    Danny Greenfield
    SUB
  • 15
    Tommy Willard
    SUB
  • 16
    Jaydan Sandhu
    SUB
  • 17
    Joao Rangel
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Martin Devaney

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Match Previews

David Wright confident players will flourish in FA Youth Cup

11 December 2017

David Wright hopes his Under-18s will make the most of playing at Carrow Road when they begin their FA Youth Cup campaign on Tuesday (7pm).

Many members of Wright’s squad have limited experience of playing at the Club’s home ground but the U18s Head Coach is confident his team will flourish on a “special occasion”.

“It’s a great experience for them,” he said. “The boys get the opportunity to play at our stadium which eventually their end goal is to play for our first-team.

“To give them that experience and the benefits from that is great for them.

“The players build it up themselves because it’s a big tournament for them. There’s no need for me and Alan [Neilson, Assistant Head Coach] to put any pressure on them.

“It’s more about winding them back in. You try and concentrate as it is a normal game but the boys know it’s a very special occasion and a good opportunity for them.

“Hopefully by Tuesday they’ll be ready to go."

Wright says his players are well aware of the Club’s recent success in the competition.

City won the Youth Cup in 2013 after beating Chelsea in a two-legged final and many players who featured for the Canaries then have gone on to play for the Club’s first-team and elsewhere in the EFL.

However, the U18s boss is keen for his players to focus wholly on themselves.

“Walking round the training ground, there’s lots of pictures [of that success],” added Wright. “But we’ll tend to concentrate on this group and make sure we perform to the best of our ability.

“Every game for these boys is an opportunity to impress and develop. Like I say, we don’t need to build it up for them. It’s a special occasion and we just need to prepare as normal.”

All tickets for Tuesday’s match are priced at £3. Click HERE to purchase yours!

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Match Reports

Quickfire Idah hat-trick puts City through in FA Youth Cup

12 December 2017

A ten-minute hat-trick from Adam Idah helped Norwich City Under-18s through to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup with a 4-1 victory over Barnsley.

The Tykes led at half-time after Matthew Wolfe's strike but City responded during a barnstorming ten minute spell early in the second half.

Adam Idah bagged three times with Anthony Spyrou also on the scoresheet to help City set up a clash with either Derby County or Manchester United in the next round.

Barnsley had the better of possession early on but it was City who had the first meaningful effort on goal. On 18 minutes, Adam Idah showed quick feet in the box before drawing his shot into the side-netting at the near post.

Moments later, with their first sight at goal, Barnsley took the lead. On 28 minutes, Wolfe worked some room on the edge of the penalty area and managed to curl the ball off the post and into the net past a despairing Jon McCracken.

City really struggled to in get in-behind the visitors’ defence in the first half and the Tykes went onto have the better opportunities as the half wore on.

Luckily for City, Wilberforce Ocran’s shot deflected into the arms of McCracken on 35 minutes before Wolfe went close again from the edge of the box and then Berkovits fired home from close-range shortly after.

Barnsley continued from where they left off at the start of the second half. First, Sam Tingle forced McCracken into a reflex save to his left before Amir Berkovits volleyed over from the subsequent corner. Moments later, the Tykes had the ball in the net but Tom Clare's tap-in is ruled offside following Berkovits' cross.

Idah and then Spyrou went close for City shortly after before the two contributed to a sensational ten-minute turnaround in which City scored four times.

First, Max Aarons was pulled down in the area and, despite Idah’s spot-kick being saved, the Irishman showed great determination to slide home the rebound and equalise. Then just seconds later, City went in front as Spyrou latched onto a through-ball before finishing excellently into the far corner.

City had breathing space on 63 minutes as substitute Alan Fleming slid the ball across the box to Idah who showed great feet under pressure and then finish with aplomb. The striker then completed his hat-trick five minutes later, running onto a McCracken punt forward and curling the ball beyond Jake Greatorex.

David Wright’s team could have added to the scoreline late on through Spyrou on 85 minutes and, at the other end, Aarons maintained the three-goal  cushion with a super goalline clearance from a Tommy Willard strike.

Ultimately, the ten minute spell of four goals from City was the difference and Wright’s players progress to the next round.

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Ticket News

Back the boys in the FA Youth Cup!

12 December 2017

Norwich City Under-18s host Barnsley at Carrow Road in the FA Youth Cup third round on Tuesday (7pm), with tickets available to supporters.

David Wright's young Canaries go into the game off the back of a fine weekend win over Leicester, and will face either Derby County or Manchester United in the next round should they progress.

Admission for the game is priced at £3, with tickets available ONLINE or from the Carrow Road ticket office.

Supporters wishing to attend the match who haven't pre-purchased tickets are encouraged to arrive early.

Click HERE to read the thoughts of Under-18s captain Alfie Payne ahead of the clash.

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