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CITY U18S INTO FINAL WITH WIN

22 July 2012

Young Canaries beat Millwall 4-1 in under-18s tournament

NORWICH City's under-18s advanced to the final of the 2012 BC Worldwide Challenge on Saturday after comfortably beating Millwall 4-1.

Striker Ismail Seremba's first half brace, followed by an own-goal and a Calrton Morris strike after the break were enough to seal the win for Neil Adams' side, despite Charlie Penny pulling one back for Millwall.

The win means the Canaries now face hosts Southend in Sunday's final for the second year running, after the defending champions disposed of Colchester United 2-1.

Millwall started the game brightly, with JP Rylad heading a Penny cross straight at City 'keeper Arie Hammann, however City soon exercised their superiority by taking a fifth minute lead.

Midfielder Cameron King's beautifully crafted through-ball left the Lions' defence for dead, allowing Seremba to pass the ball past Tom Wellman and into the bottom corner.

The Londoners lasted just four more minutes before Seremba struck again. Johan Romhoum getting forward well down the right side, and providing a pinpoint cross for the unmarked Seremba to stroke home to make it 2-0 to City.

City were then pegged back as Millwall were handed a lifeline from the penalty spot - the referee judging that Hammann had fouled Penny inside the box.

The fouled player then dusted himself down to send Hammann the wrong way and claw a goal back for his side from the spot.

After a period of Millwall pressure, City were able to re-establish their two-goal advantage thanks to an unfortunate Max Fitzgerald own-goal, as 'keeper Wellman deflected the ball onto the players foot and into the net at a corner.

The victory was made secure in the second half when Romhoum's accurate ball found Morris in space to finish past Wellman and send City into the final as 4-1 winners.


Norwich City:Hammann, Romhoum, Baker, McGeehan, McFadden, Ramhoum, Murphy, Hall-Johnson, Morris, King, Seremba.

Millwall: Wellman, Newman, Hunter, McManus, de Havilland, Fitzgerald, Thompson, Danquah, Penny, Callaghan, Rylah. 


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