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BOLTON U-18S 4 CITY U-18S 2

27 October 2012

Canaries edged out away to Bolton

NORWICH City’s under-18s were edged out 4-2 away to table-topping Bolton Wanderers in an entertaining match on Saturday.

With a number of scholars progressing to the development squad, a youthful Canaries showed great spirit to twice draw level after going behind in the first half.

Dominic St Louis pounced at the far post to nod home a cross after some excellent work from Rhys Browne and Carlton Morris to make it 1-1.

Then following another Wanderers goal, captain Cameron McGeehan hammered home a penalty after Morris was upended inside the area.

However Bolton then edged ahead, and with City pushing hard for the equaliser, they were hit on the counter attack late on as the game ended 4-2.

Coach Neil Adams told Canaries.co.uk: “It was a really good game, and a close game. The score line suggests it wasn’t but we were 3-2 down and gambling at the end to get the win.

“Unfortunately we then got caught on the break. Bolton were very complimentary afterwards because we’ve given them two really good games, even though they are top of the league and winning games comfortably.

“We worked hard to get it back to 2-2, and they were then given a penalty, which I don’t think was a penalty having looked at it again. 

“There was very little in it and it was a good game of football. I was really pleased with the effort from the lads and the attitude. There were five or six good individual performances as well.

“We always question how the lads will react on these long trips, because we went there overnight, but they were spot on - the football we played, the approach, and the fact we kept our shape well. 

“Dominic St Louis scored the first and that was pleasing because he has been out for 15 months with an ACL injury.”

CITY: Matthews, Carroll, Grant, McGeehan, Lokko, Wyatt, Norman, St Louis, Morris, Hodd, Browne
SUBS: Burgess, Gill, Simpson, Sweeney, Gibson

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