Norwich youngsters in 4-2 loss away to Toffees
GOALS from Carlton Morris (pictured) and Harvey Hodd weren’t enough to prevent City’s under-18s suffering a 4-2 defeat away to Everton on Saturday.
In a close game, the Toffees fell behind to a brace of goals from Chris Long – the first coming after a good move and the second a calm finish after picking up a long ball from George Green.
A resilient City then deservedly pulled one back through the impressive Carlton Morris, who made it two goals in two games from the penalty spot to send City in 2-1 behind at half time.
The game continued with few chances until Everton restored their two-goal advantage with just 20 minutes left on the clock through youngster Jonjoe Kenny.
Neil Adams’ and Gary Holt’s side once again responded though through first-year scholar Harvey Hodd, who finished a flowing move with an excellent shot into the top corner to make it 3-2.
As the Canaries pushed for an equaliser, goalkeeper Remi Matthews made his way into the opposition penalty area to attack a free-kick, but Everton hit City on the counter when Green made it 4-2 with the last kick of the game.
Afterwards, coach Adams had mixed views on his side’s performance, saying: “I couldn’t fault the players in terms of their attitude and application, but we need to cut out making basic errors which are costing us so dearly.
“It seems as though every individual error is punished with a goal at the moment, which is sometimes how your luck goes, but some of the players have to work hard on their weaknesses if they are to make the next step up the ladder.”
CITY: Matthews; Norman, Wyatt, McFadden, Lokko; Grant (Scales 75), Hodd, Carroll (Burgess 80), Browne; St Louis (Simpson 60), Morris
SUBS NOT USED: Gill, Gibson