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CITY U18S BEATEN BY ROYALS

1 September 2012

Reading in 4-1 win against City youngsters

NORWICH City’s Under-18s slipped to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Reading in an entertaining match at the Royals’ training ground on Saturday.

The hosts raced out of the blocks and into a 2-0 half time lead after an impressive first half performance in City’s third league fixture of the campaign.

Neil Adams’ young Canaries came out much-improved in the second period, putting the Royals under pressure in the final third, but the home side hit them on the counter attack to make it 3-0, and it was four by the time Cameron McGeehan converted a late penalty to give City a consolation.

Adams said afterwards: “I can’t really complain about the result as Reading were stronger and better than us on the day. 

“What did disappoint me though was our performance in the first half, as we didn’t produce the standards that are required. 

“We were much better in the second half and came close to getting back into the game on a few occasions through some good play, but it was a good lesson learned in that we gave ourselves too much of a mountain to climb in with our performance in the opening 45 minutes.”

CITY: Matthews, Norman, Wyatt, McGeehan (c), McFadden, Lokko, Carroll (St. Louis 65), Hodd (Eaton-Collins 65), Randall (Grant 75), Morris, Browne

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