Young Canaries claim first victory away to West Brom
NEIL Adams’ Norwich City under-18s side hit form on Saturday as a Rhys Browne (pictured) double earned them a thoroughly deserved 2-1 victory away to West Bromwich Albion.
The result was City’s first league victory of the season and sees them leapfrog West Brom in the table into seventh position.
With several scholars already making progress with the under-21s in their win against West Brom on Friday, a youthful U18s side took to the field against their Albion counterparts captained by Cameron McGeehan.
They were dealt an early blow though as the home side caught City unawares and took a swift lead with just three minutes on the clock.
However in a typically determined performance the Canaries hit back through Browne just four minutes later, and on 25 minutes the pacey winger grabbed his second with a assured finish past the Baggies’ ‘keeper.
Despite creating more chances in the second half, Browne’s second proved to be the decisive goal as the U18s and U21s completed an impressive double over their west midlands opposition.
Manager Adams told Canaries.co.uk after the match: “I’m delighted. It was a really good performance for our lads, and the most pleasing thing is that we never gave up.
“I thought we dominated possession throughout and I was really impressed with the way we played, and in particular how we recovered.
“To get our first win is fantastic, and we had a couple of chances to finish the game more comfortably, which I would have liked, but it wasn’t to be.”
CITY: Matthews, McFadden, Edgar, Lokko, Wyatt, McGeehan (c), Hodd, Hall-Johnson, Browne, Morris, St Louis