Young Canaries lose out in nine-goal thrillerNORWICH City's Under-18s were involved in a sensational nine-goal thriller against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon - losing out 5-4.
Neil Adams' side were caught napping by their opponents in the first half, slipping to a three-goal deficit before Jamie Eaton-Collins pulled one back.
Villa notched their fourth and were looking set for a comfortable victory, but City sparked hopes of a remarkable comback when Rhys Browne and Harvey Hodd struck.
The hosts then scored their fifth before in-form Eaton-Collins netted again, but they just fell short of earning a share of the spoils.
FINAL SCORE: Aston Villa 5-4 Norwich City
GOALS: Jamie Eaton-Collins (35, 90), Rhys Browne (47), Harvey Hodd (65).
NORWICH CITY: Oxborough; Efete, Fox, Wyatt, Grant; Hodd; Eaton-Collins, Randall; Byrne-Hewitt (Cole 55); Simpson (Scales 45), Browne. Subs not used: Couzens, Black, Boateng.