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REPORT: U18s 1-1 SWANSEA

12 September 2015

'Players gave everything', says Murty

GRAEME Murty believes his Under-18s side deserved more after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Swansea City at Colney Training Centre on Saturday.

The young Canaries dominated for long stages of the Barclays Under-18s Premier League clash, only for Benny Ashley-Seal's opener to be cancelled out by Mael Davies late on.

Reacting to the result, Murty told canaries.co.uk: "I can't be disappointed with my players, because they were fantastic.

"They smashed their individual and collective targets, so the only thing missing was the three points. They approached the game in a positive manner and we've not got our just desserts.

"By any measurable variable we were far superior. We had over 60 per cent possession, and vastly more shots than they had.

"Unfortunately for us, one moment in the game cost them the confidence-inspiring win they deserved."

Murty wants City's youngsters to extract the sizeable positives from the match, and added: "I was very frustrated for them, particularly after watching the videos back.

"The group is frustrated too, but that's not necessarily a bad thing to take forward. They have to be more clinical, which they know.

"We have to be ruthless and also have to concentrate for 90 minutes as good players will punish you. It's one of those things, and something from which they can learn."

Norwich City XI: Oxborough (GK); Ramsay, Lewis, Sambu, Wallis, Crowe, Cantwell (c), Black, Ashley-Seal, McIntosh, Middleton.



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