Darren Huckerby's youngsters secure big derby winNORWICH City's Under-16s earned a third consecutive Hospital Cup triumph with a 4-1 win over Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Thursday evening.
Having lifted the trophy in each of the past two seasons, Darren Huckerby's youngsters made it a hat-trick of successes with a dominant performance in Suffolk.
Initially falling behind to Lounes Foudil's 13th minute opener, they wasted little time in restoring parity, doing so within 60 seconds when Jaden Thompson-Brissett converted Connor Parsons' cross.
The young Canaries soon took control, going in front through a header from Trialist One before Thompson-Brissett found the bottom corner moments later to make it 3-1.
It remained that way until the interval, but the visitors began the second period with equal intent, adding a fourth on 46 minutes when Thompson-Brissett drilled home from outside the box.
Town improved as the game wore on, only to find their route to goal continually blocked by some resilient defending from the away side.
Having weathered that storm, City gradually reasserted their authority, going close to a fifth just after the hour-mark when Trialist Two flicked a precise Parsons delivery onto the roof of the net.
That would prove to be the last of the meaningful chances City's Ryan Dickerson kept out a long-range strike late on, Norwich's fledglings doing more than enough to close out an emphatic East Anglian derby win.
NORWICH CITY: Dickerson; O'Donnell, Lomas, Ekumah (c), Tanimowo; Barnes; Olopade, Trialist One; Parsons, Trialist Two, Thompson-Brissett. Subs (rolling): Dronfield, Richardson, Keller.