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Ryan Dickerson on his FA Youth Cup heroics

18 January 2018

Norwich City Under-18s goalkeeper Ryan Dickerson considers last Friday's FA Youth Cup win over Derby County his 'best moment' in football so far.

Facing a spot-kick in the 15th minute of injury-time with the scores level, the young stopper produced a fine save to take the match into extra-time.

City eventually prevailed in the additional 30 minutes, with their victory owing much to Dickerson's timely contribution.

"I just had to keep my composure and try to read it," he told canaries.co.uk.

"He tried to stare me out. I just had to wait and react to where he put it.

"It's the best feeling I've ever had on a football pitch. For my first game at Carrow Road, as a Norwich fan, it was very special.

"The whole thing was a great experience, especially winning as well."

Dickerson feels the manner of that win in particular underlines the growing self-confidence in the group, with another home tie on the horizon in round five.

"We believe we can win the whole thing," the 17-year-old added.

"Every game we go into, we believe we can win. We know on our day, we can beat anyone.

"Hopefully the further we go in the competition, the more support we will get. That support really helps and is a massive positive for us.

"It gives us extra energy to find the next gear, and get us through tough moments."


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