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Under-23s and Under-18s suffer pre-season losses at Colchester

24 July 2019

Both Norwich City's Under-23s and Under-18s fell to pre-season defeats against their counterparts from Colchester United at Florence Park on Tuesday afternoon.

David Wright's Under-23s suffered a 3-1 defeat, despite taking the lead just after half-time.

City had some bright passages of play in the first-half and took the lead when half-time substitute Gassan Ahadme scored after good work from William Hondermarck.

However, Colchester responded and netted three times to take the win.

Under-23s starting XI: Mair; Scully, Lomas, Famewo, Nizet; Fitzpatrick, Milovanovic, Payne, Hondermarck; Adshead, Thorvaldsson

Subs made:
46' - Jones for Famewo
46' - Mehmeti for Fitzpatrick
46' - Ahadme for Adshead

Goals: Ahadme

It was a similar story for the Under-18s who fell to a narrow defeat, with Tom Dickson-Peters scoring City's goal from the penalty spot.

The squad featured four Under-16 players and they came up against a much more experienced Colchester outfit, but nonetheless it was an important experience for Paul Williams' youngsters.

Under-18s starting XI: Blair; Warner, Brown, Shipley, Stewart; Springett, Jackson, Khumbeni, Rowe; Dickson-Peters, Omotoye

Subs (rolling):
Kamara, Shakpoke, Okeowo, Alidor-Hamilton

Goals: Dickson-Peters


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