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Under-18s edged by West Brom in U18 PL

Norwich City Under-18s were beaten 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion Under-18s in the U18 Premier League South on Saturday.

The visitors put plenty of pressure on early in the game with a handful of crosses into the box, but City continued to clear the danger.

In the 17th minute, Michael Reindorf had Norwich's first chance of the game, seeing his shot blocked after Lewis Shipley found Ken Aboh on the left. Josh Shaw then crossed for Archie Oliver to head into the side netting.

West Brom then took the lead, Tobias Hurlock picking out the bottom right corner from the edge of the area.

Reece Hall then cushioned the ball onto the crossbar as the visitors looked to double their lead.

Aboh was through on goal moments later courtesy of a good ball over the top from Brad Hills, but the former shot narrowly wide of the post.

The City U18s captain made a good block at the other end to deny Fenton Heard.

Heard then shot wide of the post before Reindorf did the same at the other end with half an hour played.

Heard had another shot go wide moments later, before Reindorf fired over the bar on the brink of half-time.

Hall had a shot deflected wide for West Brom early in the second half before City had a good chance to go level.

Ola Okeowo picked out substitute Oscar Thorn with a clever ball down the right wing, who drilled a cross in for Aboh to shoot over.

Aboh then headed over from a Lewis Shipley cross as Norwich continued to hunt an equaliser.

Reindorf put a free-kick into a dangerous area in the 68th minute but it wasn't attacked at the far post.

With six minutes remaining, Aboh headed a Norwich corner over the bar as the score remained 1-0 to West Brom.

Hall almost doubled the lead for the away side in the 89th minute, but saw his shot go into the side netting.

Norwich City: St Paul, Okeowo, Shipley, Hills (C), Trialist, Pinyoun, Reindorf, McCabe (Roberts 62'), Aboh, Coker (Thorn 62'), Trialist Subs not used: Ansen, Trialist, Doy Goals: Bookings: Trialist (60'), Roberts (71')

West Brom: Hollingshead, Williams, Shaw, Hall (C), Machisa, Chidi, Oliver, Richards, Walker (Love 63'), Heard, Hurlock Subs not used: Hudd, Lamb, Ngoma, Olofinjana Goals: Hurlock (18') Bookings: Richards (36')

HT: 0-1 Venue: Lotus Training Centre

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