|03.11.12 Norwich City U18s 1 Blackburn Rovers U18s 3|
|Saturday, 03 November 2012 19:45|
Blackburn Rovers paid their first ever visit to Colney on Saturday and made the long trip worthwhile when they snapped up all three points against a Norwich side that contained five unfamiliar faces.
City keeper Liam Sharpe was called into action early in the first-half to make a save to deny Blackburn’s Jordan Preston, while at the other end City’s only effort worthy of mention in a disappointing first-half saw Josh Saremento strike the side netting.
The visitors took the lead on 39 minutes when a far post cross eluded the City defence, allowing Callum Harris to find the net.
City needed to step up their game as the second half got underway and they did just that when on 53 minutes some good build up play from Carlton Morris allowed Roderick Young to fire the ball into the roof of the net.
City were playing their best football of the game and Lewis Hayden pulled a shot just wide of the Rovers goal while Young fired a shot over after cutting in from the right.
With 65 minutes on the clock the visitors restored their lead when a quick break down the right flank saw Preston send in an inviting cross that Ryan Humphreys converted at the far post.
For City substitute Rian Carroll sent a shot across the face of the goal but with 75 minutes on the clock Rovers extended their lead when Humphreys was on hand at the far post to secure his second and Rovers’ third.
City Line-Up: Sharpe, Wyatt, Grant [Toffolo 68], Hayden, McFadden [Carroll 45], Lokko, Sarmento, Heath [Freeman 45] Morris, McGeehan, Young.
Subs Not Used: Gill, Hodd.
Norwich City Man of the Match: Carlton Morris.
Match Report and Photos courtesy of John Landamore