Norwich U18s 2-4 Spurs
05 October 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
A late rally from Norwich City wasn’t enough to overturn a four-goal deficit as our Under-18s secured a 4-2 win against the Canaries on Saturday lunchtime.
Goals from Christian Maghoma, Anthony Georgiou, plus a brace from Nathan Oduwa, saw the lads race into a 4-0 lead at Norwich’s Colney Training Centre, and despite two goals from the hosts in the final 15 minutes, a win for us never looked in doubt as the lads made it seven wins from seven in the Barclays Under-18 Premier League.
We didn’t take long to get into our stride, taking the lead in only the second minute as Christian Maghoma slotted past Canaries keeper Marko Cancar amid a crowded penalty box.
Nine minutes later, Georgiou let fly, only to see his effort strike the upright, and as we continued to flex our muscles, Oduwa’s close-range effort was well saved by Cancar.
Our pressure told with just over 10 minutes until the break, as we rattled the hosts with two goals in as many minutes.
Georgiou found the net via the post in the 33rd minute after being set up by Akindayini, before Oduwa finished off another attack to put us 3-0 up.
Norwich’s best chance of the half fell to Ray Grant, as his free-kick clipped the post, while we also hit the woodwork as the game approached the hour mark, Will Miller’s effort striking the crossbar.
Oduwa netted his second of the match in the 64th minute from inside the 18-yard box as we further extended our lead, but as the game entered its latter throes, Norwich pulled a goal back when Jamie Eaton-Collins fed Cameron King to hit the target with 76 minutes on the watch.
Another consolation goal for the Canaries in the 90th minute wrapped up proceedings, as Rhys Browne shrugged off a couple of challenges before finishing well, but it wasn’t enough to deny our impressive youngsters another victory.
Spurs: McGee, Walker-Peters (Walkes 67), Carter-Vickers, Maghoma, Ogilvie, Lesniak, Onomah, Miller (Goddard 67), Oduwa, Akindayini, Georgiou (Harrison 53).