City Reserves end season with defeat

Norwich City Res 0, Luton Town Res 1: City's second string lost only their second match of the year as their season came to an ignominious end at the Colney training centre.

Norwich City Res 0, Luton Town Res 1

City's second string lost only their second match of the year yesterday as their season came to an ignominious end at the Colney training centre.

A 52nd-minute goal by Elliott Osbourne-Ricketts was all that separated the two sides, but City failed to carve out the chances as they had done two days previously when they thumped Stevenage Borough Reserves 5-0.

Canaries midfielder Patrick Bexfield was unlucky with a 25-yard short on the hour mark and then saw a header touched on to the crossbar - only for Luke Daley to blast the rebound over an open goal.

Defeat left City in seventh place in the 10-team Pontins Holiday Combination East Division table, a whopping 17 points behind champions Ipswich.

t Norwich City Reserves: Arnold, Miller, Yong (O'Toole 83), Lathrope, Mclean, Halliday (Matthews 59), Bryne, Kelly, Daley, Bexfield, Smart.