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Norwich City 4 SC Bonner 1: Sam Byram makes his mark in Canaries' practice match win

PUBLISHED: 19:23 16 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:31 17 July 2019

Adam Idah notches his second against SC Bonner in Tuesday's practice game at Harsewinkel
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Adam Idah notches his second against SC Bonner in Tuesday's practice game at Harsewinkel Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Sam Byram served up an assist on his first Norwich City outing as Adam Idah's brace helped secure a 4-1 win over SC Bonner in a behind-closed-doors practice match on Tuesday night at the club's German training base.

Daniel Farke greets SC Bonner manager Thorsten Nehrbauer before the practice game 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdDaniel Farke greets SC Bonner manager Thorsten Nehrbauer before the practice game Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

City took on the fourth tier regional side on the second game of their week-long stay, with Byram making a second half cameo following his move from West Ham.

Idah's early opener was cancelled out by Patrick Schikowski before the Republic of Ireland youth international swept home a clinical second prior to the break.

Onel Hernandez cashed in on Byram's burst to add a third and Teemu Pukki opened his account for the new campaign with a close range finish in the 80th minute from Emi Buendia's rebounded effort.

The lower league side, who compete at the same level as Daniel Farke's former clubs SV Lippstadt and Borussia Dortmund II, provided another competitive tune up in front of a small pocket of City fans.

Sam Byram featured for his new club in a practice game on Tuesday night Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdSam Byram featured for his new club in a practice game on Tuesday night Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Todd Cantwell was fit to be included in the 16-man squad and also came on at the interval having sat out the opening friendly against Arminia Bielefeld.

Grant Hanley captained the team with Jamal Lewis again deployed alongside him in the absence of Timm Klose and injured duo Christoph Zimmermann and Ben Godfrey.

Idah was supported by Dennis Srbeny and Marco Stiepermann. Michael McGovern was named in goal with Ralf Fährmann on the bench alongside Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia.

Moritz Leitner was deployed in a deeper midfield role Patrick Roberts and Hernandez offering the width.

Patrick Schikowski of SC Bonner goes close during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Patrick Schikowski of SC Bonner goes close during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

Roberts was pivotal to City's opening goal in the ninth minute, driving infield to slot a perfectly weighted pass for the unmarked Idah who turned and fired in the same motion past Omerbasic from just inside the penalty area.

The SC keeper almost gifted Norwich a second in the 18th minute when spilt Philip Heise's inswinging free kick but re-gathered on his goal line.

Idah was heavily involved again in the 25th minute with a run into the channel to collect Srbeny's clipped pass before rolling into Stiepermann to test Omerbasic who produced a flying parry.

Max Aarons' dancing feet tricked his way past two Bonner defenders on the half hour but his clipped cross evaded Hernandez.

Todd Cantwell of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Todd Cantwell of Norwich in action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

Omerbasic conjured a superb reaction stop to claw out Stiepermann's goalbound shot in the 32nd minute following a cheeky no look pass inside from Idah to Roberts.

Hernandez was similarly frustrated by the over-worked keeper shortly after but the visitors levelled in the 36th minute when Schikowski controlled a chip and coolly slotted past McGovern.

But City went back in front through an excellent Idah finish, getting across his marker five yards out to guide Heise's inviting centre past the diving Omerbasic following a clever step over from Srbeny to Leitner's pass.

Byram replaced Aarons at the break, with Cantwell and Fährmann also stepping in from the bench.

Adam Idah of Norwich and Nico Perrey of SC Bonner in action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Adam Idah of Norwich and Nico Perrey of SC Bonner in action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

SC Bonner's robust approach led to a couple of yellow cards in the opening 15 minutes of the second half, with Hanley minded to have a word with the referee.

Cantwell's rising shot cleared the bar on the hour mark with Norwich hunting a third before Roberts' skied over on the half volley following Hernandez's dart.

Leitner and Cantwell combined with a sharp bout of passing to free Srbeny who in turn shovelled the ball onto Roberts but the loanee choked his shot.

Schikowski spurned a big chance to level in the 67th minute on a rare SC raid when he swivelled and guided a close range shot the wrong side of Fährmann's left-hand post.

The unusual setting for yesterday's friendly matchThe unusual setting for yesterday's friendly match

Byram made his mark in the 70th minute with a burst to the byline and cut back despatched at the back post by the sliding Hernandez.

Pukki and Buendia were given the final 15 minutes and wasted little time in combining to seal this friendly win - Buendia's blocked shot pounced on by Pukki to score from inside the six yard box.

- Norwich City: McGovern (Fährmann 45), Aarons (Byram 45), Hanley, Lewis, Heise, Leitner, Roberts (Buendia 75), Srbeny, Stiepermann (Cantwell 45), Hernandez, Idah (Pukki 75). Subs (all used).

Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke and the Norwich bench during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke and the Norwich bench during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

- Goals: Idah (9, 39), Hernandez (70), Pukki (80)

- SC Bonner (starting XI): Omerbasic, Weber, Schikowski, Holldack, Schmidt, Fillinger, Pjetrovic, Perry, Loffelsend, Schumacher, Fikisi.

Patrick Schikowski of SC Bonner scores his sides 1st goal during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Patrick Schikowski of SC Bonner scores his sides 1st goal during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

- Goal: Schikowski (36)

Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

Norwich City's Joint Majority Shareholder Delia Smith and Norwich City's Joint Majority Shareholder Michael Wynn-Jones watch the action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Norwich City's Joint Majority Shareholder Delia Smith and Norwich City's Joint Majority Shareholder Michael Wynn-Jones watch the action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

Teemu Pukki of Norwich scores his sides 4th goal during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Teemu Pukki of Norwich scores his sides 4th goal during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

Grant Hanley of Norwich heads for goal during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Grant Hanley of Norwich heads for goal during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

Moritz Leitner of Norwich puts the ball in the net but the Moritz Leitner of Norwich puts the ball in the net but the "goal" is ruled out for offside during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

Patrick Roberts of Norwich and Jasper Loffelsand of SC Bonner in action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Patrick Roberts of Norwich and Jasper Loffelsand of SC Bonner in action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

Max Aarons of Norwich, Mario Weber of SC Bonner and Jannik Stoffels of SC Bonner in action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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16/07/2019Max Aarons of Norwich, Mario Weber of SC Bonner and Jannik Stoffels of SC Bonner in action during the Pre-season friendly match at Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/07/2019

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