Charlton U18s 3, Norwich City U18s 1

A young Norwich City side put on a brave performance before going down at Sparrows Lane.

Although defeated, they are still top of the league courtesy of Southampton's home win over Crystal Palace.

It was an inswinging corner on 13 minutes that undid the visitors, taken by Warren towards the unguarded far post where Pigott gained height to power in a header beyond Steer.

Norwich however started to gain in confidence with Kelly and Ball forcing good saves from Hall in the Charlton goal.

On 26 minutes Loza should have levelled as he made room for himself, but his shot was blocked.

On 34 minutes Charlton keeper Hall kept out Ball's attempt on goal.

Miller-Rodney was a handful for Charlton as he got to grips in midfield.

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The Canaries took the game to Charlton, and were rewarded on 67 minutes after Hall-Johnson set up Ball, and his looping strike from around 20 yards beat Hall to his top left corner, for one of the goals of the season.

But just a few minutes later Norwich failed to clear their penalty area and, lurking inside the six yard area, Harriott finished off as Steer could only push the ball upwards into the roof of the net.

With just nine minutes remaining Charlton sealed their victory with a splendid run by Morris ending with a rasping strike from 25 yards that beat Steer.

Ironically, City could face Charlton in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.

The draw has given the young Canaries a tie against the Addicks or Bury Town at Carrow Road and will be played before December 11.

City will discover their opponents on Saturday. Bury made it into the second round after coming back from 4-1 down to beat Bromley 5-4 on Saturday.

• Norwich City: Steer, Barker, Toffolo, Miller-Rodney, Jones, Gordon, Hall-Johnson, Dobbs, Loza, Ball, Kelly.

Subs: Matthews, Florence (for Barker, 41), Clunan (for Miller-Rodney, 62), Simons (for Hall-Johnson, 74).