Ipswich Town U18 1, Norwich City U18 1

It finished honours even in the first East Anglian derby of the FA Premier Academy League season at Playford Road.

City took the game to Town right from the off and Conor O'Donnell had to be alert to save from Josh Murphy at the near post in the opening minutes.

Town went close with a header from Joe Wright but at the other end O'Donnell came to the home side's rescue again, saving with an outstretched leg from Jamar Loza.

The visitors were in the driving seat and Harry Barker forced O'Donnell into yet another save, the Town 'keeper needing two attempts to gather the ball.

On a rare Ipswich attack, Remi Matthews had to make a save from a Callum Bennett header, before Ricky Martin was forced into an early change when Jacob Murphy, nursing an injured ankle, was replaced by Joe Peacock.

Late in the half City had a big penalty shout turned down by referee Foreman when Murphy appeared to be brought down in the area.

Norwich started the second half with a free-kick on the edge of the area that Michael Clunan almost curled into the top corner but O'Donnell made the save of the game, turning the ball round for a corner.

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Carel Tiofack almost opened the scoring for Ipswich with a near-post effort, but on 65 minutes Norwich finally broke the deadlock when the lively Joshua Murphy raced clear of the Town defence before slipping the ball past O'Donnell.

Their lead lasted all of 60 seconds, however, as Town hit back when City failed to clear a loose ball, allowing Jack Marriott to finish from close range.

Mariott threatened again shortly afterwards but failed to get his effort on target.

O'Donnell made sure both teams took something from the game when he got down well to save from Murphy late in the game.

• Ipswich Town Under-18: O'Donnell, Jones, October, Wright, Maduako, Thorsteinnson, Scotcher (Lawrence, 75), Bennett, Marriott, Simmons, Tiofack (Winter, 75). Subs (not used): Meikle, Timlin, Hammond.

• Norwich City Under-18: Matthews, Florence, Wyatt, Clunan, Barker, McKenzie, Jacob Murphy (Peacock, 22), McGeehan, Loza, Hall-Johnson, Joshua Murphy. Subs (not used): Dobbs, Lokko, Carroll, Norman.

• City man of match: Harry Barker.