Norfolk Senior Cup final: Norwich City Under-21s 2, Wroxham 0

Norwich City U21 winning the Norfolk Senior Cup Final at Carrow Road in their match against Wroxham.

Norwich City U21 winning the Norfolk Senior Cup Final at Carrow Road in their match against Wroxham. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich's second-string rounded off a great five days for the club by winning the Norfolk Senior Cup tonight.

Norwich City U21 winning the Norfolk Senior Cup Final at Carrow Road in their match against Wroxham.

Norwich City U21 winning the Norfolk Senior Cup Final at Carrow Road in their match against Wroxham. Photo: Steve Adams

Goals in either half from Oli Durojaiye and Cameron McGeehan saw the Canaries lift the county's top football prize for the first time since 1989. Their Carrow Road success followed hot on the heels of the under-18s' stunning FA Youth Cup triumph at Stamford Bridge on Monday and the weekend's glory of the first team preserving their Premier League status for another season.

Norwich City U21 winning the Norfolk Senior Cup Final at Carrow Road in their match against Wroxham.

Norwich City U21 winning the Norfolk Senior Cup Final at Carrow Road in their match against Wroxham. Photo: Steve Adams

Delighted young Canaries' boss Scott Marshall said: 'It's great. There was a bit of pressure on the boys after the Youth Cup win on Monday and the first team doing so well on Saturday so it was good to finish off a good few days for the club.

'The boys can play better and we wanted to take advantage of the nice pitch and the big area out there but all credit to Wroxham. They made it difficult for us and competed all the way through.'

The non-league men didn't look overawed by the occasion as they started well against City's 'reserve' side – a handful of which helped stun Chelsea over two legs.

City soon started to show their professional class after a slow start with Michael Clunan dictating play and spraying passes around the Carrow Road turf. His fine curling effort from edge of the box in the 16th minute looked destined for the back of the net until Scott Howie pulled off a fine fingertip save to deny him.

Marshall's men didn't have to wait long to take the lead though. Jacob Murphy's slide-rule ball found Rhys Browne who, going away from goal, was scythed down by Matthew Halliday. Up stepped Durojaiye to cooly score his third goal in the season's competition and give the Yellows the lead.

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City controlled proceedings for a while until David Batch's Ryman Division One North charges ended the half as impressively as they had started it. Ben Lewis' long throw created their best chance of grabbing an equaliser. However, Ben Thompson half-volleyed wide on the turn when well positioned inside the box. With a little more luck he could have got his name on the scoresheet minutes later. However, Ewan McNeil's headed clearance from a corner – which cannoned into the Wroxham frontman – found the safety of Remi Matthews' strapping frame.

On the stroke of half-time Matt Daniels raced clear only to shoot straight at the City shot-stopper to leave the part-timers behind at the break.

Talented youngster Payton Swatman, played in excellently by Ross Durrant, went close to levelling matters after the re-start before some sloppy defending gifted Norwich a second. Batch's boys failed to clear their lines more than once and Clunan's delightful cross was nodded home by an unmarked McGeehan.

Jacob Murphy had a great chance to make the game safe minutes later but Howie raced off his line to save with his legs. The 'keeper kept up his impressive night to deny Jacob Murphy again before Thompson should have reduced the arrears. Unfortunately, he failed to get his head onto Swatman's inviting centre with about 15 minutes left.

Substitute Josh Murphy nearly bagged a fine solo goal but shot wide. Yet it didn't matter as City won on a night where their village opponents also did themselves proud in defeat.

Norwich U21s: Matthews, McNeil, Wyatt, McGeehan (King, 61), Sheriff, Gafaiti, Durojaiye, Clunan, Jacob Murphy (Josh Murphy, 70), Hodd, Browne. Subs not used: Lokko, Norman, Randall. Goals: Durojaiye (pen, 22), McGeehan (54).

Wroxham: Howie, Lewis, Gordon, Eastaugh, Halliday, Carus, Durrant (Marsden, 83), Self (Harty, 70), Thompson, Daniels, Swatman (Cook, 79). Subs not used: Starkings, Jones.

Referee: P. Burnham

Attendance: 759