Norwich City U18 1, Fulham U18 1
An equaliser a minute into stoppage time denied City's Academy team victory at Colney on Tuesday. But Ricky Martin's side had created more than enough chances to put the result beyond doubt in a first 45 minutes they had totally dominated.
As early as the first 20 seconds they could have opened the scoring when Theo Jones fed the ball over the Fulham defence for Jack Werndly to lift an effort over the keeper but just wide of the target. Remy Gordon was then denied by Fulham keeper Joronen after a superb individual run before combining with captain Matthew Ball to set up a good opening for Werndly, who failed to hit the target from close range.
Norwich opened the scoring in the 26th minute after a good run from Oakley, who crossed for Josh Dawkin to crash in the ball.
Fulham might have equalised shortly after through Trotta but City 'keeper Remi Matthews made a good point-blank save. Shortly before the break Oakley went close again with a shot across goal after good work from Alex Stephens.
After the break Dawkin and Harry Barker went close for City, but it needed another good save from Matthews to deny Trotta.
Fulham stepped up their game in the second half and Matthews did well to make a double save to deny Owusu-Ahsah. It looked as though City would take all three points but, as the game moved into injury time, Frei crashed a header onto the bar and – with the City defence frozen – Trotta dived to head in the rebound.
• Norwich City Under-18: Matthews, Barker, Gordon, Brindley, McKenzie, Jones, Oakley, Dawkin, Werndly (Florence, 69), Ball, Stephens (Kelly, 60). Subs not used: Gunn, Dobbs, Loza.
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• Fulham Under-18: Joronen, Marquez-Sanchez, Maloney, Pritchard, Toure, Pierre, Frei, Minkwitz, Trotta, Owusu-Ansah, Banya (Barroilhet, 75). Subs not used: Smith, Cosgrove, Monguel, Reece.
• City man of match: Theo Jones.