Norwich City U18s 1, Charlton Athletic U18s 4
Ricky Martin saw his young side outplayed at Colney on Saturday as visitors Charlton took all three points.
Norwich almost took the lead inside the first five minutes after they hit Charlton on the break but captain Patrick Drmola lifted his effort over the bar.
With 22 minutes on the clock it was the Canaries who were on the end of a quick break and Charlton's Adebayo Azeez made no mistake slipping the ball past Remi Matthews in the City goal.
Before City had a chance to recover Charlton doubled their advantage on 25 minutes when Tobi Silva raced onto a through ball and rounded Matthews before sliding the ball into an empty net.
The home side could have found themselves three goals adrift moments later but Bradley Goldberg saw his effort go just wide of the far post.
Jacob Murphy saw an effort from the edge of the area turned round by Dillion Phillips but with 32 minutes on the clock Silva was on hand at the far post to fire Charlton three goals to the good after some poor defending by Norwich.
Martin introduced strikers Reece Hall-Johnson and Jamar Loza at the start of the second half and it paid dividends on 47 minutes after a great run by Jacob Murphy saw him send in a low cross that Hall-Johnson converted at the near post.
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City looked a different side as they pinned the visitors back and they were given a golden opportunity to get back into the game when Dean Florence was fouled, unfortunately for Norwich Harry Toffolo saw his spot kick well saved by Phillips.
Matthews made a good save to deny Azeez while at the other end Hall -Johnson saw a shot go just over the bar after good work again by Jacob Murphy.
Jacob Murphy was causing plenty of problems down the right wing and it was a cross from him that was almost turned in by a Charlton defender but Phillips made a point blank save to spare the blushes of his team mate.
The visitors put the result beyond any doubt after City failed to clear a corner allowing Harry Lennon to lift the ball over Matthews.
Norwich then had a big shout for a penalty turned down when Loza appeared to be brought down, but referee Mr Keeble was unimpressed.
The lively Hall-Johnson saw an effort deflected wide for a corner from which Taylor McKenzie headed just over, as Charlton saw the final minutes out.
• Norwich City: Matthews, Barker, Toffolo, Clunan, McFadden (Hall-Johnson, 45), McKenzie, Jacob Murphy, Florence, Drmola (Loza 45), Kelly, Josh Murphy (Dodds, 66). Subs not used: Cable, McGeehan.
• Charlton Athletic: Phillips, Cousins, Fox (Pigott, 80), Poyet, Ajayi, Lennon, Jordan, Muldoon, Azeez (Holmes, 80), Goldberg (Harriott, 68), Silva.
• Norwich City Man of the Match: Reece Hall-Johnson