Thursday, 19 April 2007

Burnley 3 Norwich City 0

A disappointing result but, from the reports I've read, an encouraging performance. To lose 3-0 away from home is never a great result, but with two of the goals coming in the last 5 minutes, Norwich were always in the game.

Losing Darren Huckerby with a back injury just before the game started meant that Kris Renton (pictured) made his first start after his brief debut on Saturday.

By the time yesterday's match ended, the Canaries had four teenagers on the field in 18-year-old striker Chris Martin, 16-year-old full debutant Kris Renton, 18-year-old midfielder Michael Spillane and, for the last four minutes, 17-year-old forward Bally Smart, making his senior debut. In addition, they had 18-year-olds Andrew Cave-Brown and Patrick Bexfield on the bench.
With the big local derby against Ipswich coming up on Sunday, let's hope we see a positive performance. The last few home matches against Ipswich have been disappointing so we're due a good one.

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