Norwich City pair off to Wembley as on-loan Carlton Morris wraps up Wembley final for Shrewsbury
PUBLISHED: 20:31 13 May 2018 | UPDATED: 20:31 13 May 2018
Norwich City striker Carlton Morris was the hero of the hour as Shrewsbury booked their place in the League One play-off final.
The strapping 22-year-old scored the goal which secured a 1-0 win over Charlton, completing a 2-0 aggregate success which earned Morris and his Canaries team-mate Ben Godfrey a Wembley date on May 27.
Morris struck in the 58th minute after a fine first touch set up a left-footed finish.
The striker was the toast of Shrewsbury when he scored the goal which took them to the EFL final at Wembley and he repeated the trick yesterday in Shropshire.
In the other League One play-off semi-final, Norwich-born Paul Warne, a former Wroxham player, saw his Rotherham side draw 2-2 at Scunthorpe. The Millers were on course to take a lead into Wednesday’s second leg but Cameron McGeehan, captain of City’s FA Youth Cup winning side of 2013, popped up with a late equaliser.
Another youngster flying the Canaries flag is Adam Idah, who is making a real name for himself in the U17 European Championship. On On Monday evening he comes face to face with an arch rival for the tournament’s goal boot.
Idah’s goals have helped take the Republic of Ireland to the quarter-finals of the tournament – being held in England – and at Chesterfield (7pm) they face the Dutch for a place in the final four.
The Canaries hot-shot has nine goals between qualifiers and the main tournament – one goal behind Chelsea’s Dutch striker Daishawn Redan.
The 17-year-old Idah – City’s Academy player of the season – scored the insurance goal as the Irish beat Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-0 on Friday to earn their date against the Dutch.
“I am delighted to get the win and for myself I was delighted to get the goal,” he said. “It’s lovely to score goals and as striker one of my goals is to score goals.
“Very proud to be in the quarter-finals. To get to the quarter-finals is unbelievable for us. We are a great team and we are very happy to get that far.”