Southampton Under-21s 1, Norwich City Under-21s 1

Josh Murphy scored in his second consecutive Premier League development game in Monday's 1-1 draw at Southampton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Josh Murphy scored in his second consecutive Premier League development game in Monday's 1-1 draw at Southampton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Monday, March 24, 2014
5:00 PM

Norwich City’s Josh Murphy maintained his hot streak in Monday’s Premier League development 1-1 draw against Southampton’s Under-21s on the south-coast.

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Murphy notched for Mark Robson’s squad in the previous home 3-0 win over Sunderland’s under-21s and the teenage wide player stepped up again to rifle a long range free kick past Cody Cropper before Sam McQueen equalised after the interval for the play-off chasing young Saints.

Robson’s squad remain on course for a top half finish with four games left in the inaugural competition which will secure them a place among the elite under next season’s proposed two-tier split.

Adel Gafaiti and Jamar Loza were not involved following their recent loan moves to Oldham Athletic and Southend United respectively and there was no place in the squad for Elliott Bennett who trained with the development squad earlier this month in a bid to step up his fitness after knee ligament surgery.

The Murphy twins combined after just two minutes, but Josh lifted over from close range. Sam Gallagher, who recently scored for Southampton’s first-team against the Canaries, tested Remi Matthews before Josh Murphy’s free-kick embarrassed Cropper from 30-yards out. City’s goalscorer went close to a second and Cameron Norman dragged wide but the hosts’ levelled in the 56th minute when McQueen superbly curled a strike past Matthews. McQueen then struck a post before substitute Omar Rowe rattled the crossbar, but Jacob Murphy almost edged City back in front in the final seconds when Matt Young hacked off the Saints’ line.

• Southampton: Cropper (Johns 90), Young, McCarthy, Turnbull, Targett, Gape, Reed, Sinclair (Rowe 78), McQueen (Flannigan 90), Seager, Gallagher. Subs (not used): Debayo, Hesketh.

• Goal: McQueen (56)

• Norwich City: Matthews, McNeil (Young 72), McFadden, Awuah, Toffolo, Jacob Murphy (Hodd 85), Norman, Grant, Josh Murphy, Hall-Johnson, Morris. Subs (not used): Killip, Lokko.

• Goal: Josh Murphy (17)

• Southend boss Phil Brown is hoping Loza can boost the Shrimpers’ League Two promotion push after he scored his first goal since joining on a month’s loan in Monday night’s 3-0 win over Oxford. The teenage forward sealed a victory which moved Brown’s side back into the final play-off place.

“I’m pleased to have Jamar with us,” said Brown. “He’s a quick striker who has a real eye for goal. There has just been a bit of quality missing in the final third in recent weeks, but hopefully he can provide that. He’s a young lad who will be hoping to make a big impression. He’s highly regarded at Norwich. In the last two seasons we have seen Britt Assombalonga and Cauley Woodrow come on loan to the club and make an impact. We’re hoping Jamar can do exactly the same.”

27 comments

  • So, you admit you made a ridiculous and over the top statement?

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    ncfc boy

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • A great result, well played the lads.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Do you have to have `badges` to have the right to an opinion, sharky?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • In the game that we all love. No one is superior. You are entitled to your opinion. Its never to late to learn. Oh and by the way, whats the point in lying on these boards. As you have done many times.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • hard to tell re Loza , but not much difference between him and RVW. In fact a bit bigger and faster. Good prospect.

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    sharky

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Waclor I think your knowledge of the game is very limited. I wish you would run away and play.Wonder why we never see a league of these games. Also I see that we didn't give a game to some players needing a game.

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    sharky

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • Ncfc you are probably right. There is no comparison. What should have happened though, is RVW should have been given some games in the U21 and see what happened. And to gain some confidence.The boy Loza has scored many at that level. He is ahead of Morrison now. Believe me I hope RVW comes good as I do know playing up front is a thankless task. I did it for many years. ;-)

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    sharky

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • On loan Loza MOTM for Southend tonight. Involved with all three goals.

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    sharky

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • So you stand by the statement that Loza is better than Dutch international Ricky Van Wolfswinkel. Remind me again why people regard you as "well connected"?

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • I've only ever lied to make you people dance for me. Such fun. I've never been so obnoxious as to suggest I can "get into most grounds without paying" or ever, embarrassing badly fudged in your case, claimed to have "insider knowledge".

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Brew you know that scoring goals is not what a forward is there for. Mr Hughton wants to know how well he tracked back and defended.

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    waclor

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • Btw, sharky, I too was pleased to see Loza`s name on the scoresheet and later read that he`d `won` a penalty and set up another goal. Good start for the lad. Does it indicate he`s now further along the development route than Carlton Morris? I ask, because you might know - and I`m interested!

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Personally, I enjoy Waclor's contributions, especially when they incorporate Seagulls and hamburgers. Come on, Sharky, lighten up.

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    User Removed

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Josh`s career prospects are careering downhill if he keeps scoring. He`ll never be worth £8.5m. Might have to release him on a `free`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • Cody Cropper....if ever there was a name made for a keeper making a mistake this is it!

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • NO.... sorry if its to much for your intelligence.

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    sharky

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • sharky

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Of course there is a vast difference in levels they play at. My point was that RVW could have done no better than Loza in that game. Loza is very quick has good ball control and touch. A real prospect, but we will see. I hope RVW scores this weekend as I want him to succeed. Oh and by the way Steely can you get into most grounds without paying ;-)

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    sharky

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • I noted that Wenger gave Jack Wilshire his premier league debut at the age of 16.

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    Lobbo

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • No. I don't lie to anonymous gullible people on the internet for a feeling of superiority either.

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    Steady On

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • "not much difference between him and RVW" Has ever a more stupid thing ever been uttered. Ricky is a full international for Holland, could you briefly detail Lozas international experience? You could also added how many premier league appearances and goals he's managed this season. RVW may be struggling but he has signed a 4 year deal, it's a 4 year project and berating him in the way some fans are just shows how petty they have become. It's going to be quite funny when Becchio goes on loan to league one next season and "rips up" that league and makes full transition to Cody McDonald. What are you guys going to say when Ricky comes good? That you are "Glad to be proven wrong"? that's the standard line you morons use, right?

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    ncfc boy

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Opps great English ;-)

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    sharky

    Monday, March 24, 2014

  • Cody Cropper....if ever there was a name for a goalie making a mistake this is it! Notice Gallagher played for them despite coming on a sub against NCFC. Nice that. Rules at NCFC seem to be if your even on the bench for the 1st team you cant play any part in a reserve game days later.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Cody Cropper....if ever there was a name made for a keeper making a mistake this is it!

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • RVW is clearly a quality player (Like Hooper) stuck in a system he (like Hooper) isn't best suited to. I said at the start of the season I thought he (and Hooper) would struggle to score regularly unless Hughtons style of play changed massively from last year. Quality players dont become useless over night.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • Wow! I got "LGBT" past the guard tower. Archie must be on a break.

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Somewhere along the line, I was told that Steady On is in fact a female poster. Assuming that ncfc boy is a male poster, they would be a match made in Heaven. I only hope they don't decide to arrange a date at the Plasterers next week. To avoid the righteous indignation of the LGBT, I should add that they would be a good match even if they were both the same gender, although statistically it's less likely.

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014

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