Chelsea Under-18s survived a second half comeback from Norwich City as they defeated The Canaries 3-2 at Cobham this morning.
The Blues raced into a 2-0 first half lead in Surrey but failed to impress in the second period as the visitors fought back.
Ed Brand’s side got off to the perfect start, taking the lead inside two minutes. Xavier Simons played in George Nunn to calmly score with his head.
It was soon 2-0 to The Blues when Pierre Ekwah Elimby lashed a low free-kick into the net.
Chelsea then went on to spurn a whole host of good goalscoring chances as they failed to add to their lead before the break.
Elimby netted the South West Londoners’ third goal 20 minutes into the second half when he thumped the ball into the roof of the net from long range.
Chelsea were cruising and they arguably let their foot of the gas in the final 25 minutes of the contest as Norwich City pulled two goals back. First, John Rowe capitalised on some shaky defensive play from the hosts to score before the winger notched his second goal at the death following a pass from Tyrese Omotoye.
Chelsea held out for the three points but manager Brand will be looking for a more complete performance when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cobham in the Under-18 Premier League Cup later this month.