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A good performance from us

20 December 2016

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Damien Johnson was delighted with his side's display as the Under-23s defeated Norwich City 3-1 on Monday afternoon.

A first half header from Joe Rankin-Costello was followed up by two late goals from Connor Mahoney as they claimed a deserved three points.

The development squad boss felt the result was fully deserved against what was a strong Norwich outfit.

"It was a good performance from us," said Johnson. "The lads showed good character throughout.

"We played very well, we dominated the first half in terms of possession and scored a good goal.

"But they got back into the game with a really poor penalty decision as the foul was outside the box. The referee apologised afterwards.

"The lads could have felt sorry for themselves, but I felt pretty confident we'd get more chances and we did. We looked like scoring every time we broke forward, Mahoney, Rankin-Costello and Connor Thomson were all threatening.

"It is pleasing to get some goals, we had been due some."

The Under-23s aren't now back in action until after the Christmas break when they play Swansea City at Leyland on Monday 9th January.

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