Chelsea Under-18s returned to winning ways as braces from Donnell McNeilly and Tyrique George, as well as goals from Shumaira Mheuka and Michael Golding, saw us hit six past Norwich.
After last week’s defeat against Fulham, our young Blues showed their goalscoring capabilities in this goalfest.
The Canaries did score three goals, but Chelsea were dominant and were fully deserving of the victory.
We got off to a great start as McNeill was in the right place to sweep home after good work from George who grabbed the assist.
McNeilly turned provider soon after as his pinpoint cross found the head of Mheuka who powered it home.
George, who was having a great game, added to the lead with a fine solo goal which saw him beat defenders on the way to goal.
The dominance from our young Blues was clear and they were putting on a show as they headed into the half-time break three goals up.
Soon after the break Josh Acheampong fouled Alfie Pinyoun in the box and the resulting penalty was converted by Elliot Myles.
The goal did nothing to derail us as we scored a fourth. The persistence of George saw him convert after his initial shot was dropped by the Norwich goalkeeper.
Three minutes later we scored a fifth goal, and it came through Golding who did well to compose himself and finish with a sublime effort that gave the keeper no chance.
Almost immediately after the fifth, we bagged our sixth and it was McNeilly again showing his striker instincts to be in the right place at the right time.
Norwich scored quickfire goals of their own through Myles and Damari Daley to reduce the arrears to 6-3.
The game would end with us in the ascendancy as there were opportunities to add to our healthy lead, but we would settle for an impressive 6-3 scoreline.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Luke Campbell; Josh Acheampong, Travis Akomeah (c), Kaiden Wilson, Harrison Murray-Campbell; Harrison McMahon, Michael Golding, Donnell McNeilly; Tyrique George, Frankie Runham (Chinonso Chibueze 78), Shumaira Mheuka (Ollie Harrison 45).
Unused subs: Kai Crampton, Ryan McAidoo, Saheed Olagunju.
Booked: Harrison Murray-Campbell 68.
Scorers: Donnell McNeilly 4, 55; Shumaira Mheuka 16; Tyrique George 41, 51; Michael Golding 54.
Norwich (4-3-3): Caleb Ansen; Benjamin Barker McCabe (Kingston Simbai 45), Jaiden Owen; Miles Bracking; Tyler Williams, Lloyd Ofori-Manteaw, Elliot Myles (Errol Mundle-Smith 73), Uriah Djedje (Hugo Valencia Gomez 55), Damari Daley (Harrison Thompson 80), La’Sean Sealey (Pedro Amadou 73), Alfie Pinyoun.
Booked: Benjamin Barker McCabe 11; Miles Bracking 84.
Scorers: Elliot Myles 60; Damari Daley 62.
Penalty goal: Elliot Myles 46.