Norwich City ended their winning start to pre-season with a draw against Stevenage on Tuesday night.
The Canaries blew a two goal lead as the hosts scored just before halftime to pull a goal back, before equalising in the second half.
Whilst Stevenage were able to boast a different XI for each half, Norwich could only muster up five subs for the whole match, with one not being introduced until the 77th minute.
Steven Naismith, Marley Watkins, Russell Martin and Alex Tettey were among those missing from the teamsheet.
City got off to the perfect start; Jamal Lewis won a penalty, with Nelson Oliveira tucking home the spot-kick – having now scored in each of City’s three friendlies.
Alex Pritchard then doubled Norwich’s lead. His shot from the edge of the area deflected in to make it 2-0.
Stevenage pulled one back through a mistake. Ben Godfrey’s pass back was intercepted, before the hosts prodded in a goal from six-yards out.
Godfrey’s night got worse, as he gave away a penalty for handball in the second half. It was converted and Stevenage salvaged a draw.
Picking a man of the match has been fairly easy, with one name standing out; Harrison Reed.
The on-loan Southampton midfielder played 77 minutes and really impressed in a holding role.
He was quick to intercept the ball and get back into his own box to cut out crosses.
Reed was crisp with his passing and kept the ball moving, allowing City’s forward players to do what they do best.
He came off with a knock, replaced by James Husband, so hopefully it’s nothing serious.