City pegged back but McKenzie is back on the mark

Last updated : 20 February 2006 By Rick Lamb
After scraping together a side for parts of the season, Nigel Worthington may soon have an embarrassment of striking riches to choose from.

Leon McKenzie and Ryan Jarvis, both absent for large parts of City's return to the Championship, staked their claims for the first team with a first half goal apiece against Chelsea reserves at Carrow Road. Their endeavours were not enough to secure victory, however, as the Blues came back to claim an entertaining 2-2 draw.

McKenzie got the Canaries off the mark early on, converting a penalty awarded for a foul on Ian Henderson. It was the former Peterborough man's first goal since August, and will increase the pressure on Worthington to start McKenzie at his old club Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Ryan Jarvis, playing in the same side as his brother Rossi again, made it two when he tapped in after good work from McKenzie in the 18th minute.

The visitors, however, were level by half time thanks to a Danny Hollands chip and a deflected effort from Jimmy Smith.

McKenzie and Ryan Jarvis were both withdrawn after the hour mark, while Henderson, Jason Jarrett and Simon Charlton were given 90 minutes to stake their claims for inclusion for the trip to Selhurst Park.