Half-Time Report: Cameron Jerome gives Norwich City lead over Bolton Wanderers

Cameron Jerome's eighth goal of the season gives Norwich a 1-0 half-time lead over Bolton and puts the Canaries on course for their first Championship win in six.

Cameron Jerome's eighth goal of the season has given Norwich City a 1-0 lead at the halfway point of their Championship match with Bolton Wanderers tonight.

The Stoke City loanee opened the scoring after 12 minutes at Carrow Road to put the promotion hopefuls on course for a first victory in six matches.

Gary O'Neil of Norwich City tackles Mark Davies of Bolton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Bolton Wanderers at Carrow Road on October 31, 2014© Getty Images

Darren Pratley's first-minute volley was easily held by Canaries keeper John Ruddy, who was not forced into another save during the remainder of the half.

Alexander Tettey also tried his luck from range in the early moments, driving forward and shooting narrowly off target from 25 yards after robbing Neil Danns of possession.

Norwich's breakthrough started and finished with Jerome, who won a flick-on above Matt Mills before racing away from the defender to collect a pass from Jonny Howson and calmly poke past Andy Lonergan.

Dorian Dervite made an important block from Steven Whittaker to keep Bolton's deficit at one, after the full-back had made a lung-busting run forward to be found on the overlap by Nathan Redmond.

Redmond himself threatened when he cut inside from the right and shot wide with his left foot, while Kyle Lafferty's dipping shot was well held by Lonergan as Norwich had the better chances of an even 45 minutes in terms of possession and territory.

Northern Ireland's forward Kyle Lafferty (C) celebrates scoring against Hungary during a qualification match for EURO 2016 between Hungary and Northern Ireland on September 7, 2014
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