First half goals from Louis Cutajar
and Ian Hunter
were enough to gain the Planters all three points against Premier Division strugglers Walsham-le-Willows.
and Jordan Blyth
were immediate recalls having been unavailable against CRC with Tom Jeal
and Louis Cutajar
stepping up from the bench, Carl Poppy
, Lee Hunter
Andy Key and Kieran Doherty
all dropping to the bench.
The Planters started strongly and after seven minutes Ian Hunter
's free kick was comfortably held by visiting keeper Duncan McAnally.
Despite the early domination there was a scare when Ollie Hughes shot over the bar from an acute angle.
The Planters were in front a minute later following a good move down the left, the ball was crossed to Jordan Blyth
whose first time shot was well saved by McAnally, but Cutajar was on hand to bundle the ball home at the far post.
did well to provide King with a shooting opportunity outside the box but McAnally held the shot.
At the other end Ben Nower
was called into action with a good reaction save to deny James Tatham's point blank header.
The Planters were definitely in the ascendancy and Mustapha and King combined well on the halfway line to send Mustapha clear but his shot was once again straight at McAnally.
then sent Blyth through but McAnally did well to come out and claim at the striker's feet.
There was another scare for the Planters when Paul Musgrove's free kick was headed over by Will Brown.
In the 45th minute the Planters were able to double their lead after a good build up down the left, George Wilson helped the ball into the path of Ian Hunter
who saw his first time shot deflected past McAnally.
Referee Steve Artis baffled the crowd by adding five minutes stoppage time and in the last of those Martin McNeil
was well positioned on the line to head clear from Paul Musgrove's free kick from wide on the right.
Walsham-le-Willows opened the second half more aggressively and just a minute after the break Hughes headed a cross from the right inches past the far post.
With the visitors piling more men forward their were opportunities for a quick break and Ian Hunter
outpaced the defence and his cross to the far post fell to Cutajar, but he was unable to bring it under control.
The home defence were coping comfortably with all the visitors pressure and at the other end McAnally was out quickly to deny Mustapha by collecting at the strikers feet.
Blyth hit a good cross shot from the corner of the penalty area but it flashed just wide of the far post.
Walsham-le-Willows gave themselves hope in the 81st minute when a cross from the left was touched home at the near post by Charlie Robinson.
The Planters thought they should have restored their two goal cushion five minutes later when Mustapha lobbed McAnally only to be denied by the linesman's offside flag.
In injury time Mustapha was brought down on the edge of the box but the strikers penalty appeal was waved aside by the referee.
Deep into stoppage time Mustapha rounded McAnally but pulled his shot from an acute angle across the face of goal and wide of the far post.
Norwich United: Nower, Shipley, Jeal, Lovelock, McNeil, Wilson, I Hunter, King (Poppy 71), Mustapha, Blyth, Cutajar (Doherty 57). Unused subs: Bennett, L Hunter, Key.
Walsham-le-Willows: McAnally, Diaper (Hammond 90+4), Musgrove, Lambert, Fenner, Foster, Hughes, Robinson, Brown (Roberts (73), Tatham (Sim 64), Brame.
Referee: S Artis. Assistants: P Smith & R Pace.