A first-half goal by Harry Charsley gave David Unsworth's Everton Under-23s a 1-0 victory against Derby County at Pride Park this evening.
A young Toffees side had to work hard for the win against a far more experienced home team, who included no less than seven players with first-team experience in their starting line-up.
Everton moved the ball well in the opening period, with Dennis Adeniran particularly eye-catching in midfield with his strong running and accurate distribution.But Everton were restricted to long-range efforts during the early exchanges.
The Blues took the lead on 29 minutes when Harry Charsley found space inside the box before sliding home a typically neat finish.
Everton had to survive some Derby pressure in the closing minutes of the first period but the lead was almost doubled on the stroke of half-time when Adeniran curled a lovely shot just wide of the target.
The home side showed more of an attacking threat in the second 45 minutes but Everton defended resolutely to keep 17-year old goalkeeper, Joe Hilton, largely untroubled.
Indeed, an Everton foray forward almost created a second goal when a low effort from Antony Evans skidded off the rain-saturated surface and narrowly past the upright.
This was a fine win for the Blues and just reward for the gritty determination they showed to hang onto the lead as Derby pressed for an equaliser late on.
Everton U23s: Hilton, Jones, Garbutt, Baningime, Feeney, Gibson, Evans, Charsley, Sambou (73' Donkor), Adeniran (73' Foulds), Henen (80' Markelo).
Subs not used: Hansen, Broadhead.
Match Report at EvertonFC.com
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1 Posted 18/09/2017 at 10:37:01
2 Posted 18/09/2017 at 14:57:57
3 Posted 18/09/2017 at 15:58:41
4 Posted 18/09/2017 at 16:00:52
5 Posted 18/09/2017 at 17:37:53
Anyone know if Lookman, Kenny and Niasse are likely to be involved?
6 Posted 18/09/2017 at 18:28:39
7 Posted 18/09/2017 at 18:35:47
Oh it's changed! It was the league table!!
It also says that it can only be watched on YouTube, it can't be watched from other websites... so while the embed worked, there is no permission to watch it from the ToffeeWeb site.
8 Posted 18/09/2017 at 18:51:12
9 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:09:44
10 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:15:26
11 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:23:41
12 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:25:09
13 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:28:51
14 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:29:51
15 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:31:38
16 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:35:57
17 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:40:26
18 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:48:33
19 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:49:57
Shame on you Everton, fluffed your lines once again on this one. When will you learn?
20 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:50:03
21 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:54:08
22 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:55:44
The Everton website is the only consistent thing about our club - consistently useless.
23 Posted 18/09/2017 at 19:59:16
Half time at the moment. 1-0 to the blues through a Harry Charsley effort.
24 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:01:04
I found it didn't work on one of my browsers (Safari) but worked on Firefox.
25 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:03:18
Does the club manage it in house or is it outsourced?
Back to the football, it's quite an unfamiliar looking team tonight with so many out on loan and a few more or less in the first team. It seems our U23 gets younger and younger, I guess many of these could play in a younger category?
26 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:08:04
Couldn't get a link to the game on the official website. Just set up on the Derby website and am now watching the U23 game, from Washington DC! Typical!
27 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:13:28
28 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:15:09
29 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:19:42
I did try and log in using an old email and password that use to work for me?
30 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:23:52
Steve, you don't need to pay to get this game. It's just the link wasn't available at the start of the game.
31 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:35:34
It's getting harder to get tickets, so this was another avenue and with the U23 matches thrown in, seemed reasonable. Link seems to be available to non-members, as Brian says above.
32 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:37:33
To be honest I did have a soft spot for Derby back in the 70's when they had Kevin Hector up front with John O'Hare... and of course Colin Todd who was great at Derby. Unfortunately we didn't see the best of him with Gordon Lee playing him at full back!
33 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:39:25
just "free" for those who paid a fee for the annual membership at EFC, I'd think. I hate having missed it, those kids play like they could get into the first team by their efforts alone!
Too bad some of our regulars have forgotten what "effort" means...
34 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:41:44
Anyone know who our keeper is?
35 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:53:56
Finished 1-0. Lucky enough to hang on.
36 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:56:02
37 Posted 18/09/2017 at 20:58:52
Thought Evans had a splendid game.
39 Posted 18/09/2017 at 21:02:19
40 Posted 18/09/2017 at 21:03:25
42 Posted 18/09/2017 at 22:21:31
43 Posted 19/09/2017 at 06:47:12
44 Posted 19/09/2017 at 15:42:36
45 Posted 19/09/2017 at 16:21:29
46 Posted 19/09/2017 at 17:06:19
Good to see Harry Charsley on the scoresheet.
47 Posted 19/09/2017 at 18:42:10
48 Posted 19/09/2017 at 19:25:44
49 Posted 19/09/2017 at 19:35:52
50 Posted 19/09/2017 at 19:38:14
Joe Williams full game for Barnsley;
Liam Walsh subbed in from bench 4th min for Brum;
Tyias Browning unused sub for Sunderland,
Brendan Galloway not on bench; In Ipswich - Bolton game, we had both starting left backs Callum Connolly subbed out at 46 and Antonee Robinson played full game;
Matthew Pennington not in the Leeds squad;
Kieran Dowell subbed out on 62 mins for Nottm Forest.
51 Posted 19/09/2017 at 20:57:47
Mouriniho at United has made his team bigger physically and again matched with skill. Hopefully Dennis will turn his potential into a first-team regular in the next few years, along with the lad from Newcastle, Calvert-Lewin and a few others to start bossing the game physically; we look very lightweight at the moment.
52 Posted 19/09/2017 at 22:53:47
It's a harsh reality these days that Premier League defenders need to be a decent size to cope or have something special elsewhere like speed. Him and Morgan Feeney formed a good centre-back pairing last night; here's hoping they develop together.
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