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 Pre-season Friendly (4); Hampden Park, Glasgow; Tuesday 23 July 2002; 7:30pm

Attendance: 1,588

Halftime: 0-3

Rooney (17, 40, 55)
Ferguson (24)
McLeaod (49)
Tal (pen:78)

Referee: Mr C Thomson

Match Summary

Another pre-season hat-trick for Wayne Rooney, and his goals were excellent as well the kind of quality strikes we are simply not used to seeing from an Everton forward.  And it was not only his goalscoring that caught the eye: his all-round play and setting up two goals for his teammates is enough to set the blood of any Evertonian racing.  Yes. we have caught Rooney fever: there is way more substance than hype.



Match Facts
Queens Park (4-4-2)
Black & white shirts, black shorts, white socks
Mitchell (65' Thomson)
Sinclair (46' Ferry)
J Gallagher
Moffat (84' Bruce)
Jack (59' McGee)
Marshall (46' Quinn)
Gemmell (61' White)
P Gallagher (46' Martin)

Subs not used:  

Yellow Cards: 

Red Cards:

Everton (4-4-2)
Blue shirts, blue shorts, blue socks
Yobo (27' Naysmith)
Alexandersson (46' Linderoth)
Carsley (46' Gravesen)
Ferguson (46' McLeod)

Subs not used: 
Gerrard, Hibbert, Campbell Stubbs, Watson, Radzinski, Weir

Yellow Cards:

Red Cards:


(Reserves:) Daley;
(Moving in:) Rodrigo;
(Injured:) Gemmill, 
Moore, Chadwick
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It's my first visit to Hampden, and I have had a look though the record books and as far as I can see it's Everton's first visit in modern times.

This is the start of our mini-tour of Scotland: 3 games in 6 days; our first game is against lower league opposition Scottish 3rd division (bottom half at that).

Still no Keeper signed; we keep reading that Wright wants 12 hours to think about his move to us, so the battle for the second slot is getting hotter.  Tonight, Simonsen got to wear the jersey.

Rooney again was the star man tonight, with another pre-season hat trick, and a little help from Ferguson & McLeod.

1-0 Carsley with the corner, waiting on the edge of the six-yard area Rooney who made a bit of space for himself to head the ball home.

2-0 Rooney became the provider with the lay off in front of Ferguson, well inside the area; Dunc with the side foot shot.

3-0 Naysmith beat the defenders, saw Rooney in space, laid the ball in to his path. He fired in, keeper again no chance.

4-0 A solo effort from McLeod, he ran at the defence down the right, cut in and let fly across the keeper.

5-0 Rooney's hat-trick 18-yard shot from the edge of the area, looked spectacular.

6-0 Gravesen was the man with the silky touch, jinked his way past three defenders, put the ball in the box to McLeod; he was fouled.  Up stepped Tal to score confidently (could he be the new penalty taker?)

We did have other chances, Rooney saw a couple of efforts just slip past the post; one shot from 25 yard's was tipped over the bar.  Tal also had his shooting boots with him, his efforts all on target.

But we were playing against part timers; let's see how we get on against better teams at the weekend.

Steve Milne

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