Rooney, Gravesen and Linderoth encouraged to take a week off, this was an
opportunity of Richard Wright and David Weir to stretch their legs.
A capacity crowd of about 3500 or thereabouts turned out and observed a
minute's silent in respect for Tommy Eglington, the great Everton and
Irish winger who died recently. [This was at the suggestion of Colm
Kavanagh — an excellent gesture.]
The game never really got out of first gear as it was a cold windy
evening. Bray are roughly equivalent to a lower 3rd Division type
team who just started their pre-season training a few weeks ago.
Everton took control of the game from the start with Gemmill always
trying to put the thru ball for Jeffers to run onto.
Not much happened until McFadden ran down the left wing and crossed the
ball on the 25th minute and Jeffers got on the end of it to push it pass
the keeper. Just before half-time, Carsley danced his way thru their
defence and set up Jeffers for his second goal of the night.
For the second half, Bray started brightly and Grogan had a shot saved
by Wright. Radzinski came on for Campbell and Watson came on for
McFadden saw plenty of the ball in the second half and many times lost
the ball too!!! I hope to God he learns to use his right foot.
Anyway, McFadden then waltzed by two players before shooting past their
keeper for the goal of the game. Oh and he used his right foot for
the first time too!!!
I didn't see the fourth goal as I was walking to the pub but I saw it
on TV this morning: Chadwick scored when he followed up on a Watson shot
as it was spilled by the Bray keeper.