Everton's Youth Academy team crashed out of the FA Youth Cup this season at the first hurdle.
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|This season's FA Youth Cup campaign was over before it really started for Everton's Under-18s Academy side, who were flying high in the FA Youth League.|
|Results & Fixtures||This season's Everton FA Youth Cup campaign|
|Match Details||Team sheet and brief report|
|Appearances||Appearance records and goals scored|
|Everton Under-18s, 2007-08 Everton Reserves, 2007-08|
|There are no replays in the FA Youth Cup. Ties must be
settled on the night, with extra-time and then a penalty shoot-out, if
needed. The semi-final and final are played as two-legged affairs.
All matches must be played at the home side's senior stadium. Everton
last won the FA Youth Cup in 1998
|FIXTURES & RESULTS|
Day Date Rnd Ven Opponents Res Scorers Tue 11 Dec 3 (h) Bristol City L 0-2 —
|EVERTON 0 - 2 BRISTOL CITY|
|FA Youth Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday 11 December 2007
Goodison Park, Liverpool
|Everton: Stubhaug, Stewart,
Barnett, Sinnott, McCarten, Akpan (Codling 56), O’Kane, Redmond (McCready
86), Kissock, Baxter, Agard.
Subs not used: McEntegart, Powell, McArdle. Scorers: None
Yellow Cards: . Ref: ___ Att: ...
Everton thought they had taken the lead on 11 minutes but Kieran Agard was adjudged to have been offside when he got in on Eunan O’Kane’s through-ball to fire past Bristol keeper Balazs. The visitors started to come into the match and Andy Rose’s rasping drive was just wide of Lars Stubhaug’s post and Luke Wilkinson was also just wide with a close-range header. It was no surprise when Bristol took the lead, but it was cruel on James McCarten, who could only divert a free-kick into his own net as he attempted to clear.
Everton appeared stunned by the strike and it was the visitors who looked more likely to add to their tally at the end of the first half and early in the second, but the home defence stood firm. Everton, though, came back into it with London-born striker Agard firing just over on the hour. John-Paul Kissock was also unlucky with an effort from 20 yards, but his blistering drive was also just too high.
Substitute Lewis Codling almost levelled with 15 minutes to go but he was denied superbly from close range by Bristol keeper Balazs and from the rebound Kissock fired high over the bar. Left-back Moses Barnett also put his shot wide when well positioned as Everton poured forward in search of an equaliser to take the tie into extra-time. But from a swift counter-attack Bristol extinguished that hope and Jackson’s cool finish saw them through as Everton reflected on what might have been.
Match Reports: Everton Website icLiverpool.com
|YOUTH CUP APPEARANCES, 2007-08|