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FA Youth Cup, 2009-10

Everton's Youth Academy side stumbled in the 6th Round of this season's FA Youth Cup

 
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This season's FA Youth Cup campaign for Everton's Under-18s Academy side has seen them progress to the quarter-finals in a sequence of increasingly impressive away wins.  But the trip to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers proved a step too far...
 
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, 2009-10                 Everton Reserves, 2009-10
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  8 Dec  3   (a) Middlesbrough            W 1—0    McAleny
Thu 21 Jan  4   (a) Brighton & Hove Albion   W 2—0    Duffy, Forshaw 
Thu  4 Feb  5   (a) Preston North End        W 3-0    Mustafi, Duffy, Barkley
Mon  1 Mar  6   (a) Blackburn Rovers         L 1-2    Duffy (aet)
 
 MATCH DETAILS 
 MIDDLESBROUGH 0 - 1 EVERTON (aet) >
FA Youth Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday 8 December 2009
Billingham Synthonia, Teesside
 
Everton:  Davies; Nsiala, Bidwell, Mustafi, Duffy; Barkley (118' Hope), Donegan, Forshaw; McAleny, Baxter, Craig (63' Garbutt)
Subs not used: Roberts, Kinsella, Orenuga.   Scorers: McAleny
Yellow Cards:  .  Ref: ___ Att: ...
 
Conor McAleny's extra-time header booked Everton Youth’s place in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at Billingham Synthonia last night.

Neil Dewsnip’s side had to wait until the 103rd minute to take the lead, but McAleny’s header proved decisive.

Everton produced some good football throughout and also hit the woodwork three times.

Captain Jose Baxter was at the heart of much of Everton’s good work and saw an effort come back off the post deep into injury time with Everton already 1-0 up.

Ross Barkley had hit the bar and the post in the second half while Nathan Craig saw an free-kick effort ruled out at the start of the second half for an infringement spotted by the assistant referee.

Everton keeper Adam Davies had to be alert to save Cameron Park’s 25-yard, while the Boro striker also hit the angle of the post and bar in the first half. But Everton’s youngsters ran out deserved winners and can look forward to another Youth Cup tie in the New Year.

 
 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 2 EVERTON
FA Youth Cup 4th Round
Tuesday 21 January 2010
Withdean Stadium
 
Everton: Davies; Nsiala, Bidwell, Mustafi, Duffy; Wallace, Baxter, Forshaw; McAleny (67' Donegan), Barkley, Craig.
Subs not used:  Roberts, Kinsella, Garbutt, Hope.  Scorers: Duffy, Forshaw
Yellow Cards:
 .....  Ref: ___ Att: ___
 
Two late goals from Shane Duffy and Adam Forshaw put Everton into the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup.

After their 2-0 victory over Brighon & Hove Albion, Neil Dewsnip’s side are now on their travels for the third successive round, with the much shorter trip to Preston North End in the fifth round next month.

Everton Youth Academy Under-18s are now unbeaten in their past seven matches – a run which stretches back to early October.

 
 PRESTON NORTH END 0 - 3 EVERTON
FA Youth Cup 5th Round
Wednesday 4 February 2010
Deepdale, Preston
 
Everton:  Davies; Nsiala, Bidwell (79' Garbutt), Mustafi, Duffy; Barkley, Forshaw, Wallace; Hope (73' McAlney), Baxter (84' Orenuga), Craig.
Subs not used:  Roberts, Murphy..  Scorers: Mustafi, Duffy, Barkley.
Yellow Cards:
 __.  Ref: ___ Att: 1,531
 
Everton impressed from the start at Deepdale. Nathan Craig saw Lilywhites' keeper Dominic Comrie punched his free-kick away after three minutes.

Preston, though, hit back and Everton were glad that Neil Dougan’s effort was ruled out for offside, while the Preston forward also headed against the woodwork soon after.

Everton skipper Jose Baxter fired over. But the visitors finally took the lead on the half-hour mark, when Adam Forshaw’s free-kick was headed towards goal by Shane Duffy and German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi fired home.

On 37 minutes Baxter had a free-kick tipped over by Comrie, while at the other end Everton keeper Adam Davies saved from Proctor.

In the second half Everton pressed to seal the tie and with 20 minutes left they grabbed a second from the penalty spot. Hallum Hope got in on the end of a James Wallace through-ball, but was brought down. From the resultant spot-kick Duffy fired home straight down the middle of the goal.

Six minutes later Craig's corner deflected off James Wallace and fell perfectly for midfielder Barkley to slam home Everton’s third into the top corner.

Sam Hart hit Everton’s bar with a free-kick with seven minutes left, but they held on for comfortable victory.

 
 BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 - 1 EVERTON (aet)
FA Youth Cup 6th Round
Monday 1 March 2010
Ewood Park,
Blackburn
 
Everton:  Davies; Nsiala, Bidwell, Mustafi, Duffy; Wallace (106' Orenuga), Donegan, Forshaw; McAleny (88' Hope), Baxter, Craig (106' Garbutt).
Subs not used:  Roberts, Murphy.  Scorers: Duffy
Yellow Cards:
 __.  Ref: ___ Att: ___
 
Everton began brightly and right-back Aristote Nsiala just couldn’t get in on the end of a Baxter free-kick. Everton went close again when Nathan Craig saw a decent shot tipped wide by Rovers keeper Josh Swann. Tom Donegan also fired just wide and Conor McAleny was also denied by keeper Swann.

Everton continued to press and got their reward four minutes before half-time. Baxter’s superb free-kick was met by Shane Duffy, who headed home the opening goal and the first Blackburn had conceded in this season’s FA Youth Cup.

Early in the second period Everton almost gave themselves a 2-0 but Nsiala’s header was hacked off the line by a home defender. The play was switching from end to end and Everton keeper Adam Davies and Duffy were able to stop Tom Hitchcock from grabbing an equaliser on the hour.

They held the lead until there was 10 minutes left of normal time. As the game wore on the home side continued to press and they drew level as captain Hanley did the damage. when Grant Hanley scored for the home side – the first goal Everton under-18s had conceded in more than 1,000 minutes of play stretching back to October 10. Everton themselves had also kept three clean sheets en route to the last eight clash.

Both sides had chances to book their place in the semi-finals and two-legged tie with Chelsea, but Rovers substitute Osayaman Osawe scored the crucial strike 12 minutes into extra-time. Everton dominated in the early part of extra-time, but it was Rovers who took the lead 12 minutes in when substitute Osawe coolly slotted home past Davies when one-on-one.

Everton threw on Luke Garbutt and Femi Orenuga replacing Craig and James Wallace, and centre-back Duffy was pushed further forward in a desperate attempt to save the tie. Orenuga set up Duffy, but the Irishman fired wide, while Baxter also went close with a free-kick. But Everton couldn’t manage to grab an equaliser.

 
 YOUTH CUP APPEARANCES, 2009-10
Player Apps (Sub) Goals
 Adam Davies 4 (0) 0
 Aristote Nsiala 4 (0) 0
 Shkodran Mustafi 4 (0) 1
 Shane Duffy 4 (0) 3
 Jake Bidwell 4 (0) 0
 Ross Barkley 3 (0) 1
 Thomas Donegan 2 (1) 0
 Adam Forshaw 4 (0) 1
 Nathan Craig 4 (0) 0
 Jose Baxter 4 (0) 0
 James Wallace 3 (0) 0
 Conor McAleny 3 (1) 1
 Hallum Hope 1 (2) 0
 Femi Orenuga 0 (2) 0
 Luke Garbutt 0 (3) 0
 Connor Roberts 0 (0) 0
 Gerard Kinsella 0 (0) 0
 Daniel Murphy 0 (0) 0



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