EVERTON U18s, 2012-13
A new season for the Under-18 side from Everton's Academy at Finch Farm, with the burgeoing youg prospect of George Green looking to make progress...
|Results & Fixtures||A record of Everton's Under-18 matches during the season|
|League Setup||An explanation of the Under-18 League setup|
|League Table||Everton's position in their Group table|
|Match Details||Teamsheets and brief reports for each match|
|Appearances||A table of Under-18 appearances and goals|
|Friendlies||Results from Under-18 friendly matches in 2012-13|
|Manager: Neil Dewsnip|
|FA PREMIER YOUTH ACADEMY U-18 LEAGUE|
|FIXTURES AND RESULTS, 2012-13|
Date Ven Opponents Result Pos Scorers Link to Official Site
Sat 18 (h) West Bromwich Albion 0-1 4th — Sat 25 (a) West Ham United 1-2 7th Jones
Sat 1 (a) Arsenal 1-2 7th Waring Sat 15 (h) Reading 0-0 7th — Sat 22 (h) Blackburn Rovers 3-1 6th Long 2, Touray Sat 29 (a) Bolton Wanderers 2-4 7th Jones, Long
Sat 6 (h) Norwich City 4-2 5th Long 2, Kenny, Green Sat 20 (h) Arsenal 3-1 3rd Ledson, Long, Waring Sat 27 (h) West Ham United 1-1 3rd Ledson (pen)
Sat 3 (a) West Bromwich Albion 2-2 3rd Charsley 2 Sat 10 (a) Blackburn Rovers 3-2 2nd Williams, Long 2 Sat 17 (a) Reading 0-1 3rd — Sat 24 (h) Bolton Wanderers 1-1 3rd Waring
Sat 1 (h) Norwich City 3-0 2nd Jones, Dyson 2
January 2013 Elite Group Matches
Sat 12 (h) Reading 3-2 1st Johns, Charsley 2
Sat 2 (a) Bolton Wanderers 2-1 1st Long 2 Sat 9 (h) Fulham 1-2 2nd Waring Sat 23 (h) Southampton 0-3 3rd —
Sat 2 (a) Reading 3-4 2nd ??? Sat 9 (h) Manchester United 1-1 2nd Waring Sat 16 (a) Chelsea 1-0 2nd Waring
Sat 13 (h) Crystal Palace 5-1 1st Waring 2, Charsley, Kenny, Duffus Wed 17 (a) Manchester United 3-0 1st Ledson, Waring, Dyson Sat 20 (a) Southampton 2-2 2nd Waring, Langton Sat 27 (h) Chelsea 3-1 1st Dyson, Long, Duffus
Wed 1 (h) Bolton Wanderers 2-0 1st ??? Sat 4 (a) Fulham 0-2 1st Tue 7 (a) Crystal Palace 2-2 1st ?? Sat 27 (a) Reading 0-4 POSF
|2012 Friendlies and Other U-18 Team Matches|
|Pre-Season and other Friendlies, 2012|
Day Date Ven Opponents Res Scorers Sat 14 Jul (a) Burscough 1-1 Green Sat 21 Jul (h) Rochdale 1-5 Johns Tue 24 Jul (h) Academica de Coimbra 3-0 Waring 2, Long Sat 28 Jul (h) West Ham United 1-0 Waring Sat 4 Aug (h) Leicester City 3-2 Charsley 2, Waring Sat 11 Aug (h) Wigan Athletic 3-3 Charsley, Jones, Long (pen)
|FA PREMIER YOUTH ACADEMY LEAGUE|
The current set-up for the FA Premier Youth Academy has four or five regional groups of 10 teams each:
Group D (NW) Group B (NE) Group A (SE) Group C (SW) Group E Blackburn Rvrs Derby County Aston Villa Bristol City Cardiff City Crewe Alexandra Leeds United Birmingham C Crystal Pal Huddersfield Everton Leicester C Charlton Ath Fulham Arsenal Liverpool Middlesbrough Coventry City QPR Chelsea Manchester Utd Newcastle Utd Ipswich Town Reading Manchester City Notts Forest Millwall Southampton Barnsley Bolton Wndrs Wrexham Norwich Tottenham H Stoke City Sunderland Peterborough West Ham Utd Wolverhampton W Sheffield Utd Watford Wimbledon West Brom Albion
The season starts with some inter-group matches against teams from the farthest (geographically) regional groups. For Everton, that meant a game with a team each from Groups C and D. Everton then played three teams from the closest Group A.
For the main part of the season, Everton play each of the other teams
in their local Group, both home and away. They finish up playing
each of the other teams in Group A again, giving 28 matches in all.
|FA PREMIER YOUTH ACADEMY LEAGUE U-18 (NW Section) GROUP TABLE, 2012-13|
|UNDER-18 YOUTH ACADEMY LEAGUE � Match Details|
|The section below contains available team
details and scorers for Everton U-18 matches, and match reports, abridged from GrandOldTeam.com.
|Everton 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion|
U-18 League Match No 1
Saturday 18 August 2012
Everton: Springthorpe, Kenny (80' Shannon , Pennington, Langton, Touray, Johns, Molyneux, Jones, Grant (70' Williams), Charsley (80'
A Nathan Oduwa goal on ten minutes gave the visitors a deserved win after causing Everton countless problems during the opening 45 minutes. Only for Springthorpe the margin could have been greater only for some solid goalkeeping.
Everton failed to create anything to trouble Palmer in goal for the visitors but came close on a couple of occasions and had a goal ruled out for offside. Kevin Sheedy decided to include U16s starlet Harry Charsley in today’s opening fixture against the “Baggies” at Finch Farm as the season got underway. There wasn´t a start either for new recruit Ben McLaughlin signed from Dundalk this week.
Gethin Jones read a misplaced back pass from Albion’s Tom Smart which forced Palmer to concede the corner for the host’s first threat. Isiah Brown played a lovely flighted ball over the top of Everton’s defence to send Oduwa away to beat the advancing Springthorpe who was left helpless as Albiom drew first blood on ten minutes.
Everton replied three minutes later with the effective Gethin Jones setting Jasper Johns up only to see his effort rattle the cross bar. Albion broke very quick in into attack leaving Everton’s defence in disarray. The creator of Albion’s goal (Brown) always looked dangerous on the ball having a shot blocked by full back Jon Joe Kenny to prevent the visitors increasing their lead.
On two occasions Springthorpe came to the rescue, first he stood his ground as the menacing Brown set goalscorer Oduwa on his way as the Everton keeper foiled the attack. Then again denied Oduwa with a shot which stung the keeper’s hands only to drop down on it at the second attempt with Charsley sending a shot wide in between Albions two chances.
Everton thought they had equalised on 25 minutes as Long was foiled from point blank range with Jones providing the service. 8 minutes from the break Everton had the ball in the net as Jon Joe Kenny exchanged passes with Jones but Jones’s angled effort went in off the post only to be disappointed to see the assistant referees raised flag.
Jasper Johns with the goal at his mercy spurned a great opportunity for Everton at the latter end of the half but the first half belonged to the visitors with some good outstanding performances from Brown, Oduwa and Barrow in particular. Half-time: 0-1
Everton came out for the second 45 minutes with a hunger about them creating two chances early doors through Grant and Johns. Springthorpe for the third time in the contest thwarted an Alex Jones effort by diving to his left holding comfortably. Albion were controlling the game restricting Everton to few opportunities, they were a very well organised outfit working well for each other.
Everton’s Langton played himself and his colleagues into trouble after no pressure from anyone only to see Oduwa close him down then conceding a free kick unnecessarily by impeding the striker. Brown took the kick but again it was Springthorpe who plucked it from the top right corner. Jones looked to be Everton’s biggest threat down the right, he found Long in the18 yard box to turn sweetly seeking some support from one of his team mates to feed but wasn’t given the support wasting a good opportunity.
Grant had a header saved from close range before being replaced by Williams then Jones drove a good effort over the top of the sticks as Everton were now looking frustrated with the clock ticking away with a much improved looking display. Brown for the visitors goes close again just failing to connect to an Atkinson cross at the back post which was another let off for Everton.
Long was denied by Palmers left foot, then substitute Waring replacing Charsley nodded the ball into the path of Long who then set up Pennington dashing forward to blast another effort high over.
Jasper Jones spurned a great chance at the death with the goal at his mercy by hitting over the target and Williams then rounded the visiting keeper to send the ball into the side netting which summed up Everton’s miserable day.
|West Ham United 2 - 1 Everton|
U-18 League Match No 2
Saturday 25 August 2012
Everton: Springthorpe, Kenny ,Pennington, Langton, Touray, Johns, Molyneux, Jones (Ledson), Grant, Charsley (Waring),
A goal in each half from the Hammers saw off a very spirited Everton display after Gethin Jones had equalised for the toffees in the second half. Everton started the game with the same eleven as last week. West Ham managed a draw at Reading 9 days ago in their opener. These two had met in pre season at Finch Farm with a George Waring goal edging it for the blues but the games are a different proposition when there are points to play for.
Everton’s youngsters didn’t need reminding but with their boss Kevin Sheedy being diagnosed with bowel cancer this week he must surely have been on their minds as they took on West Ham at Little Heath.
Just before the half time break, full back Touray gave away a free kick which Elliot Lee despatched beautifully making that his third strike in two games. Everton started the second half brightly and dominated for the first twenty minutes as Gethin Jones got a deserved equaliser.
West Ham got themselves back in front as goalscorer Lee assisted Taylor Tombides with the winning strike.
|Arsenal 2 - 1 Everton|
U-18 League Match No 3
Saturday 1 September 2012
Everton: Springthorpe, Kenny,
Touray, Adelson, Langton (88' Duffus), Molyneux (76' Williams), Ledson,
Grant, Johns, Long, Waring (60' Charsley).
A George Waring goal gave Everton Under-18s a deserved half-time lead but they were cruelly dealt a blow in the second half as Arsenal struck two goals inside four second-half minutes to give the Gunners their first win of the season.
Full Report at Grand Old Team
|Everton 0 - 0 Reading|
U-18 League Match No 4
Saturday 15 September 2012
Everton: Springthorpe; McLaughlin
(62' Kenny), Touray, Pennington, Langton; Molyneux, Jones (85' Adelson),
Ledson; Long, Green (85' Charsley), Johns.
Everton Under-18s recorded their first point of the season with a goalless draw against Reading. It could have been even better for the young Blues had midfielder George Green shot anywhere but straight at the keeper from six yards out. Neither side could find a breakthrough this morning at Finch Farm with George Green having Everton's best chance having his shot saved from 6yards and Jack Stacey coming close for the visitors with his effort coming off the upright in a very entertaining goalless draw.
Everton's youngsters were hoping for a change of fortune after 3 successive defeats with a tough encounter against joint leaders Reading at Finch Farm. Ben McLaughlin, recently signed from Dundalk, made his debut at right back. The early stages produced some good football. Mason Springhtorpe made a very brave save to deprive an onrushing Reading forward and was injured in the process. Chris Long snatched at a shot but failed to find the target moments later.
George Green was very unlucky on 16 minutes being put through by Gethin Jones but the side netting was all he could master with his driven shot. Under-16s player Ryan Ledson could only watch his effort dip over the Reading crossbar on 20 minutes. Tshibola brought out a good a save from Springthorpe who reacted well as the shot was hit from the 18-yard line. Matt Pennington broke up a Reading attack. The last threat of the half saw Keown put over his own crossbar after a pressurised cross from Gethin Jones from the right flank.
After the break, George Green tested Linclon from distance. Everton almost broke the deadlock with their best chance as Pennington rose high meeting a Green corner but was just off target. Chris Long instigated a move with a good run finding Jasper Johns on the left, his ball in fell to Green only 6 yards out but the Reading keeper denied the stocky midfielder who should have done better.
The tempo got faster and we saw a Chris Long shot rattle the side netting and a Green free kick comfortably saved once more with clock ticking towards the 90. It would have been an injustice if anybody was to lose this game with the end in sight; then on 82 minutes Reading constructed a good move with Tshibloa feeding Stacey only to see his shot come off the crossbar with Springhtorpe well beaten.
Everton responded with an immediate attack which resulted in a Gethin Jones shot being blocked on the line then his follow-up was also blocked by the stubborn visitors defence. Everton keeper Springthorpe almost made a hash of a clearance he repeated from the friendly at Villa 8 days ago where his clearance hit an opposing player which he managed to recover to save his embarrassment. A point apiece was a fair result and a well earned point for Everton who finally get off the mark.
|Everton 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers|
U-18 League Match No 5
Saturday 22 September 2012
Everton: Springthorpe, McLaughlin,
Touray, Shannon (80' Duffus), Langton, Joe-Kenny, Jones, Williams, Long, Ledson (80' Charsley), Johns.
Everton faced a big test as Blackburn Rovers came to Finch Farm with
only 1 defeat to their name which was inflicted by Bolton Wanderers last
weekend. Everton were raring to continue where they left off the week
before with promising display also collecting their first point against
Reading keeping a clean sheet as a bonus.
|Bolton Wanderers 4 - 2 Everton|
U-18 League Match No 6
Saturday 29 September 2012
McLaughlin, Shannon, Langton, Johns, Williams (80' Charsley), Ledson, Green,
Long. Jones (85' Duffus), Grant.
Everton's youngsters will take heart from this performance despite
being on the receiving end of a 4-2 defeat. Gethin Jones drew level after
falling behind then found themselves in front through Chris Long.
Bolton drew level on the stroke of half time then proved to be too strong
second half to score a further 2 goals and take all three points.
|Everton 4 - 2 Norwich City|
U-18 League Match No 7
Saturday 6 October 2012
Everton: Taudul, McLaughlin,
Johns, Adelson< Langton, Joe Kenny, Jones, Ledson, Long, Green, Grant
Everton were on the end of a 4-2 defeat last week then inflicted the
same score line on Norwich City. Everton lead at the break 2-1 with Chris Long grabbing a couple before the visitors replied with a
penalty on the stroke of half time. Midway through the second half, Jonjoe Kenny increased Everton's lead further and again the visitors
fought back to bring the one goal deficit through Todd. Everton
secured the victory in the last minute when George Green made sure of the
3 points and give Everton a very deserved win.
|Everton 3 - 1 Arsenal|
U-18 League Match No 8
Saturday 20 October 2012
Everton: Taudul, Kenny, Touray,
Langton, Williams Pennington, Jones, Ledson, Johns, Grant (Waring) Long.
Everton took revenge for their 2-1 defeat 7 weeks ago with a very
encouraging performance with Kevin Sheedy back at the helm after his
recent health scare. Everton went in front on 15 minutes as Ryan
Ledson made no mistake despatching a shot past Gunners keeper Charles-Cook
with a 25 yard drive. Everton doubled their lead on the half-hour
when Joe Williams found in form striker Chris Long with a pass who
found the target with the Gunners Keeper to beat and give the host's a
comfortable lead before the break.
|Everton 1 - 1 West Ham United|
U-18 League Match No 9
Saturday 27 October 2012
McLaughlin, Johns, Adelson, Langton Williams, Ledson, Joe Kenny,
Waring, Duffus, Charsley.
It was the visitors who made the breakthrough on 20 minutes as the ball
was adjudged to have hit Australian Jake Adelson's arm with Mr Rogers
immediately pointing to the spot with midfielder Kieran Sadlier sending
Springthorpe the wrong way.
|West Bromwich Albion 2 - 2 Everton|
U-18 League Match No 10
Saturday 3 November 2012
Everton: Taudul, McLaughlin (2'
Ledson), Johns, Kenny, Langton, Green, Grant, Charsley, Jones (75' Duffus),
Long, Waring (60' Williams).
Alex Jones put the home side ahead from a free kick then before the
break then a deserved equaliser from Everton's up and coming youngster
Harry Charsley. Everton found themselves 2-1 down with another goal
from Alex Jones as Everton were playing some decent football during this
|Blackburn Rovers 2 - 3 Everton|
U-18 League Match No 11
Saturday 10 November 2012
Everton: Taudul, Jones, Johns,
Kenny, Langton, Charsley, Williams, Ledson, Green (50' Duffus), Long, Waring.
Everton cemented a double over their opponents Blackburn Rovers at
Brockhall village on Saturday with the game was played in warm sunshine. Rovers took the lead as early as four minutes through Bradley Ware
with a cross headed across the goal by team mate Ryan Thompson.
Rovers had to make an early change and it was substitute Harris that
should have increased the lead with a finely threaded ball from Humphreys
only to be denied a goal with good keeping from Taudul.
|Reading 1 - 0 Everton|
U-18 League Match No 12
Saturday 17 November 2012
Note: No TW News Article; No report on Grand Old Team or EvertonFC.com
|Everton 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers|
U-18 League Match No 13
Saturday 24 November 2012
Everton Under-18s came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Bolton at Finch Farm on Saturday afternoon. After a soft opener for the visitors, it would take a goal from George Waring to get the Toffees back into the game on 75 minutes.
A good break from Chris Long provided the second-half substitute with the perfect cross and Waring made no mistake from inside the box. Yet despite pressing in the final stages, the hosts were unable to find a winner.
|Everton 3 - 0 Norwich City|
U-18 League Match No 14
Saturday 1 December 2012
Everton Under-18s rounded off the first stage of their 2012-13 league campaign with a convincing 3-0 victory at home to Norwich City on Saturday afternoon. Goals from Gethin Jones and a brace from Callum Dyson put the Canaries to the sword at Finch Farm.
The young Blues were even more youthful than normal as a result of injuries, suspensions and several of their ranks being involved with the Under-21s squad. Four Under-16s started and finished the game, with two Under-15s also appearing from the bench.\
Getin Jones grabbed the opening goal on 20 minutes, finishing Jasper Johns's cross in a well-rehearsed corner routine. And the Blues could have doubled their lead before the break when Johns fed Callum Dyson, but the young forward was denied by the crossbar.The interval didn't affect the home side's rhythm - in fact, they came out improved and Dyson eventually found the net on the hour-mark.
Right-back Ben McLaughlin marauded forward and got to the byline and his cross was met at the far-post by Dyson's clinical finish. The striker had a couple of further chances as the Blues' dominance showed, before George Waring had a goal disallowed for offside. Dyson then doubled his tally on 70 minutes, receiving Harry Charsley's ball in space and firing home to make it 3-0. The Under-18s must wait until other teams have completed their final round of fixtures before learning of their table position and next set of matches.
|Everton 3 - 2 Reading|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 1
Saturday 12 January 2013
Everton Under-18s got their Elite Group campaign underway in fine style, beating Reading 3-2 at Finch Farm. Three first-half goals were enough to secure maximum points, with Harry Charsley netting a brace after Jasper Johns' early opener.
|Bolton Wanderers 1 - 2 Everton|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 2
Saturday 2 February 2013
Everton Under-18s recorded a solid 2 - 1 win away to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday thanks to a brace from Chris Long, who has had training from Duncan Ferguson on finishing.
Wanderers took the lead on 38 minutes when a free-kick out wide evaded everybody and ended up in Russell Griffith's goal. The Blues responded after the break and as George Waring put Long through on goal and the forward made no mistake.
Everton continued to tighten their grip on the contest and got their
reward two minutes from time. Harry Charsley was this time the provider as
he found Long, who drove the ball low and across the goalkeeper.
|Everton 1 - 2 Fulham|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 3
Saturday 9 February 2013
Everton: Griffiths, Kenny,
Langton, Jones, Touray, Charsley, Ledson, Molyneux, Johns (70' Waring),
Dyson, (46' C Duffus), Long.
Everton U18s were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Fulham in the Academy Elite Group earlier today.
Donnelly put the Whites ahead shortly after half-time in the clash on Merseyside with a free-kick, before Dembele doubled Fulham’s lead from the spot after Patrick Roberts had been chopped down in the box following a superb run.
George Waring pulled one back for Everton with 15 minutes to go to set up a nervy finish but the visitors side held on for the three points.
|Everton 0 - 3 Southampton|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 4
Saturday 23 February 2013
Everton: Griffiths; Jones, Kenny,
Langton, Touray; Long, Charsley (Williams), Molineux (Dyson); Ledson, Johns
Everton's Under-18 side were brought back down to earth at Finch Farm
on Saturday after their big Youth Cup win at Arsenal, with the visitors
running out 3 - 0 winners.
|Reading 4 - 3 Everton|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 5
Saturday 2 March 2013
|Everton 1 - 1 Manchester United|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 6
Saturday 9 March 2013
Everton Under-18s recorded a creditable 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Finch Farm after George Waring’s early goal was cancelled out by Jack Rudge in the second half. The Blues striker was on hand to convert from close-range after good play down the left wing from Chris Long.
Matthew Pennington struck the bar before the interval and George
Green was denied by an excellent save by United goalkeeper Jonny
Sutherland shortly after the restart. However, the visitors earned
a point when Rudge grabbed an equaliser on the hour mark, hammering home
after Everton’s defence sat deep.
|Chelsea 0 - 1 Everton|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 7
Saturday 16 March 2013
Everton's U18s emulated the Blues' U21swith a 1-0 win over Chelsea at
the London club's Cobham training ground thanks to George Waring's goal. The striker's 10th-minute effort proved the difference on a wet and
windy morning at the Londoners' Cobham training ground - the same venue on
which the Club's Under-21s also recorded a 1-0 victory on Monday.
|Everton 5 - 1 Crystal Palace|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 8
Saturday 13 April 2013
Everton Under-18s bounced back from their FA Youth Cup exit with an impressive 5-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. A brace from striker George earned Everton all three points as they catch up on games in hand in the Barclays U18 Premier League Elite Group.
With the scores goalless as half-time neared, the Toffees were made to pay for not taking their multitude of chances. A free-kick fired into the top corner stunned the hosts, but after a productive team talk from Sheedy and Duncan Ferguson, they were ready to discover their shooting boots that have been so prolific this term.
Five minutes into the second period, Gethin Jones burst to the byline
and crossed into the centre. Waring got to it first and headed back across
the Palace goalkeeper to make it 1-1. The Blues would have the lead they
deserved five minutes later, as a left-wing cross from Jasper Johns was
headed home from close range by Charsley.
On 65 minutes, centre-half Kenny got in on the act, finishing a one-two with aplomb. And with 10 minutes to go, substitute Duffus completed another excellent move from Ibou Touray's through pass.
|Manchester United 0 - 3 Everton|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 9
Saturday 17 April 2013
Everton Under-18s recorded another impressive away victory by beating Manchester United U18s 3-0 on Wednesday. The young Blues stunned the Red Devils at Carrington with goals from Ryan Ledson, George Waring and Callum Dyson.
|Southampton 2 - 2 Everton|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 10
Saturday 20 April 2013
Everton Under-18s pulled off a 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday, with goals from George Waring and Curtis Langton as they search for a play-off place at the end of the season.
They started brightly on the south coast, with in-form striker Waring nodding home Jasper Johns's second-minute corner. The Blues passed the ball well but were pressed high up the pitch by the hosts, who quickly sought a reply. That came on 15 minutes when Everton lost possession and were quickly made to pay the price as the Saints made it 1-1.
A similar incident occurred just five minutes later and the Toffees suddenly found themselves behind. Another Johns corner brought about the equaliser in the second half, when defender Langton was well-placed to head home at the far post on 60 minutes.
That restored confidence in the visitors and a flurry of chances came in the closing stages. Courtney Duffus headed narrowly wide and Harry Charsley beat two opposition players to weave his way into the box, but his shot was straight at the Saints goalkeeper.
And with the game well and truly opened up, Southampton nearly sealed all three points at the death - but Blues stopper Russell Griffiths produced a commanding stop to confirm a 2-2 draw.
|Everton 3 - 1 Chelsea|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 11
Saturday 27 April 2013
Everton Under-18s are still on track to qualify for the end of season
play-offs after brushing aside Chelsea at Finch Farm on Saturday.
The Blues need to finish in any of the top three places in the Elite Group
to progress - and they kept up their challenge with a comfortable 3-1 win
courtesy of goals from Callum Dyson, Chris Long and Courtney Duffus.
|Everton 2 - 0 Bolton Wanderers|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 12
Saturday 1 May 2013
|Fulham 2 - 0 Everton|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 13
Saturday 4 May 2013
Everton: Griffiths, Pennington,
Lagton, Moyneux, Touray, Jones, Charsley, Kenny, Ledson, Johns, C Duffus.
Everton's Under-18s need just a point from their final game of the league campaign to make the end of season play-offs. A 2-0 defeat at Fulham on Saturday ended the young Blues' hopes of topping the elite group - but they are still in the running to feature in the knock-out stage.
Harry Charsley had Everton's first chance, hitting the side netting 12 minutes in before Fulham took over and had a couple of near misses. Ryan Ledson could have opened the scoring five minutes before the break but he fired over from Charsley's pass.
But five minutes after half time the Cottagers took the lead when Lyle Della Verde's free kick found its way into the net. Everton tried to get back into it but it was the home side who had opportunities to extend their lead and they even spurned a penalty before Emerson Hyndman made it safe with two minutes to go.
The Blues now face rock bottom Crystal Palace on Tuesday where a point will be enough to book a top three place.
|Crystal Palace 2 - 2 Everton|
U-18 League Elite Group Match No 14
Saturday 7 May 2013
Everton Under-18s earned a place in the league play-offs by grabbing a point in their final Elite Group game with a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace today to finish 3rd in the Elite group, edging out Manchester United on goal difference. They now face an away clash with 2nd-place Reading.
|Reading 4 - 0 Everton|
U-18 League Semi-Final Playoff
Saturday 15 May 2013
Everton: Springthorpe, Waring,
Everton's Academy side has been defeated in their league semi-final play-offs, crashing out 4-0 at Reading.
Kevin Sheedy's charges went into the semi-final game at Hogswood Park knowing victory would set up a home final against either Fulham or Sunderland. However, a brace from Craig Tanner followed goals from Jack Stacey and Dom Hyam as the Royals marched through to break Blue hearts.
Everton started brightly and forced the first real chance of the game
through George Waring. The big striker found himself in acres of space
inside the opposition box but, well-placed, headed over the crossbar.
|YOUTH ACADEMY U-18s – APPEARANCES, 2012-13|
|YOUTH ACADEMY U-18s FRIENDLIES, 2012-13|
|Burscough 1 - 1 Everton|
|U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 1
Saturday 14 July 2012
Everton: Springhtorpe, Adelson, Touray, Langton, Hammar (c), Molyneux, Jones, Green, Waring, Long, Grant. Subs
George Green equalised for Everton in the second half as the academy got their pre season underway.
|Everton 1 - 5 Rochdale|
U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 2
Saturday 21 July 2012
Everton: Griffiths, Johns, Langton, Adelson, Shannon,
Heath, Williams, Molyneux, Charsley, Waring, Duffus
Everton fielded a very young team yesterday due to the fact most of the lads were in Glasgow for the tournament. Russell Griffiths, Jasper Johns, Curtis Langton,Jake Adelson, Oliver Shannon, Harrison Heath, Joe Williams, Tom Molyneux, Harry Charsley George Waring, Courtney Duffus.
|Everton 3 - 0 Academica de Coimbra|
U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 3
Everton: Springhtorpe, Shannon, Touray, Adelson, Langton, Jones, Molyneux, Grant , Johns, Waring, Long
A George Waring double and one from Chris Long ensured Everton young guns an easy victory at Finch Farm.
|Everton 1 - 0 West Ham Utd|
U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 4
Saturday 28 July 2012
Everton: Springthorpe, Johns, Langton, Adelson, Shannon, Molyneux, Williams, Charsley,
Heath (Trialist), Jones, Waring.
|Everton 3 - 2 Leicester City|
U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 5
Saturday 4 August 2012
Finch Farm, Kirkby
Everton: Griffiths, Johns, Adelson,
Langton, Shannon, Molyneux, Williams, Ledson, Charsley, Jones, Waring.
Friendly kicked off at Finch Farm at 11.45 today, a mixed team from the
blues, quite a young team though, playing against much bigger lads.
|Everton 3 - 3 Wigan Athletic|
U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 6
Saturday 11 August 2012
Everton: Springthorpe, Shannon (Adelson 46), Touray, Pennington, Langton, Molyneux,
Heath (Duffus 46), Grant, Waring (Charsley 46), Long, Jones
Tom Molyneux in midfield created Everton’s first chance feeding Chris Long only to see his well struck effort athletically tipped over the bar by the Wigan Keeper. On 22 minutes, Everton were awarded a penalty, Conor Grant took the spot kick sweetly but the Latics keeper guessed the right way to push the ball away. Moments later, the Latics keeper made another good save from Long.
Wigan had two chances before the interval, Springthorpe pushed a shot onto the left hand post and the visitors squandered a good chance with a weak finish.
56 minutes in as Chris Long found substitute Harry Charsley to crash home off the underside of the crossbar, his 3rd goal in 2 games.
Within 2 minutes, the Everton defence failed to deal with a cross from the left. The ball was hit home by former Everton youngster Johnson with Springthorpe being sent the wrong way after what looked like a deflection. Chris Long again was provider, setting up Gethin Jones to hit home again with a nick off the left hand post.
Wigan forced Springthorpe to push the ball on the post then moments later were level as Ryan Meadow hammered home. Gethin Jones delivered a cross which found Charsley at the back post but the Latics keeper came out to deny an attempted header.
Wigan survived an Everton corner and broke like lightning leaving Everton’s players stranded. Johnson had Springhtorpe to beat, he managed to knock the ball onto the post but Johnson reacted quickest to shoot home from 2 yards with ten minutes remaining.
With three minutes left Everton were awarded a penalty as a combined move involving Long and Charsley ended as Long was tripped. Long drilled home the penalty and square the game at 3-3.