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U18s lose to Santos U19s in Durban

by | 01/08/2014  Comments (3)  jump
Everton U18s were beaten 2-0 by Santos at the Durban Under-19 International Tournament in South Africa, the Brazilian side scoring a goal in each half of the Blues' opening game.

According to the official site's account of the match:

The Blues competed well with their South American opposition but were regularly frustrated by the Brazilians' ability to keep the ball, thus denying Sheedy's side the chance to impose their own possession-based game.
Santos' pressure told when Matheus Silva fired past Hewelt with four minutes of the first half remaining and the Brazilians doubled their lead when Leonardo Assis crossed low and James Graham put the ball into his own net.

The young Blues hope to bounce back when they take on Feyenoord next. A full list of the U18 players who travelled to South Africa:

Name	Age	Pos	Country
Jamie Mellen 	16	Defender 	British 
Spencer Myers 	16	Defender 	British 
Josef Yarney 	16	Defender 	British 
James Yates 	16	Defender 	British 
Arlen Birch 	17	Defender 	British 
Aidan Graham 	17	Defender 	British 
Antonee Robinson 	16	Defender 	British 
Jordan Thorniley 	17	Defender 	British 
Delial Brewster 	16	Forward 	British 
NathanHolland 	16	Forward 	British 
George Newell 	17	Forward 	British 
Nathan Broadhead 	16	Forward 	British 
Ciaran O'Loughlin 	16	Goalkeeper 	British 
Mateusz Hewelt 	17	Goalkeeper 	Polish 
Jack Bainbridge 	16	Midfield 	British 
Callum Connolly 	16	Midfield 	British 
Thomas Davies 	16	Midfield 	British 
Kieran Dowell 	16	Midfield 	British 
Steven Kinsella 	15	Midfield 	Irish 
Liam Walsh 	16	Midfield 	British 
Charley Edge 	17	Midfield 	British 

Quotes sourced from EvertonFC.com


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Harold Matthews
1 Posted 02/08/2014 at 14:38:23
Sounds like they were different class. Hope our recruitment boys were earmarking one or two Brazilians.
Ant Dwyer
2 Posted 02/08/2014 at 16:20:20
No shame in that for our young boys, playing in another country against older boys... all good experience.
Harold Matthews
3 Posted 03/08/2014 at 10:22:29
Thanks Ant. I'd missed the age bit.

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