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U21s beaten by Fulham

by | 25/08/2014  Comments (12)  jump
New Under-21s acquisition Brendan Galloway scored his first goal in Everton colours but it ended up being mere consolation as David Unsworth's side lost 2-1 at Fulham.

Goals by Marcelo Trotta and Tu-Na Bangna put the Cottagers' second-string into a 2-0 lead and while Galloway pulled one back with a second-half header and George Green hit the post late, the Blues couldn't salvage a draw.

Everton: Griffiths, Jones, Kenny, Ledson, Pennington, Galloway, Byrne, Williams, Long, Dowell, Hope
Subs: McLaughlin, Walsh, Green, C.Duffus, Stanek  

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Derek Knox
1 Posted 25/08/2014 at 22:00:55
On paper looked liked a fairly strong side for us, but without seeing the game it's difficult to criticise or apportion the result to bad luck, or whatever.

At least our new acquisition Brendan Galloway scored and according to the brief report we could have equalised. It's still early in the programme and will serve to learn from the experience.

Phill Thompson
2 Posted 25/08/2014 at 22:29:19
Nice to see Kieran Dowell getting a first start at 16. He seems to be highly rated with lots of potential.
Fulham are one of the best U21 teams , will be interesting to read reports and see some highlights,
Sam Hoare
3 Posted 25/08/2014 at 23:01:30
It's a very young U21 team with mostly 16-18 yr olds. Think there are some top players in this crop. Interesting that Browning and Duffy are not playing, perhaps they will be out on loan.
Harold Matthews
4 Posted 25/08/2014 at 23:03:25
Yes Phill. Dowell appears to be very skilful.
Ant Dwyer
5 Posted 25/08/2014 at 23:05:47
Maybe Dowell has surpassed George Green!!!

Green was said to be a potential world-beater...

Peter Gorman
6 Posted 26/08/2014 at 01:32:37
Sorry to sound the xenophobe but, if it is any consolation, Galloway is English and the rest of our team are British. Marcelo Trotta and Bangna are assuredly not. So there. Moral victory. Yeah.
Steve Jenkins
7 Posted 26/08/2014 at 08:19:25
It was only towards the end of last season that Martinez was praising Green as a player he loves. Talk is the Green like Barkley needs to go out on loan get some first team experience before coming back a "man".

First I've heard of Dowell, fantastic if we've another class act coming through.

Steve Jenkins
8 Posted 26/08/2014 at 08:24:36

Report on the game - dismal conditions.

Steve Jenkins
9 Posted 26/08/2014 at 08:25:39
A quick google search and I found this.

Clearly one to watch when being picked out alongside Ledson.

"Ross Barkley is a rare talent but still needs longer to develop, and beyond him you'll be hearing the names Kieran Dowell and Ryan Ledson in the future, Everton's Academy continuing to compensate for lack of transfer funds."

John Crawley
10 Posted 26/08/2014 at 09:22:40
Steve - Tim Cahill said that Kieran Dowell was the best young player Everton had. Let's hope he fulfils all his potential. Interesting to see Griffiths got a start for this game in goal.
Steve Jenkins
11 Posted 26/08/2014 at 09:42:35
Thanks John - exciting times ahead if some of these lads come through.
Ant Dwyer
12 Posted 28/08/2014 at 01:24:46
Nice to her one or two promising bits of feed back on Dowell, cheers boys.

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