The young Blues had adapted to the large pitch and were in the ascendency when they fell behind to Da Silva's 34th-minute goal.
They rallied well in the second half but couldn't find an equaliser despite forcing a flurry of late corners, and were forced by an obdurate Brazilian defence to accept defeat that ends their impressive run in the competition before Sunday's final.
Everton U19s: Hewelt, Yates, Thorniley [Y:36'], Kenny, Robinson, Ledson (c) [Y:22], Connolly (55' Bainbridge), Dowell (62' Dyson), Donohue (55' Holland), Davies [Y:62'] (80' Birch), Henen (62' Brewster).
Subs not Used: O'Loughlin, Langton.
Read the match report here: Everton FC.com
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1 Posted 04/04/2015 at 08:29:22
I wish we had a natural goalscorer coming through, although Henen seems to be improving month by month. One person, Ryan Ledson, seems to continually stand out as the class player in the squad; while he needs to be nurtured, it's time to give him some decent exposure to the first team.
2 Posted 04/04/2015 at 09:05:41
Bring Long back as well although he does seem to be getting good competition where he is now.
Roy Keane was given his debut at Anfield, after being at Forest for about six weeks, having previously played in Ireland.
Doesn't seem to apply much anymore but if you're good enough, you're old enough, especially if you're one of those kids that doesn't give a fuck about egos.
3 Posted 04/04/2015 at 09:58:58
My only concern is that this group seem like a very good 'team' with lots of very able individuals rather than a decent bunch with one or two superstars (such as Rooney's academy FA cup-winning team). It's always exciting to see standout talents whereas this lot seem to be strong all over. Hopefully a few of them have what it takes to reach the top.
4 Posted 04/04/2015 at 11:44:26
5 Posted 04/04/2015 at 12:14:38
1 Hewelt Mateusz
2 Yates James
3 Robinson Antonee
4 Graham Aidan
5 Langton Curtis
6 Ledson Ryan
7 Donohue Michael
8 Davies Thomas
9 Dyson Calum
10 Dowell Kieran
11 Holland Nathan
12 O'Loughlin Ciaran
14 Brewster Delial
15 Bainbridge Jack
16 Birch Arlen
17 Connolly Callum
18 Kenny Jonjoe
19 Thorniley Jordan
20 Walsh Liam
21 Henen David
6 Posted 04/04/2015 at 12:31:43
7 Posted 04/04/2015 at 12:35:41
8 Posted 05/04/2015 at 14:45:41
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