Kevin Sheedy's reigning title holders travelled to the City Football Academy for their final game of the season knowing that victory would take them above Middlesbrough and back to the top of the U18s Premier League. Boro's youngsters, who had already completed their season, sat two points above the Blues.
Winger Michael Donohue told evertonfc.com that the players were feeling confident going up against a team they beat at home earlier in the campaign and which hasn't won in the second phase of the competition.
"We are very confident," the 17 year-old said. "We are going there looking for the three points, we are going in on a high and we know we have got the quality to go there and win.
"It would be great [to win it again]. Every year you want to win it and be part of it. You play to win and although it is about development, you've got to develop that winning mentality as well, and we've got it here."
Unfortunately, they couldn't overturn Aaron Nemane's first-half goal despite putting pressure on the City goal and had to be content with second place.
Everton U18s: Griffiths; Birch, Robinson, Graham, Thornley; Walsh, Donohue; Connolly, Dyson, Bainbridge; Charsley.
Subs: O'Loughan, Bramall, Broadhead, Brewster, Evans.
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