U18s return to winning ways

03/10/2015  5 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton U18s were back on form today as they notched an impressive 3-1 victory over Manchester City.

The Young Blues took the lead through Antony Evans and took a 2-0 lead into the break thanks to Michael Donohue's stroke.

New pro signing Tom Davies extended the lead to three before City pulled back a late consolation.

The result was a welcome return to winning ways for Paul Tait's team after they lost their unbeaten start to the season last weekend with a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn. In the process, they inflicted on City's U18s their first loss of the campaign.

Everton U18s: Hewelt, Yates, Myers, Bainbridge, Feeney, Davies, Donohue, Walsh (c), Evans, Broadhead, Bramall.
Subs:O'Loughlin, Lees, Morris, Harrington, Kiersey.

 

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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 03/10/2015 at 21:12:04
Good win against a decent team, Michael Donohue has got loads of pace with an eye for goal, Liam Walsh, I've got lots of faith in this young lad. Captain today means he can handle responsibility.

Everton have big hopes for young Evans, a striker who is still only 16(?), I have not seen this boy but hope to this season; more young lads coming through?

Mickey Stuart
2 Posted 03/10/2015 at 23:35:40
Michael Donohue is one to watch :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kZVosPwYi9Y

Harold Matthews
4 Posted 04/10/2015 at 06:10:43
Yes Dave, Evans is a big promising 16yr old. Sent off last week but a good career ahead of him if he continues to work hard. Likes to play just behind the number 9. Had a couple of games with the U21s but looked a bit lost.

Walsh could well be the most naturally gifted lad with the academy and no, I haven't forgotten Dowell. Unfortunately, like Wallace, Long, McAleny and co, his lack of inches will always be a problem.

Neil Shanahan
5 Posted 04/10/2015 at 11:20:01
It shouldn't be a problem. That's a prehistoric view of football. The lad is a central midfielder. Scholes, Arteta, Keane, Fabregas, Makelele.... Not giants but some of the best in midfielders in the Premierships history. Gets even more silly when you look at foreign teams. Barca being the prime example.
Harold Matthews
6 Posted 04/10/2015 at 22:15:46
I agree, Neil, it shouldn't be a problem but it is. Coaches always seem to favour the big guys. Look at our three 1st team youngsters. Stones, Browning and Galloway. All 6'-1" and above. Of course, if they're as good as Alan Ball, Messi, Iniesta, Lahm and David Silva then size doesn't matter.

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