David Henen returned from his loan at Fleetwood to take his place in David Unsworth's attack and while he didn't make a dent on the scoresheet, Callum Connolly did to set the Blues on their way and Mason Holgate scored a second at the death.
Everton hit the woodwork twice through Harry Charsley and Kieran Dowell in a goalless first half and Russell Griffiths kept things goalless at the start of the second with a great save.
Connolly made the breakthrough 11 minutes after half time, though, when he headed home Dowell's corner.
And Dowell was involved in the set-piece that led to the second goal in the 90th minute when he and Charsley combined to set up Holgate for another header.
Everton: Hewelt, Jones, Foulds, Davies, Connolly, Holgate, Charsley, Williams, Evans, Dowell, Henen (Dyson 60')
Subs: Griffiths, Baningime, Brewster, Graham.
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1 Posted 11/04/2016 at 21:16:53
2 Posted 11/04/2016 at 21:57:04
3 Posted 11/04/2016 at 21:59:29
4 Posted 11/04/2016 at 22:42:53
5 Posted 11/04/2016 at 22:47:20
Some of them he will play in at pace, sometimes he'll dink it to the near post sometimes he'll drill it in at head height or play it to the edge. Much better than anything the current first team can do and also he has a number of clever routines like the one which made the second goal.
I think he's absolutely ready and I think the first team need a lift that he can provide. He's got more intelligence than any of our current attacking midfielders and he's one of our own.
6 Posted 12/04/2016 at 00:49:40
7 Posted 12/04/2016 at 01:02:42
I would like to see Dowell on the bench for the Crystal Palace or Southampton game, someone to look forward to, instead of the usual older players who are now past their best and don't inspire any hope of changing the game.
8 Posted 12/04/2016 at 05:05:49
9 Posted 12/04/2016 at 11:12:06
10 Posted 12/04/2016 at 11:24:14
11 Posted 12/04/2016 at 15:18:20
Who knows? These young players may even give the first team strugglers a bit of a kick up the backside!
Keep the best first team players like Lukaku, Barkley, McCarthy etc fresh/free of injuries for the FA Cup semi final (which is an actual chance to achieve something from this poor season) and play the likes of Dowell, Williams, Brewster etc in the league where we are stranded in mid table and has become meaningless.
It would be a great incentive for the young lads and also maybe cement their loyalties to the club and give them hope of a future with us.
12 Posted 12/04/2016 at 18:42:56
13 Posted 13/04/2016 at 18:54:59
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