U23s win first International Cup game

18 August  4 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton U23s won their first group match in this season's Premier League International Cup as they beat Reading 2-1 with goals from Calum Dyson and Antony Evans in Southport.

The visitors started well and hit the post early on but the Blues took the lead soon afterwards through Dyson when he collected an under-hit back-pass fired into the corner.

Five minutes after that, the home side doubled their lead. Dyson capitalised on more hesitation in the Reading defence and fed it to Evans who converted from close range.

Evans almost grabbed a second shortly before the break but he shot wide of goal.

Everton U23s: Hewelt; Jones {c}, Robinson, Foulds, Feeney; Yarney (Henen 46'), Ledson, Baningime (Walsh 53'); Dyson, Evans (C Duffus 46') Charsley.
Subs not Used: Gray, Bainbridge, Holland, Broadhead.

Full match report at Everton FC Website

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Colin Williams
1 Posted 19/08/2016 at 11:52:14
Some great talent there! Need Patience though! Find the right clubs for loans - give it 18 months and watch them perform for our great club at the top level.
Paul Ellam
2 Posted 19/08/2016 at 18:31:51
Well done lads.
The future looks good.
John Austin
3 Posted 20/08/2016 at 00:50:26
Colin - I agree. Some really good talent but I thought we were fortunate to win last night. Reading looked sharper and stronger throughout most of the game. They seemed generally older than us and it showed. But credit to the lads for battling away and getting the win. Impressed with Baningime and Walsh who replaced him. Feeney and Foulds gelled well together and showed a lot of promise against a side very good at going forward. Jones and Robinson also did well. Hewelt made a couple of great saves towards the end to hold on to the win.

A negative point for me was Henen. He came on in the second half and I got the impression that he thought he was better than the rest. I've got news for him – he isn't! Attitude problem in my opinion.

Great to see Joe Royle, Duncan and I think Steve Walsh there taking it all in.

Well done to the boys but they are all a long way off the first team at the moment. Here's hoping!

Neil Sagar
4 Posted 20/08/2016 at 01:47:50
Well done, Blues... some potential on show.

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