Dramatic fightback rescues a point for U18s

Saturday 1 October 2016  0 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton's youngsters came back from 4-1 down against Sunderland U18s to draw 4-4 at Finch Farm on Saturday and make it four successive games unbeaten.

Kevin Sheedy's side fell behind as early as the 13th minute when Lee Connelly clipped a shot over Chris Renshaw in the Blues' goal before Brandon Taylor doubled the visitors' advantage with a header from a corner midway through the first half.

Stephen Duke-McKenna was adjudged to have fouled Fergus McAughtrie in his area shortly before half-time and Connelly rattled in the resulting penalty to make it 3-0.

A penalty at the other end, however, allowed Shane Lavery to reduce the arrears before the half-time whistle after Jack Kiersey has been shoved over in the Sunderland box.

It was the young Black Cats who scored next, however, when Connelly completed his hat-trick with another chipped effort after Renshaw had denied Jake Hackett.

Everton hit back again, however, beginning their impressive recovery when Fraser Hornby crossed for Lavery to score. Two minutes later, Hornby himself found the net when he headed home a cross by Kiersey.

And four minutes after that, Lavery's centre was spilled by the goalkeepr and Hornby was on hand to convert from close range and make it 4-4.

Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Moore, Harrington, Lees {c}, Hornby, Bramall, Kiersey, Lavery, Duke-McKenna, Mampala (69' Ball).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Kerr, Virtanen, Baxter.<

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