Everton out of the FA Youth Cup following penalty drama at Deepdale

Wednesday 18 January 2017  25 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton's U18 lost to Preston North End in the 4th round going down 7-6 on penalties after the game finished 0-0 after extra time.

Jack Kiersey had the Young Blues's best chance of a tight first half but fired wide while Hornby, Bramall and Morris had chances to win it in the second half.

30 goalless minutes of extra time couldn't separate the two teams which set up a penalty shootout.

Alex Wood was the first to miss from 12 yards, his shot saved by Ben Pierce but Manasse Mampala spurned the chance to put Everton ahead when shot over the bar to keep the score on spot-kicks at 3-3.

The teams couldn't be separated as the shootout moved into sudden death but Michael Collins saw the decisive spot-kick saved.

Everton: Pierce, Morris, Harrington, Denny, Lees, Feeney, Bramall (105' Collins), Kiersey, Lavery (35' Baningime), Hornby, Moore (99' Mampala).
Subs: Hilton, Scully.  

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Tommy Davis
1 Posted 18/01/2017 at 17:46:31
Come on you young Blue boys!!
Geoff Trenner
2 Posted 18/01/2017 at 19:39:06
No score approaching half-time...
Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 18/01/2017 at 20:13:11
Keep putting the score up, Geoff, please.
Geoff Trenner
4 Posted 18/01/2017 at 20:21:28
No score after 58 minutes.
Geoff Trenner
5 Posted 18/01/2017 at 20:29:58
Still no score after 70 minutes.
Geoff Trenner
6 Posted 18/01/2017 at 20:50:50
Into 5 minutes of injury time. Still no score.
Geoff Trenner
7 Posted 18/01/2017 at 20:56:03
Into extra time.
Dave Abrahams
8 Posted 18/01/2017 at 21:18:00
Thanks Geoff, keep them coming, don't know how good Preston are, are you watching the game?
Geoff Trenner
9 Posted 18/01/2017 at 21:19:06
Into 2nd half of extra time. Still no score
Geoff Trenner
10 Posted 18/01/2017 at 21:37:35
Going to penalties. I'm working (dinner with client) so can't cover it kick by kick. I'll post the result at the end.
Dave Abrahams
11 Posted 18/01/2017 at 21:42:27
Geoff (#10) didn't realise the game was going to penalties... I've been looking forward to the replay, if we drew tonight.
Geoff Trenner
12 Posted 18/01/2017 at 21:44:01
First 6 kicks all scored.
Geoff Trenner
13 Posted 18/01/2017 at 21:49:58
6-6 both sides missed 2.
Eric Holland
14 Posted 18/01/2017 at 21:50:06
6 -6 at the moment
Eric Holland
15 Posted 18/01/2017 at 21:51:33
Lost 7-6.
Geoff Trenner
16 Posted 18/01/2017 at 21:52:17
PNE won 7-6 on pens
Dave Abrahams
17 Posted 18/01/2017 at 22:00:10
I wonder why Baningime and Mampala only started on the subs bench, Baningime is very good and I think Mampala is the lad we bought off Coventry City last Summer; seems strange.
Geoff Trenner
18 Posted 18/01/2017 at 22:00:10
Night all, sleep tight.
Dave Abrahams
19 Posted 18/01/2017 at 22:05:36
Geoff, forgot to say thanks for keeping us all up to date with the score. Out of another cup!!!
Lyndon Lloyd
20 Posted 18/01/2017 at 22:06:02
I think you're thinking of Bassala Sambou, Dave (17). Mampala is a former scholar who was added to the Academy last year.
Geoff Trenner
21 Posted 18/01/2017 at 22:24:52
No problem, Dave, shame I couldn't pass on better news.

Apparently PNE were the better side in the first half but Everton dominated the 2nd particularly the last 15 minutes and had a good few efforts on goal. PNE keeper looked decent.

Andrew Presly
22 Posted 18/01/2017 at 23:10:14
Disappointing, as Walter Smith used to say. A lot.
Barry Pearce
23 Posted 19/01/2017 at 09:05:56
Unlucky young blues, heads up.
Dave Abrahams
24 Posted 19/01/2017 at 15:48:56
Lyndon (20), yes Lyndon you are correct, just that the name seemed familiar, why don't they sign players like Smith, Brown, Jones etc?

Definitely no offence meant.

Steavey Buckley
25 Posted 19/01/2017 at 20:59:22
It does appear when it comes to cup games from the seniors right through to the Under-23s and Under-18s, Everton teams do have a problem of mental strength and attitude, because they keep losing cup games.

Which is a pity, because the mental side of the game is just as important as the physical one.

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