U23s lose at Portsmouth in the Premier League Cup

Monday 27 February 2017  8 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton U23s took on Portsmouth in a key game that would decide Group D of the Premier League Cup, but lost 2-1 after taking the lead on the half-hour with a smart lob over the keeper from Bassala Sambou after a great through-ball from the impressive Jamie Yates.

But the home side came back into it in the second half with two goals to turn the game around and deny the Everton side any further interest in the competition.

Everton U23s: Hilton, Yates, Foulds, Williams (54' Donohue), Feeney, Yarney (46' Denny), Henen, Kiersey, Sambou, Broadhead, Byrne (58' Bramall).
Subs not Used: Hunt.  

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Liam Reilly
1 Posted 27/02/2017 at 11:10:57
Biggest match on this evening and definately doable for this group of lads.

Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 27/02/2017 at 15:00:41
It will make the U23's season longer as well if they win, and means more games for them which is what they need.
Geoff Trenner
4 Posted 27/02/2017 at 19:58:54
One up at half-time. Sambou scored after 29 minutes.
Geoff Trenner
5 Posted 27/02/2017 at 20:07:11
Portsmouth equalise very early in second half...
Geoff Trenner
6 Posted 27/02/2017 at 20:48:12
Pompey 2-1 up. Everton going out.
Geoff Trenner
7 Posted 27/02/2017 at 20:55:42
Finished 2-1.
Bernard Dooley
8 Posted 28/02/2017 at 13:12:19
Everton sent an inexperienced side to Portsmouth with only a couple of players with more than two starts at this level. No doubt saving themselves for Man City away on Friday night which could effectively win them the Premier League 2 title.
Kieran Fitzgerald
9 Posted 02/03/2017 at 07:17:11
Does Sambou look like a striker who could have a go at the first team? He seems to be among the goals at this level.

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