Everton Under-18s, 2016-17
Lineups, scores and brief match details for Everton Academy Under-18s side from Finch Farm.
|·Results & Fixtures||A record of Everton's Under-18 matches during the season|
|·League Setup||An explanation of the new Under-18 Premier League setup|
|·League Table||Everton's position in the North Group table|
|·Match Details||Teamsheets and brief reports for each match|
|·Appearances||A table of Under-18 appearances and goals|
|·Friendlies||Results from Under-18 friendly matches|
|Manager: Kevin Sheedy|
Everton Under-18s play the majority of their matches at Finch Farm. A new mini-stadium at the club's Halewood training complex is intended to improve the facilities by 2017.
U18 FIXTURES AND RESULTS, 2016-17
|U18 Premier League ― North Group||All KOs are UK time|
|Sat 13 Aug||Newcastle United (A)||0 - 1||Little Benton|
|Sat 20 Aug||Manchester City (H)||1 - 3||Hornby||Finch Farm|
|Sat 27 Aug||Manchester United (H)||1 - 5||Mampala||Finch Farm|
|Sat 10 Sep||Wolverhampton W (A)||3 - 3||Lavery 2 (1 pen), Morris||Compton|
|Sat 17 Sep||Derby County (H)||6 - 1||Lavery 2, Mampala, Evans, Lees 2||Finch Farm|
|Sat 24 Sep||Liverpool (A)||4 - 1||Evans 2, Bramall 2||Kirkby|
|Sat 1 Oct||Sunderland (H)||4 - 4||Lavery 2 (1 pen), Hornby 2||Finch Farm|
|Sat 15 Oct||Stoke City (A)||5 - 2||Hornby 4, Lavery||Clayton Wood|
|Sat 22 Oct||Middlesbrough (H)||1 - 0||Kiersey||Finch Farm|
|Sat 29 Oct||Blackburn Rovers (A)||0 - 0||Brockhall Village|
|Sat 5 Nov||West Bromwich A (H)||1 - 1||Hornby||Finch Farm|
|Sat 12 Nov||Sunderland (A)||2 - 0||Kiersey, Bramall||Academy of Light|
|Sat 19 Nov||Manchester City (A)||4 - 4||Latibeaudiere (og), Hornby 2, Kiersey||City Football Academy|
|Sat 3 Dec||Derby County (A)||2 - 0||Lavery, Bramall||Moor Farm|
|Thu 8 Dec||Tranmere Rovers (H)||2 - 0||Hornby, Lavery||Goodison Park||FAYC:3|
|Fri 16 Dec||Stoke City (H)||2 - 0||Evans 2||Finch Farm|
|Sat 14 Jan||Liverpool (H)||1 - 2||Hornby (pen)||Finch Farm|
|Wed 18 Jan||Prston North End (A)||0 - 0||[6 - 7 on Penalties]||Deepdale||FAYC:4|
|Sat 21 Jan||Manchester United (A)||1 - 1||Charsley||Carrington|
|Sat 28 Jan||Middlesbrough (A)||3 - 2||Scully, Hornby, Adedoyin||Rockliffe Park|
|Sat 11 Feb||Blackburn Rovers (H)||0 - 2||Finch Farm|
|Sat 18 Feb||West Bromwich A (A)||3 - 1||Bramall, Harrington, Adedoyin||WBA Training Group|
|Wed 1 Mar||Newcastle United (H)||2 - 0||Denny, Virtanen||Finch Farm|
|Sat 4 Mar||Wolverhampton W (H)||3 - 2||Scully, Adedoyin, Bramall||Finch Farm|
|Wed 8 Mar||Litherland Remyca (H)||0 - 1||Litherland|
|U18 Premier League ― 2nd Tier Group||All KOs are UK time|
|Sat 11 Mar||Middlesbrough (H)||2 - 1||Kiersey, Bramall||Finch Farm|
|Sat 18 Mar||Derby County (A)||0 - 3||Moor Farm|
|Tue 22 Mar||Fulham (H)||0 - 3||Finch Farm|
|Sat 1 Apr||Aston Villa (A)||0 - 1||Bodymoor Heath|
|Sat 29 Apr||Stoke City (A)||1 - 1||Bramall||Clayton Wood|
|Sat 6 May||Norwich City (H)||1 - 2||Mampala||Finch Farm|
|Tue 9 May||Tottenham Hotspur (H)||0 - 3||Finch Farm|
FA U18 PREMIER LEAGUE, Northern Group Table, 2016-17
Regional Stage; North Division
|10||West Bromwhich Albion||22||4||6||12||29||42||-13||18|
Merit Group Round; Tier Two
FA U18 Premier League
The U18 Premier League replaced the Premier Academy League at the start of the 2012-13 season with the aim to enhance youth development and help transition players between the Academy and First Team.
The league set-up has been modified as follows for the 2016-17 season:
- In total, 24 clubs compete in the U18 Premier League, with each of the clubs having applied for ‘Category One’ status in the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). There are 16 clubs from the Premier League, five clubs from the Championship and one club from League One.
- The format has changed since the 2012-13 season, with the 24 clubs now split into two separate regional groups, North and South.
- Clubs will play each opposing club in their own regional group twice, both home and away. Overall, the regional phase will last for 22 matches.
- All 24 clubs will then be split into three Tier Groups of 8 sides each, based on their final Regional Group positions.
- The top four clubs from each regional group will progress to the Tier One Group where they will face each other once either home and away as the national champion is determined.
- The next four clubs (5th thru 8th) from each regional group will go into the Tier Two Group where they will face each other once either home and away.
- The last four clubs (9th thru 12th) from each regional group will go into the Tier Three Group where they will face each other once either home and away.
Age requirement: Clubs are not allowed to field any outfield players outside of the U18 age category. However, the goalkeeper is permitted to come from the U19 age category.
The 12 clubs in the North Group of the 2016-17 U18 Premier League are:
Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Stoke City, West Bromwhich Albion & Wolverhampton Wanderers
The 12 clubs in the South Group of the 2016-17 U18 Premier League are:
Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Fulham, Leicester City, Norwich City, Reading, Southampton, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur & West Ham United.
Under-18 Premier League: Match Details, 2016-17
The section below contains team details, scorers, and brief match reports for Everton Under-18 matches during the 2016-17 Season.
Newcastle United 1 - 0 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #1
Saturday 13 August 2016
Everton's Under-18s kicked off their 2016-17 campaign with a defeat when they lost 1-0 at Newcastle.
Kevin Sheedy's side were eventually beaten by an 80th-minute strike after a tight encounter with few chances for either side.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Ouzounidis, Lees, Harrington, Morris, Duke-McKenna, Scully (60' Hornby), Denny, Withe (60' Mampala), Lavery, Bramall.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Moore, Corke.
Everton 1 - 3 Manchester City
U18 Premier League North, Game #2
Monday 20 August 2016
The Young Blues fell to a 3-1 defeat to reigning U18 Premier League Champions Manchester City at Finch Farm this morning... their second in as many games of the new season.
City took the lead 10 minutes into the second half when Joe Hardy struck and then took an unassailable advantage through Ian Carlo Poveda-Ocampo and Jadon Sancho.
Fraser Hornby drove home a consolation goal off a corner in injury time for Everton.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Duke-McKenna, Harrington, Ouzounidis, Lees, Scully (69' Virtanen), Withe (59' Mampala), Denny, Lavery, Bramall, Hornby.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Moore, John.
Everton 1 - 5 Manchester United
U18 Premier League North, Game #3
Saturday 27 August 2016
Everton's Under-18s were beaten 5-1 by Manchester United Under-18s at Finch Farm yesterday.
Manasse Mampala had got the Blues off to a great start with a goal after 20 minutes but the visitors had turned the game on its head by the break thanks to strikes by Nishan Burkart and Kayne Diedrick-Roberts.
Diedrick-Roberts and Darren McIntosh-Buffonge added further goals for United in the second half.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Corke (55' Duke-McKenna), Moore, Harrington, Lees, Collins, Lavery, Denny, Mampala (61' Withe), Bramall, Hornby.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Scully, Kerr.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 3 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #4
Saturday 10 September 2016
A last-minute equaliser denied Everton's Under-18s a victory over Wolves today.
Two goals by Shane Lavery, including one from the penalty spot, and a strike by Liam Morris had the Young Blues on course for a win but they were pegged back when Austin Samuels levelled for the Midlanders to make it 3-3.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Lees, Harrington, Moore, Hornby, Denny, Duke-McKenna, Bramall (70' Kerr), Mampala (78' Ball), Lavery.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Withe, Scully.
Everton 6 - 1 Derby County
U18 Premier League North, Game #5
Saturday 17 September 2016
Everton's Under-18s hammered Derby County's youngsters 6-1 thanks to a brace apiece for free-scoring Shane Lavery and skipper Callum Lees.
After Henry Wise had equalised for the visitors to cancel out Lavery's 10th-minute opener, Manasse Mampala restored Everton's lead five minutes before half-time.
Everton ran away with it in the second period, with Antony Evans and two from Lees making it 5-1 before Lavery wrapped things up with a sixth later in the half.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Harrington, Baningime, Lees, Feeney, Bramall (74' Hornby), Kiersey (68' Denny), Lavery, Evans, Mampala (69' Duke-McKenna).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Moore.
Liverpool 1 - 4 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #6
Saturday 24 September 2016
Everton Under-18s took local bragging rights in emphatic style with a 4-1 away win over Liverpool.
Antony Evans and Daniel Bramall helped themselves to a brace each as the Blues recovered from conceding an equaliser early in the second half to eventually claim a handsome victory.
Evans opened the scoring after collecting Beni Baningime's pass after 10 minutes but when goalkeeper Chris Renshaw spilled a shot, Yan Dhanda was on hand to level for the Reds shortly after half time.
Evans restored the advantage midway through the second period, however, before Shane Lavery released Bramall down the right whose cross-cum-shot caught the 'keeper out to double the lead.
Baningime was the provider again for the fourth, crossing for Bramall to tap home from close range.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Harrington, Baningime, Lees (c), Feeney, Bramall, Kiersey (84' Hornby), Lavery, Evans, Mampala (40' Duke-McKenna (90+1' Virtanen)).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Moore.
Everton 4 - 4 Sunderland
U18 Premier League North, Game #7
Saturday 1 October 2016
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 goalkeepre and Hornby was on hand to convert from close range and make it 4-4.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris [Y], Moore, Harrington, Lees, Hornby, Bramall, Kiersey, Lavery, Duke-McKenna, Mampala (69' Ball).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Kerr, Virtanen, Baxter.
Stoke City 2 - 5 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #8
Saturday 15 October 2016
Everton Under-18s came from two goals behind to record a stunning 5-2 away victory over Stoke City.
Everton's youngsters conceded twice inside the opening 20 minutes, but hit back almost instantly after the second as Fraser Hornby controlled Daniel Bramall's cross and neatly fired into the bottom corner with a left-footed drive.
The tremendous comeback saw three more goals for midfielder Hornby, with the Scotland Under-19 international completing a perfect hat-trick then adding his and the young Blues' fourth before Shayne Lavery sealed the win late on.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Lees, Feeney, Harrington, Bramall (80' Moore), Kiersey, Baningime, Denny (85' Duke-McKenna), Hornby (82' Ball), Lavery.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Mampala.
Everton 1 - 0 Middlesbrough
U18 Premier League North, Game #9
Saturday 22 October 2016
Everton U18s beat Middlesbrough at Finch Farm this morning with a goal in the second half from Jack Kiersey.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Harrington, Baningime, Lees, Feeney, Bramall (90' Virtanen), Kiersey, Lavery, Hornby, Moore (65' Ball).
Subs not used: Jones, Mampala, Kerr.
Blackburn Rovers 0 - 0 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #10
Saturday 29 October 2016
Everton Under-18s extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 0-0 away draw against in-form Blackburn Rovers, halting their 5-game winning streak.
The young Blues looked more likely to take all three points after the hosts were reduced to 10 men just before the half-time interval. But, despite their best efforts, the Toffees were kept at bay and goalkeeper Chris Renshaw was called into action twice late on to ensure the visitors would take a point.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Harrington, Lees, Collins, Bramall, Baningime (60' Duke-McKenna), Kiersey, Moore (70' Kerr), Ball (82' Mampala), Lavery.
Subs not Used: Jones, Scully.
Everton 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
U18 Premier League North, Game #11
Saturday 5 November 2016
Everton U18s made it eight games unbeaten with a 1-1 draw at home to West Brom, Fraser Hornby grabbing his eighth goal of the season.
The Blues fell behind inside the opening minute, a long ball was played back for the onrushing Marcus Forss and he fired past Chris Renshaw in the Everton goal.
Everton responded with some decent attacking moves and their pressure final showed in the 25th minute. Morris pulled the ball back to Evans, who saw his shot blocked � but the ball fell perfectly for Hornby to toe poke into the top corner of the West Brom net.
The young Toffees started the second half in the manner they'd finished the first, and Blues dominated for spells but couldn't break down a resilient West Brom backline.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Harrington, Collins, Lees, Denny, Bramall, Kiersey, Lavery, Hornby, Evans (60' Ball).
Subs not Used: Piece, Kerr, Moore, Mampala.
Sunderland 0 - 2 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #12
Saturday 12 November 2016
Academy of Light
Both goals came in the first half as Jack Kiersey and Daniel Bramall both produced superb individual efforts to put the Black Cats to the sword.
And despite the hosts improvement and intent after the break, Kevin Sheedy's young Blues held firm to close the gap on the top four to just a point.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Moore, Collins, Lees, Denny, Bramall, Kiersey, Lavery, Hornby, Mampala (74' Ball).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Scully, Duke-McKenna, Kerr.
Manchester City 4 - 4 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #13
Saturday 19 November 2016
After Ian Carlo Poveda's early strike and Liam Morris turned into his own net, the young Blues had it all to do at City's Academy Stadium.
But a Joel Latideaudiere own-goal on the stroke of half-time sparked Kevin Sheedy's side into life and, following Fraser Hornby's 12-minute brace, Jack Kiersey netted to put the Toffees 4-2 ahead on the hour mark.
Unfortunately for the visitors, the drama wasn't over there. Henri Ogunby clawed the Citizens back into the game with seven minutes remaining before Demean Duhaney levelled moments later to ensure the spoils would be shared.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Harrington, Collins, Lees; Denny, Bramhall, Kiersey; Lavery, Evans (82' Duke-McKenna), Hornby.
Subs not Used: Hilton, Moore, Ball, Mampala.
Derby County 0 - 2 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #14
Saturday 3 December 2016
Shayne Lavery opened the scoring moments before the break and Daniel Bramall's piece of individual brilliance midway through the second half secured all three points which keep Kevin Sheedy's side firmly in the mix for the top-four positions that qualify for the end-of-season title play-offs.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Lees, Feeney, Harrington, Bramall, Baningime (54' Denny), Kiersey, Lavery, Evans, Hornby (60' Moore).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Ball, Scully.
Everton 2 - 0 Stoke City
U18 Premier League North, Game #15
Friday 16 December 2016
Everton's Under-18s extended their unbeaten sequence to 13 matches today thanks to a 2-0 win over Stoke City's youth at Finch Farm.
Antony Evans scored both goals, the first coming in the 35th minute and the second six minutes from the end of the second half.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Moore, Harrington, Baningime, Lees, Feeney, Bramall, Kiersey (84' Collins), Lavery (84' Duke-McKenna), Evans, Denny.
Subs not used: Pierce, Mampala, Scully.
Everton 1 - 2 Liverpool
U18 Premier League North, Game #16
Saturday 14 January 2017
Everton U18s 13-game unbeaten run came to an end in a 1-2 defeat to Liverpool at USM Finch Farm.
They were much the better side throughout and unfortunate not to take something from a predictably hard-fought contest in which the Blues had chances before going behind to a fast breakaway.
Hornby heading over and Jack Kiersey lost his footing when clear before Bramall was tripped and Hornby stepped up and coolly converted from the spot.
Shayne Lavery then went close to giving Everton the lead but the Reds went straight up the other end and delivered another sucker-punch.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Moore (90' Mampala), Harrington, Denny, Lees, Collins, Bramall, Kiersey, Lavery, Hornby, Gordon (57' Scully).
Subs not used: Jones, Duke-McKenna, Ball.
Manchester United 1 - 1 Everton
U18 Premier League, Game #17
Saturday 21 January 2017
Charlie Ball equalized after Ben Pierce had saved a penalty against Manchester United at Carrington on Saturday morning.
Kevin Sheedy's side found themselves a goal behind on 20 minutes but the home side were denied a winning strike from the penalty spot shortly after the break. Substitute Charlie Ball produced a fine effort to level the scores midway through the second half.
Everton U18s: Pierce [Y], N Baxter [Y], Moore, Denny, Harrington, Collins, Bramall, Kiersey, Mampala (46' Scully), Hornby, John (59' Ball).
Subs not Used: Scott, Adedoyin, Ouzounidis.
Middlesbrough 2 - 3 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #18
Saturday 28 January 2017
Everton Under-18s came back to beat Middlesbrough 3-2 after going behind to an early own-goal.
The Blues Academy side, still harbouring hope of making the end-of-season title play-offs, suffered the worst possible start when the hosts went ahead through a Ryan Harrington own goal inside four minutes.
An untypical slow start was further punished by Brandon Holdsworth midway through the half, but Kevin Sheedy's side responded in style after the break.
First, Tom Scully grabbed his first goal at Under-18s level on the hour-mark with a volley from close range, before the team's leading scorer Fraser Hornby made it 2-2 with 20 minutes still to find a winner.
And find one they did, as 16-year-old substitute Korede Adedoyin was in the right place to net from close range when Hornby's 85th-minute shot was parried.
Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Moore, Bramall, Hornby, Scully, John (65' Duke-McKenna), Denny, Kiersey, (65' Adedoyin), Harrington, Collins.
Subs not Used: A Jones, Ouzounidis, Mampala.
Everton 0 - 2 Blackburn Rovers
U18 Premier League North, Game #19
Saturday 11 February 2017
Everton U18s hopes of a top-four finish suffered a setback after Blackburn Rovers beat them 2-0 to take all three points at USM Finch Farm on Saturday morning.
The Blues fielded a youthful starting 11 without regulars Callum Lees, Alex Denny and Shayne Lavery
Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Moore, Scully, Harrington, Collins, Bramall, Kiersey (62' Gordon), Hornby, Adedoyin, John (46' Duke-McKenna).
Subs not used: A Jones, Mampala, Ouzounidis.
West Bromwich Albion 1 - 3 Everton
U18 Premier League North, Game #20
Saturday 18 February 2017
WBA Training Ground
Everton U18s secured an impressive win 3-1 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday with goals from Kiersey, Harrington and Adedoyin.
The young Blues came racing out of the blocks and took a deserved lead on 15 minutes as Jack Kiersey opened the scoring with a tidy low finish.
Kevin Sheedy's side continued to dominate proceedings and doubled their advantage before the half-time interval when Michael Collins' free-kick was cleared as far as Ryan Harrington, who made no mistake from close-range.
The visitors added a third shortly after the break, with 16-year-old forward Korede Adedoyin capping an impressive display with a goal. West Brom pulled one back with 10 minutes remaining.
Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Moore, Harrington, Collins (80' Ouzounidis), Bramall (85' Richards), Scully, Kiersey, Denny, Duke-McKenna, Adedoyin.
Subs not Used: A Jones, Gordon, Warren.
Everton 2 - 0 Newcastle United
U18 Premier League North, Game #21
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Everton U18s beat Newcastle United 2-0 at Finch Farm this afternoon in the penultimate game of the Northern Division under the regional phase of the league.
Goals from Alex Denny and substitute Miko Virtanen sealed the win for the younng Blues.
Despite showing decent form in the last few games, they remain unable to penetrate the top four of the U18 Premier League and after Friday's final fixture against Wolves, they will go into the Second Tier Group for the second stage of the season, where they will meet similarly placed teams from the Southern Division.Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Moore, Scully, Harrington, Collins, Bramall, Denny, Adedoyin, Gordon (62' Virtanen), Duke-McKenna (70' Warren).
Subs not Used: Jones, Mampala, Ouzounidis.
Everton 3 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
U18 Premier League North, Game #22
Saturday 4 March 2017
Everton U18s took on Wolverhampton Wanderers at USM Finch Farm on Saturday morning and came from behind to win 3-2 in the last minute.
Kevin Sheedy's young Blues raced into a three-minute lead thanks to Tom Scully's well-taken right-footed effort, but the visitors found themselves ahead with goals either side of the break.
Korede Adedoyin bundled home from close range to level the game at 2-2 midway through the second half, before Daniel Bramall cut in off the left and his deflected shot looped over the goalkeeper to clinch victory with 60 seconds of play remaining.
This was their final game in the regional phase of the U-18 Premier League competition this season where they will finish 5th in the North Division.
Teams finishing 5th to 8th in both North and South then peel off into the Second Tier Group for the rest of the season, while the top four become the First Tier Group and compete for the title.
Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Harrington, Collins, Moore, Scully, Denny, Duke-McKenna (60' Gordon), Virtanen (45' Morris), Bramall, Adedoyin.
Subs not Used: Jones, Warren, Kerr.
Litherland Remyca 1 - 0 Everton
Liverpool Senior Cup, Quarterfinal
Wednesday 8 March 2017
A young Everton side failed to progress in the Liverpool Senior Cup after a first-half header handed Litherland Remyca a 1-0 quarter-final win.
Despite the disappointing result, the Toffees started brightly against their hosts, with Daniel Bramall, David Henen, Bassala Sambou and Alex Denny all going close to opening the scoring in the early stages. But 15 minutes before the half-time interval - and against the run of play - Remyca broke the deadlock. The Blues failed to clear a deep corner, before the cross was eventually headed home.
David Unsworth's side rallied well to falling behind and went close to equalising just before the break. Captain for the evening Morgan Feeney connected perfectly with Bramall's cross from the right - but the Remyca goalkeeper pulled off a fine reaction save to deny the centre-back.
The majority of the second period was played in Litherland’s half but the Blues struggled to find a way past a stubborn backline. The best chance of the half fell to striker Sambou but he could only drag his effort wide of the post after being sent clear by Denny.
Everton U18s: Hilton, Yates, Foulds, Kiersey, Feeney, Denny,
Henen, Broadhead, Sambou, Byrne, Bramall.
Subs: Hunt, Moore, Harrington, Scully, Morris.
League Table ― North Group
|1 (C)||Manchester City||22||17||4||1||70||22||+48||55|
Assured of First place
Qualified for Tier 1 Group
Qualified for Tier 2 Group
Qualified for Tier 3 Group
Everton 2 - 1 Middlesbrough
U18 Premier League 2nd Tier, Game #1
Saturday 11 March 2017
Everton U18s missed out on the Tier One split and start the rest of the season with seven other sides in the Tier Two group, the first visitors being Middlesbrough who went down to a 2-1 defeat at Finch Farm today.
The young Blues opened the scoring on 25 minutes when Jack Kiersey turned home a rebound from close range. Kevin Sheedy's side continued on the front foot into the second period but, despite their dominance, spurned a few half chances to double their advantage.
A second eventually came two minutes from time when winger Daniel Bramall latched on to a long ball and finished with aplomb into the bottom corner. The visitors pulled a goal back deep into stoppage time, but it proved little more than a consolation.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Morris (46' Duke-McKenna), Harrington, Denny, Lees, N Baxter, Bramall, Kiersey, Adedoyin, Scully (66' Virtanen), Moore.
Subs not Used: Jones, Mampala, Gordon.
Derby County 3 - 0 Everton
U18 Premier League 2nd Tier, Game #2
Saturday 18 March 2017
Everton U18s suffered a 3-0 reverse at the hands of Derby County on Saturday.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Morris [Y], Moore, Scully
(74' Harrington), N Baxter, Lees, Bramall, Denny, Adedoyin, Gordon (74' Mampala), Duke-McKenna.
Subs not Used: Jones, Kerr, Ouzounidis.
Everton 0 - 3 Fulham
U18 Premier League 2nd Tier, Game #3
Tuesday 22 March 2017
Everton Under-18s were beaten 3-0 by Fulham at Goodison Park on Wednesday afternoon in a match brought forward because of Everton's trip to the Dallas Cup in April.
Fulham opened the scoring after the interval and went on to notch up three goals as the young Blues continue to struggle with life in Tier Two.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Morris, Moore, Lees, Baxter (7' Gordon, (58' Virtanen)), Denny, Scully, Bramall, Kiersey, Duke-McKenna, Adedoyin (68' Mampala).
Subs not used: Jones, Kerr.
Aston Villa 1 - 0 Everton
U18 Premier League 2nd Tier, Game #4
Saturday 1 April 2017
Everton Under-18s were beaten by a solitary goal at Aston Villa on Saturday.
A quickly-taken free-kick in the 55th minute proved to be decisive as the youngsters side were edged out in their last fixture before heading to the Dallas Cup.
But the Blues lacked the cutting edge to break through against the Villains.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Morris, Harrington, Collins, Moore, Denny, Scully (60' Mampala), Warren (73' Ouzounidis), Duke-McKenna, Virtanen, Adedoyin (65' Gordon).
Subs not Used: Jones, John.
Stoke City 1 - 1 Everton
U18 Premier League 2nd Tier, Game #5
Saturday 29 April 2017
Daniel Bramall got the young Blues off to the perfect start, charging down the goalkeeper�s attempted clearance before converting Manasse Mampala�s cut-back to open the scoring inside 10 minutes. But the Blues were pegged back 10 minutes after the interval when a defensive error allowed Stoke to draw level. Mampala and substitute Sims spurned half chances in the closing stages, meaning the Toffees were forced to settle for a point.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Duke-McKenna, Moore,
Ouzounidis, Harrington, Lees, Bramall (75' Sims), Morris, Mampala, Warren,
Adedoyin (65' Gordon).
Subs not Used: Jones, Kerr, Collins.
Everton 1 - 2 Norwich City
U18 Premier League 2nd Tier, Game #6
Saturday 6 May 2017
Everton Under-18s fell to a 2-1 defeat to Norwich City at USM Finch Farm in their penultimate game of the 2016-17 season.
Two goals given up in the first half meant the young Blues' spirited second-half performance and Manasse Mampala's strike just before the hour mark proved little more than a consolation.
The visitors took a deserved lead on 21 minutes with a stunning 35-yard strike that flew into the top corner of Ben Pierce's net.
On the stroke of half-time, the visitors double their lead. Fleming latched on to Bradley Catton's long ball before seeing his cross turned into his own by Con Ouzounidis.
To their credit, the Toffees rallied after the break and got themselves back into the game on 56 minutes. Ryan Harrington intercepted a pass in midfield before releasing teammate Manasse Mampala, who fired low and hard into the bottom corner of the net.
Everton went close to levelling as Mampala threatened again, but the forward could only fire over after dispossessing the Norwich centre-back.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Duke-McKenna, Moore, Ouzounidis (72' Simms), Harrington, Lees, Bramall, Morris, Mampala, Warren (84' Gordon), Adedoyin (46' Collins).
Subs not Used: Hilton, Anderson.
Everton 0 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur
U18 Premier League 2nd Tier, Game #7
Tuesday 9 May 2017
Report Everton Under-18s fell to a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in their final game of the 2016-17 season.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Duke-McKenna (61' Carroll), Anderson, Ouzounidis,
Moore, Collins, Bramall, Morris, Simms (73' Astley), Warren, Mampala.
Subs not Used: Hilton.
Under-18 Appearances, 2016-17
|Daniel Bramall||28 (0)||7|
|Ryan Harrington||25 (0)||1|
|Nathan Moore||21 (2)||0|
|Callum Lees||21 (0)||2|
|Alex Denny||19 (2)||1|
|Liam Morris||19 (1)||1|
|Jack Kiersey||18 (0)||5|
|Shayne Lavery||16 (0)||8|
|Chris Renshaw||15 (0)||0|
|Fraser Hornby||14 (3)||12|
|Michael Collins||14 (2)||0|
|Ben Pierce||14 (0)||0|
|Stephen Duke-McKenna||13 (10)||0|
|Thomas Scully||11 (2)||2|
|Manasse Mampala||10 (7)||3|
|Korede Adedoyin||10 (1)||3|
|Nathan Baxter||9 (0)||0|
|Beni Baningime||7 (0)||0|
|Anthony Evans||6 (0)||5|
|Morgan Fenney||6 (0)||0|
|Con Ouzounidis||5 (2)||0|
|Tom Warren||4 (1)||0|
|Anthony Gordon||3 (6)||0|
|Kyle John||3 (0)||0|
|Miko Virtanen||2 (6)||1|
|George Withe||2 (1)||0|
|Charlie Ball||1 (7)||1|
|Ellis Simms||1 (2)||0|
|Jordan Corke||1 (0)||0|
|Joe Anderson||1 (0)||0|
|Sid Kerr||0 (2)||0|
|Elliot Richards||0 (1)||0|
|Bobby Carroll||0 (1)||0|
|Ryan Astley||0 (1)||0|
|Aaron Jones||0 (0)||0|
|Jack Bainbridge||0 (0)||0|
|Matthew Johnson||0 (0)||0|
|Michael Donohue||0 (0)||0|
|Tyronne Duffus||0 (0)||0|
|Jamie Mellen||0 (0)||0|
|Josef Yarney||0 (0)||0|
|Joe Hilton||0 (0)||0|
|Thomas Scott||0 (0)||0|
Everton vs Team
Thursday 21 July 2016
Players Leaving after last season or during the Current Season: