Everton U18s defeat Burnley to win CEE Cup!

Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 0comments  |  Jump to last
Burnley 1 - 3 Everton

Everton U18s withstood a second-half push from Burnley in the CEE Cup final to seal the win with Tom Warren's second goal at the Ďolíček Stadium in Prague on Wednesday.

After a slow start, the Everton lads won both their last two games 6-0 and were in fine form against their Lancastrian neighbours Burnley, both sides having put paid to various Eastern European competitors to challenge for the trophy.

The GENERALI CEE Cup is an annual football tournament that brings some of the leading youth teams (Under-19s) from first leagues in, mainly Central & Eastern Europe to the Czech Republic, along with invited sides from some of the major world leagues.

The match kicked off at 6pm CET (5pm BST) and was streamed live on YouTube, with the video of the full match here;

Everton went ahead in the 17th minute through Tom Warren off a long-ball from the right wing. The score was doubled a minute later, a clinical finish from Simms off an excellent through-ball.

The Blues dominated the game without adding to the score well into the second half. Jordan Corke replaced Pawel Zuk on 65 mins. Everton became increasingly sloppy and it was no surprise when Burnley pulled a goal back with 20 minutes left.

Stung into an instant response, the Blues reacted well with Tom Warren driving home his second and Everton's third that would seal the win and a fine piece of gold-plated silverwarer fro the Everton Academy side, with Ellis Simms winning the Golden Boot.

Everton U18:

1 Nico Defreitas-Hansen
5 Stephen Duke-McKenna
3 Michael Collins
11 Con Ouzounidis
10 Nathan Moore
17 Tom Warren
7 Sid Kerr
15 Thomas Scully
19 Pawel Zuk
6 Anthony Gordon
16 Ellis Simms

2 Joe Anderson
4 Jordan Corke
9 Barney McKeown
12 Joe Hilton (GK)
14 Elliot Richards
29 Shayne Lavery
18 Joshua Zirkzee


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