U23s edged by Sunderland

Friday 20 October 2017  2 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton's Under-23s missed the chance to go top of the Premier League 2 table today as they were beaten by a single Black Cats goal.

The Blues shaded a first half that featured few genuine chances, Luke Garbutt driving a shot wide and Harry Charsley forcing a save from goalkeeper James Talbot.

And David Unsworth's men remained in the ascendency after half time, with David Henen shooting over and Jose Baxter missing the target before Bassala Sambou missed the best chance thus far from four yards out.

Shane Lavery went close later in the second half but with five minutes to go, Luke Molyneux fired a solo effort past Joel Robles to score what would prove to be the winner.

Morgan Feeney had a couple of late headers that both missed the target as Everton searched for an equaliser that never came.

Everton U23s: Robles, Charsley, Garbutt, Baningime, Feeney (c), Foulds, Evans, Adeniran (34' Donkor), Sambou (70' Lavery), Henen, Baxter (70' Broadhead).
Subs not used: Gray, Markelo.


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John Dean
3 Posted 20/10/2017 at 23:47:14
I don't think Sambou's was our best chance – he just happened to be close to the goal line when the ball and a defender arrived on him at the same time and he didn't get a clear sighting.

Disappointing both that we didn't win and that fans haven't got the chance to attend Finch Farm games yet. Does anybody know when the planned ground improvements works are scheduled to start and finish?

Liam Reilly
4 Posted 21/10/2017 at 18:10:02
What's going on with Liam Walsh at Birmingham anyone know?

I had high hopes for him but he's only played 3 times; all defeats and he's not in the squad today at Millwall.

Is he injured?

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