Everton Under-18s coach Paul Tait hailed his side's “aggressive” approach as they battled to victory against Swansea City in the Premier League Cup at USM Finch Farm.
Fraser Hornby's second-half brace was enough to secure a 2-0 win for the young Blues, who remain top of their group with maximum points from two games played.
The hosts had initially struggled to break down a resilient and well-disciplined Swansea backline in the opening 45 minutes.
However, after a tactical switch at the break and the introduction of Hornby, Tait's charges began to find their rhythm. And, after going close on a couple of occasions, it was the substitute who turned home twice to make himself the Toffees' match-winner.
[No further information or teamsheets are available on this match.]