Everton U18s came unstuck against Stoke City U18s by the odd goal in three scored in the last 10 mins to lose Saturday's game 2-1 at the Clayton Wood Training Ground.
Mampala thumped the woodwork on 62 minutes and 17 minutes later spurned a good opportunity from close range.
But they “switched off” late into the game after conceding on 85 and 87 minutes. But despite centre-back Elliot Richards stabbing home in the dying stages to halve Everton's deficit, the visitors could not extend their six-match unbeaten league run.
Everton U18s: Johnson [Y]; Moore, Duke-McKenna, Collins, Richards; Denny, Scully (57' Zuk); Adedoyin (65' Simms), Gordon, Iversen [Y], Mampala.
Subs not Used: Murphy, McKeown, Anderson.