Everton Under-18s advanced into the semi-finals of the Premier League Cup with a 2-0 win over Fulham at USM Finch Farm.
After a tight opening, the young Blues opened the scoring with the game's first real chance. Anthony Gordon and Stephen Duke-McKenna combined before Gordon produced a fine finish from close-range.
Korede Adedoyin then went close to doubling the young Blues' lead - but the forward's header from Nathan Moore's cross was comfortably dealt with by the Fulham goal keeper.
The opening 15 minutes of the second half saw the home team soak up a considerable amount of pressure, but some resolute defending by the young Blues kept the visitors at bay.
And with 20 minutes remaining, the Everton sealed their passage into the last four. Elliot Richards headed Duke-McKenna's free-kick goalwards before the ball was deflected into his own net by Abraham.
Ten minutes from time and the visitors were reduced to 10 men after Nicolas Santos saw red for a late tackle on Joe Anderson, before Tait's side went close to adding a third in stoppage time as substitute Pawel Zuk headed against the post.
Everton U18s: Hansen, Moore, Anderson, Collins, Richards [Y], Denny, Adedoyin, Scully (69' Iversen), Mampala, Duke-McKenna, Gordon (69' Zuk).
Subs not used: Murphy, Simms, McKeown.