Strike duo seal U23s win over Chelsea

Monday, 29 January, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last
Fraser Hornby and Bassala Sambou combined for two goals as Everton's Under-23s beat Checkatrade Trophy semi-finalists Chelsea at the Merseyrail Community Stadium in Southport this evening.

The duo partnered each other again up front while Conor Grant returned to the side following the collapse of his proposed loan move to Plymouth.

Notable absentees from the side that beat Portsmouth last week were Luke Garbutt, who will be in the first-team squad on Wednesday, and Beni Baningime who might also be part of Sam Allardyce's thinking for the game against Leicester.

Everton took an early lead when the attacking partnership combined as Hornby converted Sambou's header on.

Chelsea equalised later in the first half through Redan, however, to leave things level at half time.

Everton's strike duo combined to restore the home side's lead when Hornby turned provider for Sambou to make it 2-1.

Everton: Hewelt, Markelo, Feeney {c}, Gibson, Foulds, Adeniran, Grant, Evans, Broadhead, Sambou, Hornby

Subs: Hilton, Denny, Baxter, Bowler, Lavery  

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