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Everton Under-18s, 2017-18

Lineups, scores and brief match details for Everton Academy Under-18s side from Finch Farm.

Under-18s, 2018-19 »

[FA Youth Cup, 2017-18]

·Results & Fixtures  A record of Everton's Under-18 matches during the season
·League Setup  An explanation of the new Under-18 Premier League setup
·League Table  Everton's position in the North Group table
·Match Details  Teamsheets and brief reports for each match
·Appearances  A table of Under-18 appearances and goals
·Friendlies Results from Under-18 friendly matches

Everton Under-18s play the majority of their matches at Finch Farm. A new mini-stadium at the club's Halewood training complex is intended to improve the facilities by 2017.


U18 Premier League ― North Group All KOs are UK time
Date Opponent Result Scorers Venue Notes
Sat 12 Aug Stoke City (H) 2 - 2 Gordon, Adedoyin USM Finch Farm PLN: 1
  Sat 19 Aug Derby County (H)   1 - 3 Adedoyin USM Finch Farm PLN: 2
  Sat 26 Aug West Brom (A)   7 - 1 Hornby, Denny, Gordon 4 WBAFC Training Ground PLN: 3
  Sat  9 Sep Middlesbrough (H)   2 - 1 Mampala, Collins USM Finch Farm PLN: 4
  Sat 16 Sep West Brom (H)   1 - 0   USM Finch Farm PLC
  Fri 22 Sep Liverpool (A)   1 - 3 Gordon Kirkby Academy PLN: 5
  Sat 30 Sep Manchester United (H)   1 - 1 Adedoyin USM Finch Farm PLN: 6
  Sat 14 Oct Sunderland (A) 5 - 1 Gordon 2, Mampala 3 SFC Training Ground PLN: 7
Sat 21 Oct Manchester City (H)   5 - 3 Mampala, Gordon 2, Hornby, Corke USM Finch Farm PLN: 8
  Fri  3 Nov Swansea City (H)   2 - 0 Hornby 2 USM Finch Farm PLC
  Sat 18 Nov Newcastle United (A)   2 - 1 Mampala, Gordon Newcastle Utd Academy PLN: 9
  Sat 25 Nov Blackburn Rovers (A)   2 - 1 Duke-McKenna, Gordon BRFC Training Ground PLN:10
  Sat  2 Dec Derby County (H)   0 - 1   USM Finch Farm PLC
  Fri   8 Dec Ipswich Town (H)   1 - 2 Adedoyin USM Finch Farm FAYC
  Sat  6 Jan Derby County (A)   2 - 1 Gordon, Mampala DCFC Training Ground  
  Sat 13 Jan Stoke City (A)   1 - 2 Richards Clayton Wood  
  Sat 20 Jan West Brom (H)   3 - 2 Adedoyin, Mampala, Gordon USM Finch Farm  
  Sat 27 Jan Fulham (H)   2 - 0 Gordon, Abraham (og) USM Finch Farm PLC
  Sat 10 Feb Liverpool (H)   3 - 1 Millar (og), Scully, Mampala USM Finch Farm  
  Sat 17 Feb Chelsea (H)   0 - 1   USM Finch Farm PLC
  Sat 24 Feb Manchester United (A)   1 - 4 Simms Aon Training Complex  
  Tue  6 Mar Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)   1 - 1 Mampala USM Finch Farm  
  Sat 17 Mar Newcastle United (H)   7 - 0 Hunt, Simms, Adedoyin 4, Scully USM Finch Farm  
  Sat 24 Mar Middlesbrough (A)   12:30      
  Sat  7 Apr Manchester City (A)   11:00   City Football Academy  
  Tue 10 Apr Sunderland (H)   13:00      
  Sat 14 Apr Blackburn Rovers (H)   11:00   USM Finch Farm  
  Sat 21 Apr Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)   11:30   Hayward Training Ground  

FA U18 PREMIER LEAGUE, Northern Group Table, 2016-17

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City                
2 Manchester United                
3 Liverpool                
4 Blackburn Rovers                
5 Everton                
6 Derby County                
7 Middlesbrough                
8 Stoke City                
9 Newcastle United                
10 West Bromwhich Albion                
11 Sunderland                
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers                

FA U18 Premier League

The U18 Premier League replaced the Premier Academy League at the start of the 2012-13 season with the aim to enhance youth development and help transition players between the Academy and First Team.

The league set-up for the 2017-18 season:

  • In total, 24 clubs compete in the U18 Premier League, with each of the clubs having applied for ‘Category One’ status in the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). There are 15 clubs from the Premier League, five clubs from the Championship and one club from League One.
  • The f24 clubs are split into two separate regional groups, North and South.
  • Clubs will play each opposing club in their own regional group twice, both home and away.  Overall, the regional phase will last for 22 matches.
  • The top teams in each group face each other to determine the national champion.

Age requirement: Clubs are not allowed to field any outfield players outside of the U18 age category. However, the goalkeeper is permitted to come from the U19 age category.

The 12 clubs in the North Group of the 2017-18 U18 Premier League are:

Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Sunderland, West Brom, Wolves

The 12 clubs in the South Group of the 2017-18 U18 Premier League are:

Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea, Fulham, Leicester City, Norwich City, Reading, Southampton, Swansea City, Tottenham, West Ham

Under-18 Premier League – Match Details, 2017-18

The section below contains team details, scorers, and brief match reports for Everton Under-18 matches during the 2016-17 Season.

Everton 2 - 2 Stoke City

U18 Premier League North, Game #1
Saturday 12 August 2017
USM Finch Farm

Goals from Gordon and Adedoyin gave the Blues a 2-goal lead at the break but a red card for Stoke player in the second half gave them a false sense of security and they allowed two goals in the last 25 minutes to squander the lead and two of the three points.

Everton U18s: Hilton, Duke-McKenna, Moore, Denny [Y], Ouzounidis, Scully, Adedoyin (69' Carroll), Kerr, Simms (63' Zuk), Gordon, Mampala [Y].
Subs not Used: Murphy, Anderson, Richards.

Everton 1 - 3 Derby County

U18 Premier League North, Game #2
Saturday 19 August 2017
USM Finch Farm

In windy conditions, the visitors opened the scoring on 18 minutes when Connor Dixon seized on a defensive error and finished with aplomb.

Paul Tait's troops responded well and Korede Adedoyin's second goal in as many games got the Toffees back on level terms six minutes before the interval.

The Rams, however, managed to hit the front again on the stroke of half-time, with Jayden Bogle's effort allowed to stand despite a strong challenge on goalkeeper Joe Hilton in the build-up.

The hosts enjoyed more possession in the second period but could not find another way through a resolute Derby defence.

Dixon then rounded off a swift counter-attack to register his second of the game late on, before Everton were reduced to 10 men for the final few minutes when Adedoyin was sent off.

Everton U18s: Hilton, Duke-McKenna, Moore, Denny, Ouzounidis, Scully (65' Zuk), Adedoyin [R:87'], Kerr, Simms, Gordon (75' Anderson), Mampala.
Subs not Used: Murphy, Richards.

West Bromwich Albion 1 - 7 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #3
Saturday 26 August 2017
USM Finch Farm

A four-goal display from midfielder Anthony Gordon helped Everton Under-18s come from behind to record a stunning 7-1 away victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Paul Tait's young Blues went behind early on, but responded as Fraser Hornby netted an equaliser on his first appearance after six months out with an injury.

An incredible second half followed, with the Toffees flying out of the blocks and taking the lead, courtesy of quick-fire goals from Alex Denny and Gordon.

Gordon's work was far from over, though, as he netted three more times - two of which came from the penalty spot - before the full-time whistle.

Manasse Mampala also opened his account for the season as Everton ran riot in the Midlands.

Everton U18s: Hilton, Moore, Ouzounidis, Duke-McKenna, Hornby (60' Simms), Denny, Collins, Kerr (70' Scully), Anderson (74' Mampala), Gordon, Richards.
Subs not Used: Astley, Johnson.

Everton 2 - 1 Middlesbrough

U18 Premier League North, Game #4
Saturday 9 September 2017
USM Finch Farm

First-half goals from Manasse Mampala and Michael Collins gave Everton Under-18s a deserved 2-1 win over Middlesbrough at USM Finch Farm on Saturday.

The young Blues scored with less than a minute on the clock. Alex Denny pounced on a loose ball before finding Stephen Duke-McKenna, whose defence-splitting pass released Mampala to finish first time into the far corner of the net.

Three minutes before the interval, the hosts would get the second goal their dominance deserved. Duke-McKenna swung in a lovely, arced corner from the right and it was powerfully headed home by Blues centre-back Collins at the near post.

Four minutes into the second half, the visitors did reduce the deficit. The Blues continued to press for a third, with Sid Kerr firing over from the edge of the box, before McKenna was denied with a superb save.

Everton U18s: Hilton, Richards, Moore, Collins, Ouzounidis, Denny, Duke-McKenna, Kerr, Mampala (Adedoyin), Gordon (Simms), Anderson (Scully).

Liverpool 3 - 1 Everton 2 - 1

U18 Premier League North, Game #5
Saturday 22 September 2017
Kirkby Academy

Everton U18s travelled the short distance to Liverpool's Kirkby Academy this evening and gave up a 1-0 lead, eventually losing 3-1 to Liverpool's youngsters.

The Blues were full of confidence after a run of three consecutive victories in all competitions.

However, after Anthony Gordon had scored to put Everton ahead, the goalscorer was substituted along with Hornby, the Blues sat back a bit and paid the price as Jones grabbed a brace and Camacho scored Liverpool's third.

Everton U18s: Hansen, Richards, Moore, Collins, Ouzounidis, Denny [Y], Duke-McKenna, Kerr (74' Simms), Hornby (64' Mampala), Gordon (64' Iversen), Anderson [Y].
Subs not Used: Johnson, Scully.

Everton 1 - 1 Manchester United

U18 Premier League North, Game #6
Saturday 30 September 2017
USM Finch Farm

Korede Adedoyin put the Blues ahead inside the opening minute of the second half, but the visitors restored parity on the hour.

Despite a gripping second half, the match was a somewhat tame affair before the break, with both sides struggling to create clear-cut openings.

Blues boss Paul Tait made a double substitution at the interval, bringing on both Ellis Simms and Adedoyin for Manasse Mampala and Anderson respectively. And the duo made the perfect impact by helping to fire Everton ahead inside 60 seconds.

Simms collected Michael Collins's long ball forward before playing the ball out to Elliot Richards on the right. The full-back then crossed for Adedoyin, whose powerful header found the bottom corner of the net.

The end-to-end pace continued after Man Utd's equalizer with both sides going close to snatching all three points.

In the final moments of the game, Tait's side were denied all three points by the woodwork.

Everton U18s: Hansen, Richards, Moore, Collins, Ouzounidis, Denny, Duke-McKenna, Kerr (74' Iverson), Mampala (46' Simms), Gordon, Anderson (46' Adedoyin).
Subs not used: Johnson, Scully.

Sunderland 1 - 5 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #7
Saturday 14 October 2017
SFC Training Ground

Anthony Gordon gave Everton a flying start to the fixture at the northeast side's Academy of Light, the prolific attacking midfielder netting twice inside nine minutes.

Striker Manasse Mampala then took over, firing in two goals shortly before half-time and completing his hat-trick just after the hour mark.

The hosts responded with five minutes remaining to deny the young Blues a clean sheet — but they had long since secured the three points which lifted them a place into 3rd in the Premier League Under-18 North division.

Everton U18s: Hilton, Moore, Anderson, Collins, Ouzounidis (58' Richards), Denny (58' Kerr), Duke-McKenna, Scully, Mampala (64' Adedoyin), Gordon, Iversen.
Subs not Used: Johnson, Corke.

Everton 5 - 3 Manchester City

U18 Premier League North, Game #8
Saturday 21 October 2017
SFC Training Ground

Manchester City, unbeaten, faced a Blues side fresh from an emphatic 5-1 win over Sunderland in their last outing, who continued where they had left off against by taking the lead inside the opening minute. Manasse Mampala latched onto Anthony Gordon's through ball before coolly finishing past City keeper.

Two minutes later and Tait's side were handed a golden opportunity to double their lead when Gordon was tripped inside the City box, but his sot-kick was saved only for to City to equalize with their first chance of the game.... and City went further ahead on 19 mins.

The young Blues weathered the City storm and levelled on the stroke of half-time, with Mampala this time turning provider for Gordon.

The second half was a much more one-sided affair with Paul Tait's side dominating from the first whistle. And on 57 minutes, the young Blues' dominance was rewarded with Gordon collecting his second of the game.

Coach Tait then decided to freshen things up by introducing Fraser Hornby and the forward had an immediate impact by bagging the young Blues' fourth of the game. Gordon ghosted past two City defenders before finding Hornby, who turned his man with ease and fired an unstoppable strike into the roof of the net.

Eight minutes later, and Hornby notched his second by finishing off a fine team move. Denny and Gordon combined before the latter fed Mampala whose low cross was turned home at the back post by Hornby.

City would get one back but it was another five goals for the rampant Young Blues.

Everton U18s: Hilton, Richards, Moore, Collins, Ouzounidis, Denny, Duke-McKenna, Scully, Mampala (80' Adedoyin), Gordon (87' Corke), Iversen (63' Hornby).
Subs not Used: Johnson, Kerr.

Newcastle United 1 - 2 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #8
Saturday 18 November 2017
Newcastle Utd Academy

Anthony Gordon struck deep into second-half stoppage time to secure a deserved 2-1 away win over Newcastle United and extend the Under-18s’ unbeaten run to five games.

Manasse Mampala superbly headed home a corner to open the scoring on Tyneside, but the hosts pulled level on the stroke of half-time after catching out the young Blues with a swift counter-attack.

The Toffees continued to dominate proceedings in the second period and were eventually rewarded in the 92nd minute when Congolese-born forward Mampala turned provider, playing in Gordon to fire home from acute angle for his 11th goal of the campaign.

Everton U18s: Hansen, Moore, Richards, Collins, Ouzounidis, Denny [Y], Duke-McKenna (83' Kerr), Scully (62' Adedoyin), Mampala, Gordon, Iversen (46' Anderson).
Subs not Used: Johnson, Corke.

U18 Premier League Cup


Under-18 Appearances, 2017-18

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2017-18 Friendlies


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