Everton Under-23s came from behind to beat West Ham United 2-1 and return to the top of the Premier League 2 table.
The Hammers went in front early in the second half against the run of play at Southport's Merseyrail Community Stadium on Monday night.
The young Blues hit back almost immediately, however, Morgan Feeney heading home his first goal since returning from knee surgery.
Bassala Sambou then slotted home a penalty with 11 minutes to go to complete the turnaround.
Everton U23s: Hilton, Charsley, Foulds, Browning, Galloway (29' Feeney), Bowler (83' Mampala), Adeniran, Markelo, Broadhead, Evans (56' Hornby), Sambou.
Subs not Used: Hewelt, Lavery.
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1 Posted 02/10/2018 at 04:54:33
Now they're on a bit of a break for 3 weeks (after 5 games in 11 days), time to see who's getting a game and who isn't. Here are the appearance and goals stats so far this season.
[Penington and Joe Williams are now out on loan.]
Dowell not getting many games.
Hornby getting games but not many goals...
Feeney coming back from injury, normally a regular.
Hewelt not getting any games (but often on the Subs bench).
Denny is out injured.
Mathis, Gibson, and Hansen were all newcomers last season, not playing...
2 Posted 02/10/2018 at 06:12:24
3 Posted 02/10/2018 at 09:41:58
4 Posted 02/10/2018 at 12:27:17
Michael, thanks for the appearances and stats table. Its nice to see Sambou banging in the goals, weve not had a prolific goalscorer for our u21/23s for years. I believe theres an U23s game this Friday in the Premier League Cup group, theres a couple of these tournaments going on at the moment.
U18s top of their league too, not a bad start from our youngsters.
5 Posted 02/10/2018 at 12:39:21
As that thread has sunk below the waves, I'll post the link here. Two fine goals by Broadhead and Bowler:
6 Posted 02/10/2018 at 12:52:16
7 Posted 02/10/2018 at 13:18:56
They have us down as mid-table, having played just one game.
8 Posted 02/10/2018 at 14:06:49
9 Posted 02/10/2018 at 14:21:07
I think that's a cunning plan. The opposition next due to play us will look at the table and think "they're only mid-table, so can't be that good – we'll play a few U18s."
10 Posted 02/10/2018 at 16:16:39
This is well worth a watch; some great footy from Unsie's Boys in Blue, and a great diving header, brilliant technique from Morgan Feeney. Fraser Hornby scored but was flagged offside and he of course questioned the decision.
11 Posted 03/10/2018 at 23:43:47
12 Posted 04/10/2018 at 21:06:16
13 Posted 05/10/2018 at 13:33:22
However, I never see any calls to give Bassala Sambou a go; now I do not get the chance to see the U23s but his name normally pops up on the goal scorers column, sometimes after coming off the bench.
So any regular posters who view the games either attending or watching the U23s on a stream, what can you tell any of us about the games he has played.
Is he a goal poacher who gets lucky? Is he a quality player who can create and score a chance? The reason I ask is his name never seems to crop up in discussions...
So, is he a good player? Is he a poor player but scores with the odd chance? Can anyone enlighten me more about Sambou and an honest view on the guy?
14 Posted 05/10/2018 at 13:57:35
At the moment, I'd start and persevere with Calvert-Lewin and play Niasse off the bench, but everyone will have their own opinion who should start as the striker until we go all out and buy a proven goal scorer in the future... easier said than done!
Plenty on here will tell us, I hope Mr Brands is diligently looking for one now at every opportunity.
16 Posted 05/10/2018 at 22:02:38
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