U23s beat Doncaster 3 - 0 with 10 men and a late flurry

Friday, 5 October, 2018 8comments  |  Jump to last
Everton U23s 3 - 0 Doncaster Rovers U23s

Everton Under-23s beat Doncaster Rovers with 10 men at Southport this evening in the first encounter of this season's Premier League Cup.

The other U23 teams they will face in Group B are Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United.

The game had been fairly even before Everton were hit by a double blow: firstly, Fraser Hornby going down with an ankle problem, and he could not continue, being replaced by youngster Kyle John. The game resumed and Matty Foulds was shown a straight red card for a two-footed lunge.

The visitors scored from the resulting free-kick but it was ruled out thanks to the linesman's flag, and up the other end, 10-men Everton took the lead through substitute Kyle John who steered the ball home after good link-up play on the right with Anthony Evans.

It was all action in the last 5 mins and Jack Kiersey came off the bench to replace Adineran, then Nathan Broadhead produced a fine finish to double Everton's lead. And in added time they incredibly made it 3-0 when Broadhead ran through to tee up Nathan Markelo and seal a fine win.

Everton U-23s: Hewelt, Charsley (46' Gibson), Foulds [R:40'], Markelo, Browning, Feeney [Y:49'], Evans, Adeniran [Y:83'] (87' Kiersey), Sambou, Hornby (42' John), Broadhead.
Subs not Used: Hilton, Mampala.

 

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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 05/10/2018 at 19:37:29
Another Academy / Development game that just pops up out of the Blue. No advance notice, no live video stream. It's not even on the U23s fixture list at the Official Website.

But there is a link where you can login to the Exclusive Members Area... and be greeted by this:

So Close...

John Raftery
2 Posted 05/10/2018 at 21:03:32
But it was listed in Tuesday’s match programme which is usually only read by nerds like me.
Kevin Byrne
3 Posted 05/10/2018 at 22:11:44
I'm surprised a club as big as Everton haven't got their own Everton TV on a digital channel. They could charge subscriptions for big friendlies or show these games for free.

Typical Everton — always the bridesmaid!!

Phill Thompson
4 Posted 05/10/2018 at 23:06:19
There was a live blog link going on at the time. I mentioned this match in another U23s thread, so it was known of just not well advertised.

It's good to see Lewis Gibson playing all the second half. Doncaster are probably the weakest of the group, but a good win under the circumstances.

The top two of the group go into the last sixteen which is knockout.

Michael Kenrick
5 Posted 05/10/2018 at 23:31:55
Good to know, John. Serves me right then for not subscribing to the Everton Programme (despite some pushy app on my iPhone).

Phill, was it you said you reckoned Lewis Gibson had been injured? This was the first sight of him this season. Likewise Jack Kiersey, who came on for the last few minutes.

John Hall
6 Posted 06/10/2018 at 07:01:51
Is Galloway still injured from the previous game?
Phill Thompson
7 Posted 06/10/2018 at 11:35:10
Michael, yeah Gibson was injured quite early on, pre season . I would imagine he played left back second half with Browning / Feeney CBs and Kyle John at right back . Just wish we had more decent info from the club.
Apparently there’s an u18 game on this morning but no info yet.
Chris Corn
8 Posted 06/10/2018 at 12:25:41
Kev, there are only 3 clubs I know who have their own channels on digital which are Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea ( if they still do?) The Everton Show used to be free to air on Liverpool TV but even that seems to be exclusive to You Tube now. I just don't think theres enough appetite outside of the clubs support so they utilise their own websites.

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