Hilton joins Marine on loan

Saturday, 12 January, 2019 6comments  |  Jump to last

Everton Development Academy Goalkeeper Joe Hilton has joined Marine on loan until the end of the season.

Hilton, 19, moved to Everton from Manchester City in 2016 and has featured mostly for both the Blues' Under-18s with a handful of outings for the Under-23s.

This season has seen Joao Virginia come in and move ahead of him in the pecking order for the U23s with Hilton more often watching games from the bench. Hilton becomes the 17th Everton player to go out on loan this season.

Marine play in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division and currently sit in 19th position in the table. Their league campaign concludes on 27 April.


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Mike Gaynes
1 Posted 12/01/2019 at 16:31:03
Marine need all the help they can get.

Can we loan them Niasse and Dowell to help them stay up?

Peter Mills
2 Posted 12/01/2019 at 19:02:53
On a bit of a roll at the moment, Mike. 4 wins from the last 5 games including a 3-0 away at Buxton today when Hilton made his debut.
Lee Brownlie
3 Posted 13/01/2019 at 08:25:49
Marine?.. Thats my pub in my hometown of Skegness.. Skeggy.. does he play darts and pool for us, too?.. Small world, yeah???
Mark McParlan
4 Posted 13/01/2019 at 11:47:51
In addition to being an Everton season ticket holder, I'm a Marine season ticket holder too – and have been for around 10 years...

One really positive side of all the new TV deals and schedules in the Premier League nowadays is it allows people to watch both their Premier League team and a local non-league side, often on the same weekend. I get to see most games now, with all the rearranged Sunday, Monday, early Saturday matches rescheduled for TV, or whatever.

We've had Tranmere goalkeeper Paddy Wharton on loan recently, who's done a good job for us in the past month or so. I'll certainly keep people updated on the progress on Joe Hilton, if that's what people want, when I get to see him in action – hopefully in our home game against Stalybridge on Saturday.

It's been a real struggle for the team in recent years, battling relegation right down to the wire, year on year now, it seems. Marine are Liverpool's biggest non-league club, but we need all the help we get can from the likes of Everton. It's why the club offer deals such as half-price tickets on matchday to anyone with an Everton or Liverpool season ticket.

Despite the woes on the pitch, and no real playoff charge for approaching a decade, the fanbase remains strong and there's surely potential there. Against Salford in the FA Cup in October, we had a crowd of 1,789, but it's difficult to keep the casual fans coming. The club needs all the support it can get, and I do urge any Liverpool-based TW'ers to try and have a taste of the non-league football experience sometime this season.

Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 13/01/2019 at 13:37:08
Good to hear, Peter, are they still 19th? I don't even want to know where they'd be relegated to.
Peter Mills
6 Posted 13/01/2019 at 19:22:51
Up to 17th now, Mike.

I think I’m correct in saying they have never been relegated in their 125 history, so Mariners don’t bother looking what the league below is!

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