West Brom U18s 4 - 3 Everton U18s
Everton U18s crashed out at The Hawthorns after having taken a 2-goal lead over West Bromwich Albion in the quarterfinals of the FA Youth Cup..
There was an early goal for Everton after just 7 minutes: Bobby Carroll fired the away side in front. Everton doubled their lead after 20 mins when Korede Adedoyin's shot was deflected past Josh Griffiths and into the far corner. The home side pulled one back before the break.
West Brom continued their recovery, scoring an equalizer soon after the break. But there was an instant response from Everton as Ellis Simms rifled home a loose ball to put Everton back in front.
However, the Brommies really dug in and they were finally rewarded with not one but two goals in the space of three minutes. And things got worse for Everton when they had a man sent off as frustrations get the better of them: Mackenzie Hunt was dismissed for a bad tackle.
And so the young Blues, who had been having one of their better seasons, couldn't sustain a faltering campaign, making it 7 defeats in the last 9 games that have seen them drop out of four different cup competitions.Everton U18s: Tyrer, Richards, Collins, Joe Anderson, Astley, Iversen, Adedoyin, Carroll, Simms, Hunt [R], Gordon.
Subs not Used: Barrett, Hughes, Quirk, Warren, Dobbin.