U18s knock Sunderland for Six

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Everton U18s 6 - 0 Sunderland U18s

An exhibition of eadly finishing ability from Ellis Simms saw the prolific striker hit four goals in Everton Under-18s' 6-0 victory over Sunderland at USM Finch Farm on Saturday.

Simms has now scored a remarkable 31 goals in 20 U18 Premier League (North) matches this season. Bobby Carroll and Korede Adedoyin also got on the scoresheet as the young Blues produced a devastating display of attacking football against the Black Cats.

The comprehensive win lifts Everton up to 3rd in the table with just one match left to play. The Toffees will round off their league campaign at Manchester United on 27 April.

Everton: Tyrer, Quirk, Collins, Joe Anderson, McKeown (46' Richards), Hughes, Adedoyin, Carroll (66 Zuk), Simms, Hunt (73' Warnock), Cannon.
Subs not Used: Barrett, Warren.

(A first appearance at this level for Tom Cannon?)

 

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Sam Hoare
1 Posted 14/04/2019 at 07:58:20
Very impressive goal haul for Simms this season. Though he needs to replicate it in the U23s or on loan before the inevitable calls for first team opportunities.
Peter Gorman
2 Posted 14/04/2019 at 08:40:17
Indeed Sam, it helps that he is like a man against boys at U18 so next season will be a good test. Still, highly impressive personally and the rest of the team doing well too.
Derek Knox
3 Posted 14/04/2019 at 10:16:52
Sam and Peter, agree in the main, but yesterday's performance against Fulham, the lad would have no problem being a boy amongst men(?) hope this kid keeps developing, he looks like he could be a force to be reckoned with.
Fran Mitchell
4 Posted 14/04/2019 at 12:22:42
Did Rashford have to prove himself on loan? Did Rooney?

Not saying the lad is ready, but loans are not always the indicator. If he goes on loan but the coaching set up is crap, or the team is crap, or the manager, or it simply isn't a good fit that could push his development backwards.

Personally, his numbers are exceptional, clearly he is too good for the level.

I don't see any harm in giving him.a run out as we end this mire or a season, not like having him.on the bench instead of Tosun is a risk.

Dave Williams
5 Posted 14/04/2019 at 15:41:56
I’d be more inclined to give him a go at first team level if we had someone like Cahill or Reid to look after him on the pitch and sort out any opposition attempts to bully the young lad but our current bunch aren’t exactly tough guys in that regard.
We have to guard against throwing him into a mans arena before he is ready
John Dean
6 Posted 14/04/2019 at 16:15:32
He failed to make much of an impression when he played for u23s so talk of first team selection is just fanciful, wishful thinking. He's scored lots of goals at every level since he joined the blues, partly as a benefit of his physicality and mostly due to a calmness when a chance appears. Premier league defenders will not give him anything.
Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 14/04/2019 at 16:45:12
31 in 20 would be impressive in a schoolyard pickup game.

I say give him some sub minutes in the final month, just for a taste of first-team excitement. He's earned the treat.

Bobby Mallon
8 Posted 14/04/2019 at 17:19:09
He might just flourish in the 1st team if and only if we play with 2 up front
Simon Smith
9 Posted 14/04/2019 at 18:16:42
This kid deserves a 10 minute cameo at least !
Matthew Williams
10 Posted 18/04/2019 at 12:34:53
The Simms lad sounds like a true prospect to me. Ease him into the U23s and let's see how he does there next season.

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