West Brom, who were beaten 10-0 last season by Everton U18s, did better this time in the share of goals: they only lost 7-3 this time.
West Brom got off to a flying start, racing into a two-goal lead within the opening seven minutes. Everton rallied and were back on terms by half-time, Tom Cannon and Tyler Onyango on target for Tait's team.
The second half saw Everton overwhelm the Midlands side, with the young Blues showcasing their collective skill, invention and ruthlessness in front of goal.
Lewis Dobbin struck 12 minutes after the break, before quickfire efforts from Cannon and Sebastian Quirk put the Blues 5-2 ahead.
Rhys Hughes added a sixth late in the piece, and although the Baggies hit a late consolation, the clinical Dobbin completed his brace in stoppage time to wrap up a resounding Everton success.
Everton U18s: McIntyre, Hosie (78' Hagan), D Thompson, Jon Anderson, Welch, M Thompson (46' Carroll), Dobbin, Quirk, Onyango, Hughes, Cannon (74' Kouyate).
Subs not Used: Rose, Lowey.
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1 Posted 24/08/2019 at 17:02:07
Bobby Carrol came on at half time following an injury. Dobbin is only seventeen, cant sign a contract yet although Everton arevery keen to get his name on the dotted line.
The teams great performance was watched by Marcel Brands, and was a very young team with a couple of schoolboys, possibly a young team because of the transfer ban on young players coming in from other teams. This information is courtesy of another website,
2 Posted 24/08/2019 at 17:19:18
3 Posted 24/08/2019 at 17:44:33
It is indeed a young side and great to see that, and while I can't say I know all of them individually, the majority of these kids have been with us for years playing together in tournaments etc coming through together. Dobbin will rightly get lots of headlines this season, but Onyango won't be far behind him, he fits in very well in midfield with the two older players Rhys Hughes and Seb Quirk.
4 Posted 24/08/2019 at 18:11:31
It sometimes makes you wonder, when we buy expensive players, on mind-boggling wages, and they turn in a display like that yesterday, the kids given half a chance couldn't do any worse!
5 Posted 24/08/2019 at 18:53:19
6 Posted 24/08/2019 at 21:01:22
7 Posted 25/08/2019 at 10:30:06
Even though I live in Chester, I can always get the train to Southport, but always seem to miss the match, must be more vigilant as to the fixtures in the futures.
8 Posted 25/08/2019 at 15:15:24
Thankfully I've managed to watch two U23s games this season thanks to the efforts of other clubs, the Leicester Game and the Wolves one. Leicester streamed the match from our home ground, Southport, when we couldn't be bothered. In the past, clubs like Swansea have also streamed our games. I can't believe that these clubs have a bigger following of their U23s than us, or have more money or technology we don't have. It's been a constant disappoint over recent years, we need to do better. Rant over!!
9 Posted 25/08/2019 at 20:12:38
10 Posted 25/08/2019 at 20:34:17
[All fixtures subject to change, etc.]
11 Posted 25/08/2019 at 20:45:52
12 Posted 26/08/2019 at 13:05:34
13 Posted 26/08/2019 at 21:03:12
14 Posted 26/08/2019 at 21:14:01
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