Evans wins it late for Everton U23s

Friday, 20 September, 2019 5comments  |  Jump to last
Everton's Under-23s beat Brighton & Hove Albion's development side 2-1 as Antony Evans smashed home a winner at the death.

O'Hora looked to have earned a draw for the hosts when he equalised in the last minute to cancel out Anthony Gordon's early opener but David Unsworth's men went down the other end and won it with an Evans screamer,

The result preserves Everton U23s' unbeaten start to the season and moves them top of the Premier League 2 table on goal difference from Arsenal.  



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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 20/09/2019 at 22:34:45
Keep up the great work! It's helping to make the league challenging IMO, as the other U23 clubs will try to push through and the Everton players will try to keep the momentum going over a long period. It can only help and attract young talents and give them an opportunity to shine in our U23s club, ultimately trying to step up to the senior side.
Derek Knox
2 Posted 21/09/2019 at 00:28:48
Always encouraging to hear of the youngsters enjoying the success, which is sadly bereft at the moment with their Senior counterparts. I fear for some of these talented young lads, Anthony Gordon, Anthony Evans, Lewis Gibson, Ellis Simms.

Just singled them out, but I hope they can make the progression to the Senior stage, but if Tom Davies is anything to go by, with Silva's reluctance to play him will have these lads thinking twice about their own futures with Everton.

Here's hoping that M Brands, who supports the youth policies, intervenes and convinces Silva that these lads in particular have the makings of fine Everton players of the future.

Sam Hoare
3 Posted 21/09/2019 at 09:57:41
Derek, our average in the first team is among the lowest it’s been in a decade but I agree it’s been a while since an academy player came through. He seems happy to trust 22-24 year olds but less so the real youngsters. And the Tom Davies exclusion is strange.

Gordon is the one who excites me. He’s stepped up this season and seems capable of the sublime. He’s been training with the first team and I’d hope to see him get on the bench sooner rather than later if he continues his form. Plus Dortmund bid for him and they know their youth players!

Fran Mitchell
4 Posted 21/09/2019 at 10:08:27
Gordon really seems to Ben a talented lad, and as the lads at Chelsea have shown, a a few others (McNeill at Burnley, Neilson at Arsenal, Longstaff at Newcastle) teenagers can step up and really make an impact on the PL.

But they need a chance. I seriously hope Gordon is soon put on the bench ahead of Walcott, or I really can see a German club coming back in for him in January, and would you blame him id he pushed for the move?

Gibson is another who I feel should get a chance, he's what we need in that he's left footed. Him and Mina could well give our back line more balance.

The next one is Astley, we need a right back as Coleman is clearly no longer a top-6 right back. Bisskak, Alexander -Arnold, and Aarons are three right backs who broke into then teams as teenagers and took it by storm. no need to send them on loan for 3 years.

Annika Herbert
5 Posted 21/09/2019 at 12:22:51
Fran@4, that's a good call regarding Gibson and Astley. Surely Silva has to try some of these lads sooner, rather than later? Gordon should have already replaced Walcott on the bench as far as I am concerned.
We risk losing some extremely promising young players if they never get a look in and then see some of the total dross that gets a run out.

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