Everton Under-18s fell to a humiliating 6-1 Merseyside derby loss at Finch Farm on Saturday.
The young Blues went into Saturday's Premier League (North) clash in fine form, having won three on the spin, and took the lead through England Under-17 international Tyler Onyango. But two late first-half strikes saw Liverpool edge ahead before the visitors hit four more in the second half.
Onyango celebrated his England Under-17s call up in the best possible way with an eighth-minute opener. After a teasing ball into the box struck the post, Onyango was in the right place at the right time to slide the ball home.
Everton continued to carve out chances, this time the post coming to the away side's rescue after Thomas Cannon's sweetly-struck volley. Then, just minutes later, Cannon was in the thick of it again, heading over from Reece Hughes' free-kick.
With just minutes left of the first-half, those missed opportunities came back to bite the home side as Liverpool took the lead and never looked back.
The international break means Everton are without a game next weekend.
Everton U18s: McIntyre, Hosie, Lowey, Welch, D Thompson (83' Hagan), Hughes [Y], Quirk, Onyango, Cannon (88' M Thompson), Warrington (62' Carroll), Dobbin.
Subs not Used: Barrett, Higgins.
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1 Posted 04/10/2019 at 13:14:14
2 Posted 05/10/2019 at 09:40:18
3 Posted 05/10/2019 at 11:47:30
4 Posted 05/10/2019 at 11:58:29
Come on, lads, try and cheer us up before the match finishes.
Stewart is the 16-year-old Liverpool signed from Fulham, they are asking ٥M for him, which will likely go to a tribunal to sort out.
5 Posted 05/10/2019 at 12:14:15
6 Posted 05/10/2019 at 12:19:43
7 Posted 05/10/2019 at 12:22:01
8 Posted 05/10/2019 at 12:40:28
Fuck it, I'm off to the betting shop to give the bookie his weekly money. I haven't had a decent win for ages, so I'll have to cry today's bet home. Everton at Burnley won't be on it, what a bleedin' life!!!
9 Posted 05/10/2019 at 13:04:18
10 Posted 05/10/2019 at 13:17:09
11 Posted 05/10/2019 at 13:18:28
12 Posted 05/10/2019 at 13:23:56
13 Posted 05/10/2019 at 13:27:23
14 Posted 05/10/2019 at 15:17:03
15 Posted 05/10/2019 at 19:15:01
16 Posted 05/10/2019 at 19:21:42
17 Posted 05/10/2019 at 20:24:44
18 Posted 06/10/2019 at 03:21:13
Despite the result I'm sure they'll bounce back, this year's intake is the best since the Davies, Dowell, Connolly, Walsh intake. So if we can get 2 or 3 up to U23s early then onto the first team squad we'll be doing well. Dobbin, Onyango and young centre back Reece Welch are the most promising so far, with the likes of Tom Cannon and Lewis Warrington also not far behind. With their young age they'll likely get better as the season progresses, im optimistic and putting down as a blip :-)
19 Posted 07/10/2019 at 13:32:28
Yes we have some good young players coming through and I hope you are right that result on Saturday is only a blip: but what a score to have against you and even worse was the team that hit us with those six goals!!
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