Everton U23s 3 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers U23s
Everton U23s take on Wolves at The Pure Stadium in Southport on Monday. Kick-off is 11 am.
Unsworth's young squad has struggled this season, winning only 3 out of 11 games so far this season, and have slipped to 6th place in their defence of the hard-won PL2 title from last season.
But things got off to a rocky start with the Blues giving up a goal to an incisive move down the right and accurate cross drive home from close range. But Everton rallied by the 11th minute, Simms grabbing his first after intercepting a loose ball and firing clinically into the bottom corner.
And the young striker made it 2-1 before the break after Matty Foulds sent in an excellent dipping corner delivery, which was met by Joe Anderson at the back post. The defender played a first-time volleyed pass into the danger zone, where predator supreme Simms was alive to hammer a shot into the roof of the net.Wolves, however, tied the game 2 minutes later and looked to secure a point but, with 10 minutes left, Kyle John strode forward and fizzed a low cross in towards Simms. Otasowie attempted to clear the danger but could only divert the ball into his own net. 3-2 to the Blues!
Everton U23s: Hansen, John, Astley, Ouzounidis, Anderson, Foulds, Markelo (c), Onyango (72' Hunt), Iversen (80' Denny), Mampala (73' Charsley), Simms.
Subs not Used: Tyrer.
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1 Posted 16/12/2019 at 06:45:25
3 Posted 16/12/2019 at 10:45:34
4 Posted 16/12/2019 at 10:47:27
5 Posted 16/12/2019 at 10:48:39
I think they need to remember that Southport is a seaside resort close to Liverpool and still in Merseyside, whereas Stockport might be on the Mersey and in Cheshire, but in effect, it's practically Manchester and part of the heartland that makes up the traditional Man City fan base.
6 Posted 16/12/2019 at 10:53:02
7 Posted 16/12/2019 at 12:24:07
8 Posted 16/12/2019 at 12:26:52
9 Posted 16/12/2019 at 13:05:00
10 Posted 16/12/2019 at 14:35:33
Very impressive skill on the ball, run and clever pass to create the chance by Rhys.
11 Posted 16/12/2019 at 14:40:33
12 Posted 16/12/2019 at 14:49:59
13 Posted 16/12/2019 at 15:09:16
Oh! And I see you've got Brent's number, also!
14 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:17:52
15 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:24:09
16 Posted 16/12/2019 at 17:42:14
17 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:03:03
18 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:09:44
19 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:12:47
20 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:14:10
21 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:18:49
Derby County have a very impressive media output. For example they had a whole Sky Sports style setup with Rooney in for one of their matches.
Can someone explain to me why we are amateur hour? Correct me if I'm wrong, my american friends, but don't you have better than this for "college" sports? So why can't we get our act together?
22 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:33:51
23 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:34:18
24 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:35:36
25 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:37:13
26 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:37:53
27 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:43:04
28 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:44:31
29 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:45:07
On a serious note, any idea why Everton are missing a sub?
30 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:46:01
31 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:56:46
32 Posted 16/12/2019 at 19:58:43
33 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:00:20
I think Gordon might get a game on Wednesday. At long last. Adeniran must be needed too. But I can't see him starting.
34 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:01:40
35 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:06:05
Ellis Simms should have shot there for his Hattrick and he was easily handled.
36 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:37:45
37 Posted 16/12/2019 at 20:55:23
Simms was good early on but faded. Midfield was industrious. Young Tyler is a coming force and it's easy to forget he's still 16.
Best player on the pitch was Kyle John who was a constant threat haring up and down the wing all game. He showed he was human and tired at the end.
Good win against a poor side and hopefully that'll give the blues some confidence and we can get back into mid table and settle the side.
38 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:09:03
Steve, yep agree with that. John has only been a full back for about 18 months having been converted from a midfield/ winger role in the u18s, so he's still learning defensively but he's got the pace and skill that a modern full back needs.
I like the way Simms is improving all the time, he got criticised last season for not coping in the few U23s games he played, but now he's a handfull physically and with his pace, allbeit a still raw player with hopefully more development to come.
39 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:11:00
40 Posted 16/12/2019 at 21:53:50
What they need to do is keep improving, progressing, developing and when consistent enough move up.
We have a year under the under age gap to ensure promising players are not over crowded because they need game time.
Love young Davies and Holgate in midfield but that doesn't mean they are good enough to stay consistent enough all season.
Great call by Ferguson to start Holgate as a 3rd CB but to push up as a CDM.
Likewise Richarlison CF or LW? Keep them guessing.
41 Posted 17/12/2019 at 12:31:01
42 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:14:50
I presume it was Kyle John who skipped between two Wolves players to get to the bye line and pull the ball back for the resulting own goal and winner?
Tidy finishing by Simms for his two goals.
43 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:25:23
The keeper was not Harry Tyrer, our usual keeper but Hansen. Our American born, Danish keeper, who is also very highly rated.
44 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:34:04
The club really does need to do better to broadcast these academy games live on EvertonTV as other clubs already do, as you yourself posted earlier Steve.
45 Posted 17/12/2019 at 17:43:16
At 20 you wonder if he's falling into the Pennington / Tyias Browning category, big strong but not good enough. His contract is up next July so he needs these chances to shine, and who knows he may turn out to be a Harry Maguire type CB
46 Posted 20/12/2019 at 19:28:49
47 Posted 20/12/2019 at 19:32:36
48 Posted 20/12/2019 at 20:18:36
I could swear the efc website said y'day it was S'port.
Keep posting on the game mate. Are you there? Where are u getting the info?
49 Posted 20/12/2019 at 21:44:45
And that's a deal on the Wembley pint.
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