Everton U23s 2 - 1 Reading U23s
David Unsworth's U23s completed another key step in the defence of their Premier League Cup title, despatching Reading after a 2-1 win in Southport on
Monday evening Sunday afternoon.
Everton were ahead inside 6 minutes, as Ellis Simms stole in to head home a Matty Foulds corner at the near post.
Dennis Adeniran opened up a two-goal margin for Everton with just 11 minutes gone — Einar Iversen scampered down the left and delivered low, and Adeniran looped his effort past the oncoming keeper into the Royals net.
Reading did pull a goal back late-on, but the Blues had done enough to move on to the last 8 of the competition.
Everton U23s: Tyrer, Astley, Foulds, Markelo, Ouzounidis, Branthwaite, John (93' Onyango), Baningime, Simms (51' Mampala), Adeniran, Iversen (64' Dobbin).
Subs not Used: Leban, John Anderson.
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1 Posted 09/03/2020 at 12:13:28
But they did at least provide a link to this video:
2 Posted 09/03/2020 at 12:23:18
3 Posted 09/03/2020 at 15:49:14
But searching on the Red Echo site throws up nothing. You've gotta love their impeccable journalistic standards: If we didn't have someone there, then it didn't happen.
4 Posted 09/03/2020 at 16:02:51
5 Posted 09/03/2020 at 16:58:32
6 Posted 09/03/2020 at 17:18:05
But they list "John Anderson" among the subs. Up until now, it has been Joe Anderson in most games (que the obligatory Mayor jokes). But previously, it was written Jonathan Anderson, never John Anderson. Can you shed any light on that?
7 Posted 09/03/2020 at 17:35:54
I wasn't at Southport but at Stamford Bridge.
8 Posted 09/03/2020 at 18:16:18
I didn't know the mayor could still play, I'll get my coat...
9 Posted 09/03/2020 at 18:23:56
Everton U23s midfield were nearly as old as Chelsea's first team, but it was nice to see some 16- and 17-year-olds playing even if it was only for a short while.<->All players who are 20 and above should be nowhere near this level. They should be loaned, sold or released. That would free up space for younger players.
Now that's what you call youth development. And if staff at Everton don't know if a player is any good at 20, then they need to be taken out of that decision process.
10 Posted 09/03/2020 at 18:48:11
Then there's John, who is listed (without photo) on the U23 squad page. First time I've had any awareness of him. I thought it was a mistake.
11 Posted 09/03/2020 at 18:59:39
John Anderson on the U23 site I'm not familiar with.
12 Posted 09/03/2020 at 19:37:46
If I'm off but unable to travel, I usually like to watch via stream – benefits of a membership... except this season there hasn't been any as far as I'm aware. For some strange reason there's not much if any news on upcoming games - the site has the fixtures but no notice of any changes.
I've actually gone one game at Goodison Park only to find on arrival it had been switched to Southport – but that's bloody typical of the club of late. Happy to take your £30 membership and give as little as they can!
13 Posted 09/03/2020 at 19:46:38
14 Posted 09/03/2020 at 20:02:26
They allow the youngsters to access at the front of the Park End where ambulances park, so I gave up but have always got U23s' easily enough - something to look back on in my twilight years!!
15 Posted 09/03/2020 at 20:08:35
16 Posted 09/03/2020 at 20:19:32
17 Posted 10/03/2020 at 16:24:32
My favourite was the U18 team sheet that misspelt Rhys Hughes as “Ritus Wudches”. If you look at the U18 list you'll see the name Ritus Wudches, no pic though. John Anderson is just another such mistake, it's bizarre that someone appears to update the O/S on almost a whim without knowing the real names. Everton that.
There's a lovely shot about 2 mins in of Kyle John clipping a pass forward to Lewis Dobbin who curls a lovely shot that just goes over. Pure class from both youngsters.
18 Posted 10/03/2020 at 16:33:15
This could run and run! Do you think we might be able to get the England U18 coach to come and have a look at the up-and-coming Ritus Wudches.
We might even have some on TW soon calling for him to get a start with the first team!
19 Posted 10/03/2020 at 20:45:22
Edit: Having done an internet search on Ritus Wudches I'm shocked by the number of hits linking him with us. I'm still pretty sure he doesn't exist .....
.i think ;-)
20 Posted 10/03/2020 at 20:55:53
Position? False number 9 maybe? Shadowing Calvert-Lewin for a while.
21 Posted 10/03/2020 at 21:04:40
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