U18s edged by Man Utd at Finch Farm

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 11comments  |  Jump to last

Everton Under-18s fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat against Manchester United at Finch Farm on Tuesday.

Thierry Small caused United problems from the outset, his cross finding Cannon inside the 18-yard area but the striker unable to hook his left-footed effort on target.

Onyango broke out of midfield and provided an inch-perfect through-ball for Cannon, whose driving effort whistled past the post.

Great play in the centre of the pitch by Sean McAllister won the ball back deep for Everton, and the midfielder then had the awareness to find teammate Lewis Dobbin. After twisting and turning on the edge of the box, the forward got a shot away but saw his effort skim wide of the target.

Dobbin fired over and Seb Quirk drilled a long-range effort into the goalkeeper's arms as Everton continued to exert pressure.

But second-half goals that finally came from Tyler Onyango and Tom Cannon proved not to be enough as the vistors notched up a victory in an entertaining contest at USM Finch Farm.

Everton U18s: Leban [Y:65'], Hosie, Small, Welch, Thompson, Hughes, Dobbin, Onyango, Cannon, McAllister [Y:47'] (72' Higgins), Quirk.
Subs not Used: Butterfield, Kristensen, Lowey.  

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Derek Knox
1 Posted 10/03/2020 at 19:41:40
The U18s are playing Man Utd U18s at Finch Farm and it's on MUTV. How embarrassing is that?

When are we ever going to get a TV Channel of our own?

Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 10/03/2020 at 19:50:03
The U18’s are losing 1-0 to Man Utd at Finch Farm; it’s not being shown, as usual.
Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 10/03/2020 at 20:43:14
It’s now 3-2 for United, Onyango and Cannon have scored for the Blues, ten minutes left in this game.
Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 10/03/2020 at 20:57:22
Everton U18s lost 3-2 to Man Utd, although going by reports off another Everton website, they deserved better.
Derek Knox
5 Posted 11/03/2020 at 04:23:09
Dave, I watched the whole match, certain individuals stood out for me, Dobbin, Cannon and Onyango, there was a degree of fortune in Man Utd's goals, but little resistance from our lads to prevent them.

They seemed more up for it, than we did, Dobbin had a few narrow misses too. Like I said before, when are we going to get a proper Everton TV, for all the youngsters matches and previews on Matchday etc.

They overspend on players and wages, but never seem to consider the basics like having our own TV Station. All other Premier League teams seem to be better organised, and pre-season is usually a farce with technical problems with Fred Carno's TV. Even the smaller teams in Scotland all have their own TV Station.

Tony Abrahams
6 Posted 11/03/2020 at 06:54:06
I was thinking you was making a bit of a fuss about nothing, to be honest, Derek, but, after reading your post, I found MUTV on my telly, and watched the last 20 minutes of last night's game.

My conclusion was that you're actually right, Derek. It would be good to see the younger teams in action, put faces to names, and also have the pleasure to hopefully watch a few of them develop into proper footballers.

Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 11/03/2020 at 09:15:39
I've said it before and it's worth repeating, when renewing our season tickets it gives the advantages of getting one, we are told we can watch the young teams for free, or watch them on TV, unless you watch them on other clubs' TV, nothing is provided by Everton.
Phill Thompson
8 Posted 11/03/2020 at 09:19:08
Derek, this aspect (us not showing games at U18 and U23 level) has come up a number of times. I've paid £30 for the past few seasons for an Everton Membership that's supposed to give access to U18 and U23 streams but it rarely happens. My first port of call if we have a match is to check the opposing team's website!

We are continually out-done by clubs like Leicester, Derby, Swansea showing our games. I watched the U23s Chelsea game recently on their App for free. Even the highlights are poor lasting just two minutes, which inevitably looks good for the forwards/ midfielders scoring and creating the goals and poor for our defenders conceding them as that's all you see.

I can't see things changing in the near future though.

Phill Thompson
9 Posted 11/03/2020 at 09:25:23
On a more positive note re the game, the O/S report said that Brands was watching. The report paints a positive picture, and hopefully Brands was encouraged too, at least we were playing 4-4-2 like the first team.
Steve Ferns
10 Posted 12/03/2020 at 08:02:24
Derek, you saw Dobbin in top form last night. There was one run that really stood out.
Paul Birmingham
11 Posted 13/03/2020 at 23:49:20
This is a massive flaw, that the club must robustly resolve asap, as it doesn't do what it is supposed to do.

All considered and without Covid-19, Everton, must get this sorted ASAP.

It's a piss-take on a recurring scale. As Evertonians, we want to see the teams and players progress and develope.

No assuming, but EFC, must get this right, if they are to get to fulfill their customer satisfaction obligations too.

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