U18s in solid win over Stoke

Saturday, 26 September, 2020 2comments  |  Jump to last
U18s 4 - 0 Stoke City
Everton Under-18s maintained their strong start to the season with a 4-0 victory over Stoke City at USM Finch Farm.

From evertonfc.com:

Charlie Whitaker's first-half double and goals after the interval from Sean McAllister and Lewis Warrington made for an impressive victory.

Everton never relinquished control after taking the lead on 19 minutes when Whitaker swept in following Warrington's delivery. The best early chance nevertheless fell to the visitors, Everton keeper Zan Luk-Leban forced into a smart save.

A ball sent over by Warrington from the right-hand side of the area found its way to Whitaker for a cool finish into the bottom corner. Boosted by their goal, the home side continued confidently and had a second just 5 minutes later. A short corner resulted in a clever low cross into the area, with a deft touch from Whitaker doubling the Blues' lead.

Everton took charge after the interval and soon stretched their advantage. A well-timed lay-off from Whitaker allowed McAllister time to shoot into the bottom corner for his third goal from three games.

With Everton limiting the Potters to very little in the way of chances, the game was all over by the 72nd minute. A smart ball into the right channel allowed Tom Cannon to use his pace and trickery to play a perfectly-weighted ball to the onrushing Warrington, who confidently struck into the left corner.

Everton U18s: Stewart, Higgins, Small [Y], Welch, Thompson (79' Kristensen), Butterfield [Y] (75' Mills), Price (65' Kouyate), McAllister, Cannon, Warrington, Whitaker. Subs not Used: Barrett, Lowey.

 

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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:01:25
Stolen off Jay Wood's post elsewhere:

The U-18's hitting four past Stoke:

Everton U-18s 4 Stoke 0

Phill Thompson
2 Posted 28/09/2020 at 21:28:20
There's real attacking intent from the midfielders in this team, as well as McAllister that 3 goals for Whitaker too plus he scored 2 in friendlies, making 5 in 5 games. He's a super player, very active, picking up the ball and moving it forward from midfield, but it looks like he's being played further forward so far.

That's the same team as last week, with 10 players having started all three games, it looks like Tait has found a settled team early. I wish we had a bit more information though it's hard to guess the formation from a few highlights.

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