Everton U23s 1 - 1 Arsenal U23s
Everton U23s are playing Arsenal U23s at Southport this afternoon.
Harry Tyrer is in goal for the Young Blues after his stint on the senior subs bench yesterday. Other starters from last night's bench are John, Onyango, and Broadhead. The game is live on YouTube:
Everton took the lead toward the end of the first half, from a corner that was whipped in well by Mathew Mallon (on as a first-half sub for Einar Iversen), and met with predator instinct at the far post by Nathan Broadhead, who did what was required to bury it in the Arsenal net.
Tom Cannon came on as a sub for Hunt after the hour mark. Con Ouzounidis became the 5th Everton player to see the rather officious referee's yellow card as Everton were required to defend against a Gunners onslaught as the second half progressed.
Arsenal did finally break the resolute Everton defense in the last 10 minutes to equalize with a fine shot from their centre-forward. Looking for a winner in added time , Onyango on run forward with the ball was cynically fouled by Bola, who was only yellow-carded, but IOnyango was also shown a second yellow card for his reaction and some afters and had to walk. Broadhead took the free-kick and came very close to scoring the winner.
Everton U23s: Tyrer, John, Anderson, Astley, Ouzounidis [y:74'], Price [Y:45+1'], Iversen (25' Mallon [Y:67']), Onyango [Y:67'; YR:90+4'], Broadhead, Hughes [Y:30'], Hunt (63' Cannon).
Subs: Barrett, Welch, Butterfield.
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1 Posted 21/03/2021 at 13:43:35
2 Posted 21/03/2021 at 13:53:38
Nice turn and drag back by Rhys Hughes in midfield who laid in Mallon who never took his eyes off the ball, didn't even look up to see where to hit the cross. One touch to get it out of his feet, superb back post cross, a very alert Broadhead to stab it home.
3 Posted 21/03/2021 at 13:54:46
4 Posted 21/03/2021 at 13:55:00
Thanks for your shout on the game, I caught the goal at half-time. Unfortunately, I'm going out now for my daily walk, to the Pier Head and back, so will miss the second half.
5 Posted 21/03/2021 at 13:58:33
6 Posted 21/03/2021 at 14:02:25
7 Posted 21/03/2021 at 14:42:10
8 Posted 21/03/2021 at 14:45:38
9 Posted 21/03/2021 at 14:54:29
10 Posted 21/03/2021 at 14:55:16
11 Posted 21/03/2021 at 14:58:54
12 Posted 21/03/2021 at 14:59:15
Tyrer played well, and on reflection a good point for Everton.
13 Posted 21/03/2021 at 15:07:17
I thought Mallon did well in his first U23s game, he's got a decent size about him. Could be a way forward at right-back for him in future years. 5 U18s on the pitch with 10 mins ago, great experience for these kids.
14 Posted 21/03/2021 at 15:16:29
Price and Hughes leaving the ball to each other in the centre circle cheaply turned the ball over for their goal and the lad ran unchallenged to the edge of our area to shoot home.
Very petty referee. Gave a flurry of yellow cards to 3 Everton players in 5 minutes for nothing offences. Onyango justifiably peeved in the final minute when running through on goal to be cynically fouled. Arsenal player rightly booked. Overkill to give Tyer a 2nd yellow card for some handbags.
No-one pushing for a start or sub appearance for the 1st team on this showing.
15 Posted 22/03/2021 at 15:21:04
16 Posted 22/03/2021 at 16:38:10
In terms of the second yellow for Onyango, I think he gave the referee the option of booking him by firstly pushing the Arsenal player, and then secondly by squaring up to him and leading slightly with his head. It wasn't violent, and he was rightly frustrated to have been hacked down from behind, but as soon as you raise your hands or square up to another player and make any contact with your head then you are allowing the referee to brandish a card of one colour or another. It's a good lesson to learn.
As for his first booking, well that was about as soft as I can remember.
17 Posted 23/03/2021 at 18:04:44
He reminds me a bit of Felli, but it remains to be seen, like all young players, its how much they want it.
But theres a few decent prospects in the u17, and U23s, lets see what, the summer brings.
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