Southampton U23s 0 - 5 Everton U23s
Everton U23s blew away Southampton on Monday when they scored 5 very nice goals with no reply.
Nathan Broadhead put the visitors ahead inside just 2 minutes when he strode forward and lashed a splendid shot inside the keeper at the near post.
Everton escaped a couple of scares when Harry Tryer in gaol had to be very alert, and then the Saints were given a really soft penalty only for the linesman to correctly flag for offside.
Charlie Whitaker then doubled the Blues score on 20 minutes with a very cheeky chip over the advancing goalie A Southampton player, Allan Tchaptchet, was shown a second yellow and a red for bringing down Whitaker.
A fine strike by Mills made it 3-0 for Everton just before half-time off a fine cutback.
Tryer made a couple more excellent saves before McAllister made it 4-0 with an accomplished finished before Tom Cannon, who had opened the scoring for the U18s at Wolves just 2 days earlier, got the fifth and final goal with a lovely placed finish just inside the far post.
Everton U23s: Tyrer, John [Y:32'], Small, Anderson, Ouzounidis [Y:56'], Butterfield, Mills (64' Mallon), Whitaker, Broadhead (78' Cannon), Warrington [Y: ] (64' McAllister), Hughes.
Subs not Used: Leban, Welch.
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1 Posted 04/05/2021 at 14:14:37
Stan Mills has really progressed in recent weeks, he was not even an U18 regular a few months ago, he strikes the ball very cleanly when he has a sight of goal, as per his goal in this match.
It's a shame Broadhead is not 20, he's far too good for U23s and – unless we have a change of heart – will be leaving at the end of the season.
2 Posted 04/05/2021 at 14:45:35
3 Posted 05/05/2021 at 06:51:24
4 Posted 05/05/2021 at 11:00:45
5 Posted 05/05/2021 at 20:36:11
6 Posted 05/05/2021 at 22:56:43
Dowel has quality, it was always a question about his work rate and strength against Premier league players. As he matures and gains experience playing the game his quality will shine through.
He wasn't good enough for us at the time. He's still not so it made sense for him to leave. Could he be worse than Bernard and Iwobi from an attacking sense.. in another few seasons it may be a clear answer.
7 Posted 06/05/2021 at 13:50:51
8 Posted 06/05/2021 at 15:18:08
I was hoping Broadhead and Carroll were being given a twelve months extension to their contracts, in Carrolls case because he looked a very good player but received a bad injury which has kept him back, I think his contract is up this summer, as is Broadheads.
9 Posted 06/05/2021 at 16:04:22
Sorry, but he is exactly the sort of profile we need to clear off our academy books rather than retain with another contract extension.
Good luck to the lad but his future lies away from Everton.
10 Posted 06/05/2021 at 16:43:16
11 Posted 06/05/2021 at 17:00:18
Why I wanted Nathan to be given another twelve months at Everton is because I believe he is a good player and will have a good career if given a few games to prove himself, he could even be a good squad player, possibly be sold for a decent fee once he gets a chance.
I think he would have been gone from Everton, being honest if he hadnt had a bad injury while on loan at Burton? Then last summer he would have been fixed up with a club but again was injured, Jay he wont be a weight on the clubs finances, I think there will be a few clubs interested in the summer if he is let go, I just think he is a better player than some people realise.
12 Posted 06/05/2021 at 20:45:21
13 Posted 07/05/2021 at 15:39:37
17 players formally promoted to U23s today.
If that's how you read it, I'm afraid it's the usual hyperbole that passes for local journalistic accuracy. These are U18s players who have been elevated to the U23s during the course of the season.
The significance of 'today' seems to be that this is the day the Echo decide to pull together an article on them, perhaps building on the popular conviction that youngsters in the Academy are being advanced to higher levels at a much greater rate than previously.
I remain unconvinced that this season is really that much different than previous ones in terms of turnover, with many of the older guard going out on loan and results in the PL2 taking something of a hit as a result. T'was ever thus, methinks.
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