Everton U23s 4 - 2 Warrington RylandsEverton U23s began their pre-season friendlies with a win over Warrington Rylands at Finch Farm this evening, and a hat-trick from Lewis Dobbin.
After having a spell of training in Rafael Benitez's first-team squad last week - including an outing at the weekend in a 3-0 practice match win against Accrington Stanley - Dobbin was the star of this first pre-season friendly with a first-half hat-trick.
Dobbin scored the opening goal on 13 minutes when he intercepted a poor back pass and slotted a neat finish past the keeper. The second goal came on 20 minutes when Tom Cannon - who was on target in Everton's win against Accrington - headed home from close range after an effort from Stanley Mills had been saved.
Just after the half-hour, Dobbin ran on to a superb through pass from Luke Butterfield before rounding the keeper. And then, on 36 minutes, he dribbled his way through the Rylands defence before placing a shot past the keeper.
Everton's best effort of the second half came right at the end when Cannon forced a save after being teed up by Mills.
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1 Posted 13/07/2021 at 22:03:07
2 Posted 14/07/2021 at 15:54:31
3 Posted 16/07/2021 at 05:37:21
Even when we get a player who's got great potential, they seem to get lost at the U23 level. Even when we loan the youngsters out, there's very few that impress. To me, that has to be addressed.
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