Everton U18s exact revenge on Burnley with fine win

Saturday, 2 October, 2021 6comments  |  Jump to last
Burnley U18s 1 - 2 Everton U18s

Everton U18s travel the short distance to Burnley for another encounter with their counterparts in the U18 Premier League (North).

This follows an earlier game just 2 weeks ago in the U18 Premier League Cup, when the Blues missed an early penalty and ended up losing 3-1.

However, in the League, the young Blues are looking for revenge and their third win after a tough start to the season. Both teams now have a similar form record in the league: Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 2 but Burnley have the best goal difference (+5) and lie 3rd while Everton's goal difference is —1 and they lie 7th.

Burnley went ahead from the penalty spot after Leban brought a man down. But Jenson Metcalfe restored parity with a lovely curling shot just after the half-hour mark.

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However, in the second half, Martin Sherif was on target again for the young Blues to exact sweet revenge for that cup defeat earlier this season.

Everton U18s: Leban, Mallon, Wright, Jones [Y:59'], Tierney, Metcalfe, Barker, Apter (79' Djankpata), Sherif [Y:71'], Lawrence, Heath.
Subs not Used: Graham, Coughlan, Smikle-James, Trialist.


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Phill Thompson
1 Posted 02/10/2021 at 16:32:08
Nice to see these kids getting a result after going a goal down, as ever another young side.
Michael Kenrick
2 Posted 03/10/2021 at 15:06:10
Some sources had listed Coby Ebere on the bench but the official site has an unnamed 'trialist' instead, who didn't get a chance to strut his stuff.

Another week goes by with no sign of Francis Okoronkwo making an appearance.

And I saw someone noted that Zan-Luk Leban, who had been played in six straight games for the U23s, had been 'demoted' for this one, with goalkeeper Jak Stewart going the other way, and sitting out the game on the bench at West Ham yesterday afternoon.

Maybe Unsworth showing some tough love or assigning blame for their dreadful early-season record so far?

Phill Thompson
3 Posted 03/10/2021 at 20:59:12
Michael, we seem to have stopped giving “official” team sheets at U18s. Coby Ebere has featured at U18 before and apparently he scored a hat trick in the U16s 4-1 win against Burnley the same day. That's not so unusual, playing U16 and featuring on the bench at U18s later.
Michael Kenrick
4 Posted 03/10/2021 at 21:30:57
Thanks, Phill.

I think they've been better so far this season, fingers crossed. They have been posting the U18 Premier League line-ups and a timeline for each game in the Match Centre.

They didn't do the U17 Premier League Cup last season, which was a pity, and seems they are skipping the U18 Premier League Cup this season, even though it's back as it was pre-Covid... so you d have a point.

I cross-check with the Youthhawk site and the GOT Youth Thread. Twitter seems very unreliable.

Phill Thompson
5 Posted 04/10/2021 at 14:45:07
Michael, at times we all use the same resources, and often there can be just the one initial source that everybody picks up on and uses. If it's wrong though it is often widely promulgated, eg, the use of “Baker” recently and last year somebody spelt Rhys Hughes's name wrong in a team sheet, and we had a new player Rinus Suges or something. It amused me that the name actually appeared in data bases of our club's players afterwards.

In the end, with a wee bit of common info sharing, we get there!

Tony Abrahams
6 Posted 04/10/2021 at 14:55:56
I think that part of the plan must surely be to drop the younger kids down a level every so often, Michael, just to show them that although they are finding it hard playing up at the higher level, it is also doing them good, which should help them with their confidence.

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