Excellent Everton U18s win over Man Utd at Finch Farm

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Everton U18s 3 - 0 Man Utd U18s

Everton U18s were back in action today with a fine victory against their Manchester Utd counterparts at Finch Farm today, winning 3-0, with new signing Francis Okoronkwo getting on the scoreboard.

The side had not won any of the last five games, with three draws and one game abandoned. But Francis Okoronkwo, who made his Everton debut last weekend against Arsenal, came on as a sub in the second half and scored his first goal for the Blues.

Emilo Lawrence put Everton ahead in the dying seconds of the first half. And soon after Francis Okoronkwo scored with a header from a corner in the second half, Martin Sherif sealed the fine win the first home win vs Man Utd in 6 years!

Everton U18s: Nash, Mallon (81' Dixon), Tierney, Jones, Samuels-Smith, Metcalfe (81' Manafa), Butterfield, Lawrence, Whitaker (62' Okoronkwo), Heath, Sherif.
Subs not Used: Stewart, Wright.  

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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 04/12/2021 at 12:18:03
1-0 to the Blues with a Lawrence goal, from a corner, right on half time.

Everton have been the better team and Lawrence had two efforts before getting the goal. Very young team out as well.

All information from the very avid Everton fan on another website.

Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 04/12/2021 at 12:40:27
Okoronkwo, the kid we got from Sunderland, has come on for the last half hour. Samuels-Smith is having a good game... still 1-0, I think.
Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 04/12/2021 at 12:45:17
No, I was wrong @ (2) – it is now 3-0 with goals from Okoronkwo with a header and “The Sherif” has added the third. All information from that avid fan on another site.

Michael, I'm buying that avid fan a bottle of Scotch and putting it on your tab, okay!!

Danny O’Neill
4 Posted 04/12/2021 at 12:52:58
Thanks for the updates, Dave. An Everton team winning has become a distant memory!
Dave Abrahams
5 Posted 04/12/2021 at 12:56:26
According to reports, Okoronkwo has made the difference since coming on, with a good header, finding space at the back of the goal, and then providing a clever flick-on for “The Sherif” to score.

Both these two lads are tall and well built and look like they can play a bit.

Tony Everan
6 Posted 04/12/2021 at 12:57:55
Thanks Dave, Boys doing well there.

🎶 Nice shot from Sherif,….

Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 04/12/2021 at 13:00:48
Danny (4), just passing the information on from the fan on another site. He says, if we win, it will be the first time we have beaten Man Utd at home in the last 6 years.

I think it would be great for the young lads if these two young strikers are eligible for the FA Youth Cup, fingers crossed. They play Fulham at Goodison on Friday night.

Dave Abrahams
8 Posted 04/12/2021 at 13:09:39
The game finished 3-0 and Heath was unlucky not to make it 4-0.

A very good performance by all accounts.

Michael Kenrick
9 Posted 04/12/2021 at 13:15:32
And here's me thinking it was all your own work, Dave!

Aye, go on, send in the receipt.

Michael Kenrick
10 Posted 04/12/2021 at 13:51:27
I should have also noted that this was the first start for Patrick Nash in goal – the young keeper new this season from Northern Ireland. Clean sheet... that's not bad!
Robert Tressell
11 Posted 04/12/2021 at 14:10:29
Excellent. Really pleased the young lad from Sunderland got his first. Hopefully first of many.

Certainly some talent at this level.

Dave Abrahams
12 Posted 04/12/2021 at 14:14:34
Michael (9), you won't believe this but I've lost the receipt, it was for a litre of Jack Daniels, on offer of course, £24.99p – just send me the money!!
Danny O’Neill
13 Posted 04/12/2021 at 14:27:09
I read and commented on Nash a few weeks ago, Michael. Released by Reading at 15 years old. Got told he was too small to make it. Now 17, 6 foot tall and time to grow further.

Sunderland do tend to produce a few. A friend and former colleague of mine's son was signed by Liverpool a couple of years back for a reported £500,000. He was only 15 at the time.

Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 04/12/2021 at 14:53:55
Answering my own question @ (7), the two young strikers, Sherif is only 16 and Okoronkwo is 17, so they are both eligible to play in this season's FA Youth Cup competition.

Anyone with free time may be entertained by going to the Fulham game on Friday night to watch our first tie of this season's cup competition.

Alan J Thompson
15 Posted 04/12/2021 at 16:38:45
Dave (#8); What Inchy sneaking on? He always did look younger than his years.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
16 Posted 04/12/2021 at 20:43:46
Nothing to do with Brands sorting out the youth set-up, as is traditional in The Netherlands, and so, in a couple of years time, we will have a senior team stuffed full of kids.

Thought so. He had nothing to do with this strategy.

Ron Marr
17 Posted 04/12/2021 at 20:53:21
Inchy was recently seen managing Minnesota United in MLS. He gets around.
Paul Birmingham
18 Posted 05/12/2021 at 16:08:45
This is a brilliant tonic for Evertonians, in arguably one of the worst weeks for all matters EFC, in recent times.

Let’s hope this can boost the first team squad to deliver a good performance and win against Arsenal tomorrow night.

All Together Now, for Everton, v Arsenal and the rest of this season, and the rest.

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