Depleted Everton U18s held by Newcastle Utd

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Everton U18s travelled to the north-east without a number of regulars and were held to a goalless draw after losing Ed Jones to a red card.

The young Blues have gone 4 matches without a win since beating Derby County last month and so will be keen to build on the 1-1 draw last weekend with Middlesbrough.

However, Newcastle's record is far worse — they are bottom of the U18 Premier League (North) and have not won a game since early September.

Everton created a number of good chances, through Lawrence, Sherif and Cahill, but it was goalless at the break. Cahill and Jagne made way on the hour mark before Ed Jones was shown a red card and 10-man Everton held on for a point, with schoolboy Daniel Maher coming on in place of Martin Sherif for the last 15 minutes.

Everton U18s: Stewart, Quintyne, Wright, Jones [R:70'], Wilson, Jagne (59' Ebere), Djankpata, Apter, Sherif (74' Maher), Lawrence, Cahill (59' Smikle-James).
Subs not Used: Jensen, Bates.  

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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 26/03/2022 at 09:18:57
I'm assuming we'll be a little depleted for this one with some of the lads away on International duties?
Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 26/03/2022 at 09:56:14
Hopefully you haven't activated the very accommodating tradition of Everton helping out teams on a bad run Michael!!

Standard question as I can't see anything on the official website unless I'm missing something obvious, but is this going to be available to watch?

Michael Kenrick
3 Posted 26/03/2022 at 10:03:26
I was a little worried about that, Danny. But the proverbial cat is now out the bag!

I don't think there'll be any live stream of this one, but we might get lucky with some highlights after the fact.

Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 26/03/2022 at 12:58:13
It’s all Everton in the first fifteen minutes, with Lawrence having a couple of chances one saved, followed up with two chances from Sherif both saved and then Tim Cahill’s son Shea, having his first game, having another chance saved,I hope it doesn’t finish like the first teams game at Palace last Sunday, having all the game in the first twenty minutes then fading away.
Phill Thompson
5 Posted 26/03/2022 at 13:02:24
A nice sprinkling of 3 schoolboys starting, and 3 on the bench ( Bates, Maher, Ebere ) good that we are continuing this trend, hopefully a good crop for next season.
Michael Kenrick
6 Posted 26/03/2022 at 13:26:04
A couple of newish names on the bench: it appears Callum Bates was awarded a 2-year scholarship back in November, this would be a first sighting of him. And Maher, can't find a first name for him.

Interesting that the Official Everton Website is denying their existence, and only naming 3 subs of the normal 5. Gotta love the honesty and transparency of the Everton system.

For sub keeper Seb Jensen, this is only the second time he's been listed all season. Dylan Graham is away with Northern Ireland. Is Pat Nash away too?

Brent Stephens
7 Posted 26/03/2022 at 13:42:30
Michael, the official site seems to have Roman Dixon starting not Quintyne?
Michael Kenrick
8 Posted 26/03/2022 at 13:54:25
Some of the 'regulars' who are not playing today:

Campbell... maybe elevated to the U23 squad
Mallon... been missing since January; injured?
Tierney... out since February; injured?
Heath... involved in every game until today
Metcalfe... another mainstay, third match out
Barker... he's become almost a regular
Okoronkwo... stopped scoring, now he's stopped appearing.

Michael Kenrick
9 Posted 26/03/2022 at 14:05:27
There's this silly game going on, Brent, where the Official Website started listing this lad, Roman Dixon new this season. But the season before, it had been Roman Quintyne.

Whereas another website which tracks the Academy games continued to call him Roman Quintyne, just for an element of consistency, I guess. Well, in solidarity, I've continued to list him as Quintyne in these pages. Maybe we'll get an explanation one day...

Michael Kenrick
10 Posted 26/03/2022 at 14:06:04
Ooops... red card for Ed Jones on 70 mins!
Brent Stephens
11 Posted 26/03/2022 at 14:15:28
Ah, now that rings a bell, Michael. Should have remembered that.
Alan McGuffog
12 Posted 26/03/2022 at 14:25:14
Think Maher's first name was Aiden.
Dave Abrahams
13 Posted 26/03/2022 at 14:45:24
Alan (12),

That will be Aiden's grandson if they are related.

Alan McGuffog
14 Posted 26/03/2022 at 14:54:08
Good player Aiden Maher, Dave. Shows how good a team we had in those days that he hardly got a look in.
Dave Williams
15 Posted 26/03/2022 at 15:03:42
Was Aiden a left winger in the mid to late sixties?
Peter Neilson
16 Posted 26/03/2022 at 15:07:43
Just looked up Aiden Maher as he was a little before my time and wasn’t familiar with his name. Found this heart warming story of him saving a baby’s life.


Michael Kenrick
17 Posted 26/03/2022 at 15:23:41
So further to #6 above, the Official Website records that Martin Sherif was substituted on 74 minutes by... [blank] – Who? The Invisible Man!

Sorry, no, can't give his name – although other sources list him as being Daniel Maher, a schoolboy making his first appearance at this level. This club are so utterly bizarre at times...

[Tempted to make a tasteless remark about him possibly being a young sex offender – an established reason for player anonymity at Everton – but immediately thought better of it.]

Alan McGuffog
18 Posted 26/03/2022 at 15:50:41
Dave..yeah, that's the badger
( love that expression)
Ray Atherton
19 Posted 26/03/2022 at 18:06:00
Aiden Maher was a very good left winger in the youth team. I played against him in the late fifties and early sixties, played in the Catholic League, Liverpool.

Aiden played for Saint Switherns School and left later onto Saint Tereses. My school was Saint Francis Xavier.

I think he went to Plymouth and maybe Tranmere. Aiden Maher and his Dad, we went to Walley's Cafe after the match, talking about the game over an hour.

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