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Everton Under-18s, 2022-23

Lineups, scores and brief match details for Everton Academy Under-18s side from Finch Farm.

[FA Youth Cup, 2022-23]

Results & Fixtures  A record of Everton's Under-18 matches during the season
League Setup  An explanation of the Under-18 Premier League setup
League Table  Everton's position in the North Group table
Match Details  Teamsheets and brief reports for each match
Appearances  A table of Under-18 appearances and goals
Friendlies Results from Under-18 friendly matches
Manager: Leighton Baines

Everton Under-18s start the 2022-23 season with a fresh young tranche of new Academy Scholars for their games in the U-18 Premier League,  the U18 Premier League Cup, and the FA Youth Cup.


U18 Premier League ― North Group All KOs are UK time
Date Opponent Result Scorers Venue Notes
Sat 13 Aug Nottingham Forest (A) 2 - 3 Okoronkwo, Ebere Impact Arena PLN: 1
  Sat 20 Aug Sunderland (H)   2 - 3 Okoronkwo, Apter Finch Farm PLN: 2
  Fri  2 Sep Derby County (H)   1 - 0 Tierney Finch Farm PLC:B1
  Fri  17 Sep Wolves (A)   0 - 1   Sir Jack Hayward Ground PLN: 3
Sat  1 Oct Manchester City (H) 1 - 0 Dixon Finch Farm PLN: 4
  Sat 16 Oct Chelsea (A)   1 - 2 Apter Cobham Training Centre PLC:B2
Sat 15 Oct Stoke City (A) 2 - 1 Bickerton (og), Ebere Clayton Wood PLN: 5
Tue 18 Oct Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 4 Sherif, Ebere Finch Farm PLN: 6
  Sat 22 Oct Newcastle Utd (H)   1 - 1 Ebere Finch Farm PLN: 7
  Sat 29 Oct Middlesbrough (A)   0 - 2   Rockliffe Park PLN: 8
  Sat  5 Nov Southampton (H)   1 - 1 Ebere Finch Farm PLC:B3
  Sat 26 Nov Liverpool (H)       Finch Farm PLN: 9
  Sat  3 Dec Derby County (H)       Finch Farm PLN:10
  TBD           FAYC:3
  Sat 10 Dec Manchester Utd (A)       Carrington PLN:11
Sat 17 Dec Leeds Utd (A)   Thorp Arch Grange PLN:12
Sat  7 Jan Middlesbrough (H) Finch Farm PLN:13
  Sat 14 Jan Liverpool (A)       Liverpool Academy PLN:14
Sat 21 Jan Wolves (H)     Finch Farm PLN:15
  Sat 28 Jan Derby County (A)       Derby Academy PLN:16
  Sat 18 Feb Blackburn Rovers (A)     Brockhall PLN:17
  Sat 25 Feb Nottingham Forest (H)       Finch Farm PLN:18
  Sat  4 Mar Manchester City (A)       Academy Stadium PLN:19
  Sat 18 Mar Leeds Utd (H)       Finch Farm PLN:20
  Sat  1 Apr Manchester Utd (H)       Finch Farm PLN:21
  Sat 15 Apr Sunderland (A)       Academy of Light PLN:22
  Sat 23 Apr Newcastle Utd (A)       Newcastle Utd Academy PLN:23
  Sat 30 Apr Stoke City (H)       Finch Farm PLN:24
U18s Pre-season Friendlies All KOs are UK time
Date Opponent Result Scorers Venue Notes
  Sat 24 Jul Bolton Wanderers (H)   3 - 0 Tierney, Heath, Ebere Finch Farm F1
  Tue  3 Aug Fleetwood Town (H)   4 - 1 Djankpata, Tierney, Sherif, Apter Finch Farm F2
Sat  7 Aug Preston North End (H) 1 - 0 Sherif Finch Farm F3

PLN = U18 Premier League (North)
PLC = U18 Premier League Cup
FAYC = FA Youth Cup

FA U18 PREMIER LEAGUE, Northern Group Table, 2022-23

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City 19 13 3 3 53 21 32 42
2 Liverpool 19 11 3 5 58 34 24 36
3 Blackburn Rovers 17 9 3 5 42 23 19 30
4 Derby County 20 7 5 8 27 46 -19 26
5 Manchester United 15 7 4 4 36 33 3 25
6 Wolves 14 7 3 4 26 21 5 24
7 Middlesbrough 18 6 6 6 29 35 -6 24
8 Burnley 18 6 5 7 30 31 -1 23
9 Sunderland 17 7 2 8 26 29 -3 23
10 Leeds United 20 6 5 9 46 53 -7 23
10 Everton 19 6 5 8 24 31 -7 23
12 Nottingham Forest 17 5 4 8 21 27 -6 19
13 Stoke City 19 4 4 11 25 42 -17 16
14 Newcastle United 18 2 6 10 24 41 -17 12


FA U18 Premier League

The U18 Premier League replaced the Premier Academy League at the start of the 2012-13 season with the aim to enhance youth development and help transition players between the Academy and First Team.

The 2022-23 Under-18 Premier League is the 10th campaign of the top tier of the Under-18 Development League. This season, the league has been expanded to 28 Category 1 Development teams, split regionally into north and south groups. Teams face their regional opponents both home and away before the top team in each group face face each other to determine the national champion. Manchester City are the defending Champions from 2021-22, beating Southampton 2-1 in the final.

Age requirement: Clubs are not allowed to field any outfield players outside of the U18 age category. However, the goalkeeper is permitted to come from the U19 age category.

The 14 clubs in the North Group of the 2022-23 U18 Premier League are:

Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Derby County, Everton, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion & Wolverhampton Wanderers

The 14 clubs in the South Group of the 2022-23 U18 Premier League are:

Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Fulham, Leicester City, Norwich City, Reading, Southampton, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur & West Ham United.

Under-18 Premier League – Match Details, 2022-23

The section below contains team details, scorers, and brief match reports for Everton Under-18 matches during the 2022-23 Season.

Nottingham Forest 3 - 2 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #1
Saturday 13 August 2022
Impact Arena, Alfreton

Everton U18s kicked off their new season with a narrow loss at Nottingham Forest after leading 2-1 in the second half at The Impact Arena in Alfreton.

It was the first U18 league game in charge for Leighton Baines, with Paul Tait moving up to take charge of the U21s after David Unsworth left the club last April.  

The home side took the lead through an own goal finished by Tierney. But Everon gained the upper hand after the break with goals from Francis Okoronkwo and Coby Ebere. 

But Forest were level just after the hour mark and got the winner inside the last 10 minutes.

Everton U18s: Graham, Dixon, Wright, Tierney, I Samuels-Smith, Patterson, Apter (90' O Samuels-Smith), Barker (84' Beaumount-Clark), Ebere (85' Sherif), Djankpata (72' Bates), Okoronkwo.
Subs not Used:

Everton 1 - 1 Sunderland

U18 Premier League North, Game #2
Saturday 20 August 2022
Finch Farm

Everton U18s were 2-0 up against Sunderland but gave up 3 goals and 3 points in a disastrous second half for coach Leighton Baines.

Kick-off was a 12:30 BST and Leighton Baines was looking to chalk up his first win after his Academy charges suffered a narrow opening-day defeat at Nottingham Forest last weekend. 

Baines must have liked what he saw: he went with the exact same starting line-up and subs bench. And they returned exactly the same scoreline!

Everton took the lead after 27 minutes when Francis Okoronkwo converted following a corner. Matthew Apter made it 2-0 just before the break. 

But then it all went pear-shaped in the second half as the visitors knocked in three goals to take the victory.

Everton U18s: Graham, DIxon, Tierney, Ishe Samuels-Smith, Wright, Patterson, Apter (79' Bates), Djankpata, Ebere, Barker (75' Beaumont-Clark), Okoronkwo (71' Sheriff)
Subs not Used: Jensen, Odin Samuels-Smith.


Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #3
Friday 17 September 2022
Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, Wolverhampton

Wolves took the lead in added time at the end of the first half after Heath and Djankpata had chances to score.

Their full-back collected the ball in his own third and bursts forward, mazing in and out of Everton players, and rounding off a crazy run with a tidy slotted finish past Jensen.

And that's the way it stayed in the second half, Baines's boys suffering their third defeat in as many games of the U18 Premier League season. 

Everton U18s: Jensen, Dixon, Wright [Y:55'] (86' Tierney), Jones, I Samuels-Smith, Beaumont-Clark, Apter, J Patterson [Y:61'] (78' Bates), Heath (86' Coughlan), Sherif, Djankpata  (60' Smikle-James).
Subs not Used: G Pickford. 

Everton 1 - 0 Manchester City

U18 Premier League North, Game #4
Saturday 1 October 2022
Finch Farm

Everton went ahead after 12 minutes, with a splendid solo goal from Roman Dixon who ran from his own half, going past City players with ease before firing past the keeper.

The score remained the same despite City efforts to get back into the game, giving Leighton Baines his first league win at this level. 

Everton U18s: Jensen, Dixon, Tierney, Wilson, Wright [Y:80'], Apter, J Patterson [Y:90'], Bates, Heath, Smikle-James (87' Sherif), Ebere (83' Coughlan).
Subs not Used: Graham, Beaumont-Clark, I Samuels-Smith.

Stoke City 1 - 2 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #5
Saturday 15 October 2022
Clayton Wood, Stoke-on Trent

Everton got off to a poor start, going behind after just 4 minutes. but an own goal soon had them level and Cody Ebere put the Blues ahead just before the break for half-time. 

And that's the way it stayed as the U18s pulled off another excellent win against top-of-the-table opposition after beating leaders Man City in their last league game. 

Everton U18s: Graham [Y:89'], Dixon [Y:67'], O Samuels-Smith, Tierney, I Samuels-Smith [Y:72'], Bates, Heath, Apter, Okoronkwo, Djankpata, Ebere (89' J Patterson).
Subs not Used: G Pickford, Wilson, Beaumont-Clark, Sherif.

Everton 2 - 4 Blackburn Rovers

U18 Premier League North, Game #6
Tuesday 18 October 2022
Finch Farm

At 2-2, Everton U18s had not one but two players sent off against  Blackburn Rovers this evening, Then giving up another 2 goals.

In the first half, the visitors took the lead after just 10 minutes, Everton coming back twice with goals from Sherif and Ebere before Sherif was dismissed. 

In the second half, Dan Maher was the second Everton player to go for an early bath, and the visitors took advantage, scoring two more goals in the final stages of a disastrous game for Baines's young Blues. 

Everton U18s: Graham, Tierney, Wilson, Maher [R:62'], Bates (46' Heath), Beaumont-Clark (63' O Samuels-Smith), J Patterson (89' Smikle-James), Wright, Ebere [Y:90'] (90+1' Moonan), Apter, Sherif [R:34'].
Subs not Used: G Pickford

Everton 1 - 1 Newcastle United

U18 Premier League North, Game #7
Saturday 22 October 2022
Finch Farm

The Blues started brightly and were ahead in the 2nd minute when Coby Ebere scored.  

It stayed that way until just before the break, when the visitors equalized... and that's the way it finished.

Ebere was substituted at halftime as a precaution after feeling discomfort in his hamstring. U16 England goalkeeper Doug Lukjanciks also came on for his debut at this level as a second-half sub.

Everton U18s: Graham (46' Lukjanciks), Dixon, Moonan, Tierney, Wright, Bates, J Patterson [Y:90+3'], Apter, Heath, Ebere (46' Beaumont-Clark), Smikle-James.
Subs not Used: Coughlan, Wilson, I Samuels-Smith.

Middlesbrough 2 - 0 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #5
Saturday 15 October 2022
Clayton Wood, Stoke-on Trent



Under-18 Premier League Cup

The 2022-23 Under-18 Premier League Cup is the fourth campaign of the domestic youth team cup competition, as it was replaced by the Under-17 version last 2020-21 season. It pits Category 1 teams and some from Category 2 against each other in an initial three-game group stage. Groups are clubs play each other once, either home or away, with the winners of the seven groups plus the best runner-up advancing to the quarter-finals. The knockout rounds will be one-off matches.

Everton were placed in Group B along with Derby County, Chelsea and Southampton.

Burnley 3 - 1 Everton

U18 Premier League Cup, Group G; Game #1
Saturday 18 September 2021
Barnfield Training Centre, Burnley

Imam Jagne is back in action for Everton, with Kitia Kouyate returning from injury to make his first appearance this season. However, the Blues centre-forward showed a little rustiness perhaps, smashing a penalty for Everton over the bar with 9 minutes gone.

Everton then gave up a goal to the home side on 19 minutes, and that's how it stayed until half-time. Burnley went further ahead but on 56 minutes but Everton responded immediately with a goal from Issac Heath.

However, Burnley would go further ahead after 72 minutes to wrap up the game.

Everton U18s: Stewart, Wright (62' Coughlan), Jones (88' Apter), Tierney, Samuels-Smith, Jagne, Metcalfe, Baker, Heath, Kouyate (46' Sherif), Lawrence.
Subs not Used: Graham.

Everton 1 - 0 Derby County

U18 Premier League Cup, Group G; Game #1
Saturday 2 September 2022
Finch Farm

The score at half-time was 0-0 but Jenson Metcalfe put the Blues ahead after 72 minutes. The young Blues went further ahead just 6 minutes later, when striker Martin Sherif scored. And in a great finish to the game, Emilo Lawrence also got on the scoresheet before the end to seal an emphatic win.

Everton U18s: Leban, Mallon [Y:67'] (88' Wright), Samuels-Smith, Jones, Tierney, Metcalfe, Barker, Butterfield, Sherif, Lawrence (88' Jagne), Heath (60' Djankpata).
Subs not Used: Stewart, Wilson.

Everton 2 - 2 Arsenal

U18 Premier League Cup, Group G; Game #3
Saturday 27 November 2021
USM Finch Farm

Everton started the game behind both Arsenal and Burnley in Group G of the Premier League Cup, with 3 points after beating West Ham, following on from their initial loss to Burnley back in September. A win was needed for them to have any chance of going through to the knock-out stages.

Francis Okoronkwo, 17, a new signing back in September from Sunderland's Academy, made his first Everton appearance off the bench. Katia Kouayate returned after a long absence through injury.

But the game started poorly for the young Blues and they were 2 goals behind inside the first 10 minutes. But the Blues did come back into it before the break, thanks to striker Martin Sherif and his fourth goal of the season.

And it was Martin Sheriff who was on target again after 50 minutes to get Everton right back into the game. Francis Okoronkwo then made his debut for Everton U18s, coming on as a sub for Charlie Whitaker but the game ended in a draw, terminating Everton's interest in this season's competition.

Everton U18s: Leban, Mallon, Wright, Campbell, Tierney, Butterfield, Quintyne, Metcalfe, Sherif (90' Manafa), Whitaker (68' Okoronkwo), Heath (46' Kouyate).
Subs not Used: Nash, Jones.

FA Youth Cup


The 2022-23 FA Youth Cup is the 70h campaign of English football's premier cup competition at youth level. Everton last won the trophy in 1998, being losing finalists in 2003 with a very young Wayne Rooney unable to carry them to the ultimate prize.

Everton 3 - 2 Fulham

FA Youth Cup, 3rd Round
Friday 10 December 2021
Pure Stadium, Southport

Everton's U18s kicked off their participation in this season's FA Youth Cup with a fine comeback win in a ding-dong game against Fulham at Goodison Park on Friday night.

Everton started the game showing some good intent to get forward ut Metcalfe was a little too eager with his heavy forward passes. Charlie Whitaker had the first decent shot at goal, then Mills than Whitaker again with an even better strike, all saved by the Fulham keeper.

But against the run of play, a parried save off Nash was finished with ease to put Fulham ahead in their first attack a quarter of the way through the game. That unfortunately was a massive blow to the confidence they had shown as the rain started pouring down on their Goodison parade.

The young Blues got back in attack mode toward the end of the half, and had a slew of chances, most which the Fulham keeper saved, one notable effort by Whitaker he stabbed wide.

Francis Okoronkwo came on to replace Kouyate after the break. But it was Fulham who looked like adding to their lead as Everton were pushed back and could produce nothing. That was until the two wingers combined superbly, Whitaker playing an excellent through-ball from half-way that Stan Mills could run onto and slide past the otherwise very solid Fulham keeper. Game on!

Then some much better football but it was a wicked deflection that helped Stan Mills score the go-ahead goal for the young Blues with 22 minutes to play.

Then a brilliant move started by Metcalfe and with Mills crossing perfectly for Okoronkwo but that excellent Fulham keeper stopped Everton's third with a fantastic save.

Fulham always looked to have a goal in them but a terrible backpass went past their keeper and Francis Okoronkwo was on it to lash the ball into the empty net from 3 inches out to make the win secure for the young Blues.

But the game ended on a sour note when Mallon went through on Harris and he reacted badly, a fierce scuffle ensued and ultimately both players were sent off as 4 minutes added became 9 and Diaz scored straight from the free-kick.

Everton U18s: Nash, Mallon [R:90+4'], Samuels-Smith, Campbell, Welch [Y:90'], Butterfield, Mills, Metcalfe, Kouyate (46' Okoronkwo), Price, Whitaker.
Subs not Used: Stewart, Dixon, Tierney, Heath, Lawrence, Sherif.

Everton 2 - 1 Sheffield United

FA Youth Cup, 4th Round
Friday 14 January 2022
Pure Stadium, Southport

Everton Under-18s secured a fine win in the FA Youth Cup on Friday night beating Sheffield United 2-1 at Goodison Park to move into the 5th Round.

Everton won an early penalty when Okoronkwo was fouled but Isaac Price failed to convert from the spot.

Five minutes before the interval, his inch-perfect lofted pass was met with a clinical first-time finish from Mills - but it was flagged offside.

A goal from Francis Okoronkwo's just before the half-time interval finally gave the young Blues a deserved lead after he beat two defenders with a clever piece of skill and found the bottom corner with a precise side-footed finish.

That advantage was doubled just after the hour mark as Okoronkwo turned provider, setting up midfielder Stanley Mills to convert from close range for his fifth goal in his past five games.

The Blades pulled one back with a late header - but Paul Tait's side defended well in the closing stages to see out the result.

Scorers: Okoronkwo (43'), Mills (63'); Sachdev (88')

Everton U18s: Nash, Mallon, Samuels-Smith, Campbell [Y:38'], Welch, Butterfield, Mills [Y:55'], Price, Sherif (83' Lawrence), Barker (73' Jagne), Okoronkwo.
Subs not Used: Stewart, Quintyne, Tierney, Djankpata, Heath.

 Manchester United 4 - 1 Everton

FA Youth Cup, 5th Round
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Old Trafford, Manchester

Everton's Under-18s took the lead against Manchester United this evening but ended up getting knocked out of the FA Youth Cup.

Everton took the lead through Francis Okoronkwo after just 11 minutes. The forward confidently slotted home after brilliant work by Martin Sherif, who played him in after a fine run.

But the home side were quickly level. Butterfield was harshly judged to have fouled Garnacho in the box and Charlie McNeill scored from the spot.

After Price hit the bar, Man Utd took the lead with a simple header.

Everton fought to get back level in the second half and Sherif seemed to be all set to do it from a corner but his header went just wide. But the home side went up the other end and scored after two shots were blocked.

Everton kept pressing forward, but were not having much luck, a great shot by Metcalfe hitting the outside of the post.

Man Utd looked to make it 4 but Nash deflected his shot behind, the corner headed straight at Nash.

From an Everton corner, Mallon lost a footrace with Garnacho who went on to score the 4th for the home side, dumping the young Blues out of the cup for yet another season.

Everton U18s: Nash, Mallon [Y:83'], Samuels-Smith, Campbell, Welch, Butterfield [Y:14'], Mills (73' Djankpata), Metcalfe [Y:60'], Sherif, Price (85' Barker), Okoronkwo (73'Lawrence).
Subs not Used: Stewart, Tierney, Quintyne, Jagne.

Under-18 Appearances, 2022-23

New Scholars (mostly Under-16s) this season (although some appeared at the end of last season) include:

Defenders: Jack Tierney, Edward Jones, Roman Quintyne, Charlie Wilson, Harry Wright.
Midfielders: Owen Barker, Isaac Heath, Shae Cahill, Sam Coughlan, Halid Djankpata, Saja Manafa, Jenson Metcalfe
Forward: Troy Smikler-James.

Other new names at this level include: Matthew Apter, Jacob Beaumont-Clark, Jack Butler, Coby Ebere, Emilio Lawrence, Johnson Opawole, Ishe Samuels-Smith, Martin Sherif, and a newcomer brought in from Sunderland – Francis Okoronkwo

Player Lg Apps (Sub) Lg Goals Cup Apps (Sub) Cup Goals
 Martin Sherif 15 (2)  5 4 (1) 3
 Jenson Metcalfe 15 (0)  2 5 (0) 0
 Emilio Lawrence 15 (0)  5 2 (2) 1
 Issac Heath 14 (5)  3 3 (0) 1
 Halid Djankpata 14 (1)  3 0 (2) 0
 Owen Barker 12 (2)  0 3 (1) 0
 Mathew Mallon 12 (0)  1 5 (0) 0
 Jack Tierney 12 (0)  1 3 (0) 0
 Ed Jones 11 (1)  0 2 (0) 0
 Ishé Samuels-Smith 11 (0)  0 5 (0) 0
 Imam Jagne 10 (5)  0 1 (2) 0
 Harry  Wright 9 (2)  0 2 (1) 0
 Charlie Wilson 9 (2)  0 0 (0) 0
 Elijah Campbell 9 (0)  0 4 (0) 0
 Luke Butterfield 8 (0)  0 5 (0) 0
 Roman Quinytne 7 (3)  0 1 (0) 0
 Patrick Nash 7 (0)  0 3 (0) 0
 Zan-Luk Leban 7 (0)  0 2 (0) 0
 Francis Okoronkwo 6 (2)  3 2 (2) 3
 Jak Stewart 6 (0)  0 1 (0) 0
 Matthew Apter 4 (3)  0 0 (1) 0
 Sam Coughlan 2 (6)  0 0 (1) 0
 Saja Manafa 2 (1)  0 0 (1) 0
 Katia Kouyate 1 (0)  0 2 (1) 0
 Charlie Whitaker 1 (0)  0 2 (0) 0
 Shae Cahill 1 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Troy Smikle-James 0 (8)  0 0 (0) 0
 Coby Ebere 0 (2)  0 0 (0) 0
 Jack Butler 0 (1)  0 0 (0) 0
 Reece Welch 0 (0)  0 3 (0) 0
 Stan Mills 0 (0)  0 3 (0) 3
 Issac Price 0 (0)  0 3 (0) 0
 Dylan Graham 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Seb Jensen 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Sebastian Kristensen 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Sean McAllister 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Jacob Beaumont-Clark 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Johnson Opawole 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 George Pickford 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Callum Bates 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Daniel Maher 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0

Everton Under-18 Squad Page at

2022-23 Friendlies

Everton 3 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

Pre-season Friendly, Game #1
Saturday 24 July 2021
Finch Farm

Everton U18s beat Bolton U18s 3-0 on Saturday, with goals from Jack Tierney, Isaac Heath, and Coby Ebere.

No further information on the teamsheet or game action, but it was a side consisting mostly of players from last season's U16s, along with the best out of the U15s as the Academy looks to accelerate the development of younger players this season.

Everton U18s: No teamsheet available

Everton 4 - 1 Fleetwood Town

Pre-season Friendly, Game #2
Tuesday 3 August 2021
Finch Farm

Everton Under-18s defeated Fleetwood Town 4-1 in a pre-season friendly at Finch Farm on Tuesday.

A number of Under-16 players were in Paul Tait's line-up as they ran out comfortable winners against their EFL Youth Alliance opponents.

The Blues took the lead in the third minute. Isaac Heath's long pass picked out Halid Djankpata and although his first effort was saved, he hammered home the rebound.

The visitors were compretietve for most of the first half without really troubling Mackenzie Chapman in the home goal.

Everton then scored two goals in the last five minutes of the first half.

An effort from Matthew Mallon was deflected wide and from a short corner, Sean Coughlin delivered a hanging cross that Jack Tierney headed over the keeper.

Martin Sherif made it 3-0 in the 43rd minute with shot from 20-yards that found the bottom corner.

The fourth goal came on the hour mark — made and taken by two of the substitutes introduced early in the second half. Ed Jones powered forward from defence and after evading a couple of challenges he forced the keeper into a low save. Matthew Apter was on hand to guide the loose ball into an empty net.

Five minutes later, Fleetwood got a goal back.

There was still time for Jensen Metcalfe to hit the Fleetwood crossbar with a direct free-kick on a very satisfying afternoon for the young Blues

Everton U18s: No teamsheet available

Everton 1 - 0 Preston North End

Pre-season Friendly, Game #3
Saturday 7 August 2021
Finch Farm

Everton Under-18s defeated Preston in their final pre-season friendly at Finch Farm.

Martin Sherif scored the goal. No other details are available.

Everton U18s: No teamsheet available



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