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EVERTON RESERVES, 2003-04


A detailed record of Everton Reserves' season in the 
FA Reserve/U-21 Premier League (Northern Section)

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 PAGE CONTENTS

  
Results & Fixtures  A record of Everton's reserve matches for the season
League Table  Current standings in the FA Premier Reserve League
Match Details  Teamsheets and brief reports for each match
Appearances  A table of reserve appearances for all senior players
Friendlies Results from reserve-level friendly matches
  
Home games are played at Haig Avenue, Southport.  Kick-off: 7 pm on Tuesdays except where indicated.
  

 FA PREMIER RESERVE LEAGUE (North Section)

 
The North Section has been reduced to 14 teams this season, with Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford City dropping back into the Central League, and Wolverhampton Wanderers gaining entrance to the FA Premier Reserves League as new boys in the Premiership.  Ties in the Liverpool Senior Cup are also shown, where known.
 

 RESULTS AND FIXTURES, 2003-04           Fixtures list at the Official Everton Website

Date Opponents Result Scorers
Att
Pos
FA Premier Reserves League:           
Mon 11 Aug Bolton Wanderers (A) W 4 - 1 Osman 3, A Moogan 450 1st
Wed 20 Aug Newcastle United (H) L 2 - 4 Rooney 2 2,130 3rd
Tue  2 Sep Wolverhampton Wndrs (H) W 5 - 0 Ferguson 2, Osman, Pascucci, Chadwick 863 4th
Tue 9 Sep Aston Villa (A) L 2 - 6 Chadwick 2 397 5th
Tue 16 Sep Manchester City (H) W 3 - 0 Chadwick 2, Nyarko 1,113 4th
Thu 25 Sep Sunderland (A) W 2 - 1 Campbell, A Moogan 770 2nd
Mon 29 Sep Liverpool (A) L 0 - 1 — 3,633 3rd
Tue 7 Oct Manchester United (H) W 3 - 2 Chadwick 2, Campbell 2,653 2nd
Wed 15 Oct West Bromwich Albion (H) D 1 - 1 A Moogan 684 3rd
Wed 22 Oct Birmingham City (A) D 1 - 1 Nyarko 451 4th
Thu 30 Oct Blackburn Rovers (H) D 1 - 1 Osman 411 4th
Wed 4 Nov Middlesbrough (A) W 1 - 0 Osman 195 3rd
Tue 18 Nov Aston Villa (H) D 2 - 2 Ridgewell (og), Jeffers 437 3rd
Wed 26 Nov Wolverhampton Wndrs (A) W 2 - 1 Osman 2 (1 pen) 621 3rd
Tue 9 Dec Manchester City (A) L 2 - 3 Gemmill, Ferguson 516 4th
Tue 13 Jan Liverpool (H) L 0 - 2 — 3,729 5th
Thu 22 Jan Manchester United (A) W 2 - 1 Watson, Alexandersson 823 4th
Mon 26 Jan Newcastle United (A) D 0 - 0 — 428 4th
Mon 16 Feb West Bromwich Albion (A) L 0 - 1 — 5th
Wed 10 Mar Blackburn Rovers (A) L 0 - 1 — 409 6th
Tue 16 Mar Leeds United (H) D 1 -1 Symes 370 6th
Wed 24 Mar Middlesbrough (H) D 0 - 0 — 7th
Wed 7 Apr Leeds United (A) D 0 - 0 — 855 8th
Wed 14 Apr Bolton Wanderers (H) W 1 - 0 Pascucci 306 8th
Tue 20 Apr Birmingham City (H) W 1 - 0 Fox 8th
Tue 27 Apr Sunderland (H) L 0 - 2 — 231 7th
Liverpool Senior Cup (2002-03):    
Mon 4 Aug Southport (A) W 2-1 Ferguson, Chadwick  QF
Thu 2 Oct Marine (A) W 2-0 Hopkins, Symes 230  SF
Tue 16 Dec Tranmere Rovers (A) W 2-1 Lynch, Gemmill  F
Liverpool Senior Cup (2003-04):    
Tue 16 Dec Tranmere Rovers (A) W 2-1 Lynch, Gemmill  QF
Tue 30 Mar Southport (A) W 1-0 B Moogan 574  SF
Fri 14 May Liverpool (H) L 1-1 Hopkins (Penalties: 8-9)  F
Pre-Season Friendlies 2003:
Sat 26 Jul Leigh RMI (A) D 1-1 Osman (F)
Wed 30 Jul Rhyl (A) W 1-0 Pascucci 534 (F)
Fri 8 Aug Llansantffraid TNS (A)     W 3-1 Chadwick 2, Osman (F)
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Home games in darker grey; friendlies/cup games in green
(F) denotes Friendly fixture
(XI) denotes Friendly fixture involving an Everton XI (not necessarily the first team)
LSC denotes a tie in the Liverpool Senior Cup
  

 FA PREMIER RESERVE LEAGUE (NORTH), 2003-04  


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Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1
  Aston Villa Res
26
17
5
4
55
31
24
56
2
  Liverpool Res
26
14
8
4
41
21
20
50
3
  Man Utd Res
26
13
8
5
55
39
16
47
4
  Newcastle Res
26
13
4
9
50
42
8
43
5
  Man City Res
26
11
8
7
34
24
10
41
6
  Blackburn Res
26
11
6
9
49
45
4
39
7
  Everton Res
26
10
8
8
37
33
4
38
8
  Leeds Res
26
10
7
9
40
40
0
37
9
  Middlesbrough Res
26
8
10
8
33
33
0
34
10
  Sunderland Res
26
8
7
11
37
46
-9
31
11
  West Brom Res
26
8
6
12
36
48
-12
30
12
  Birmingham Res
26
6
5
15
28
42
-14
23
13
  Wolverhampton Res
26
4
6
16
27
49
-22
18
14
  Bolton Res
26
3
4
19
22
51
-29
13


 RESERVE MATCH DETAILS, 2003-04

The section below contains team details, scorers, and brief match reports for Everton Reserves/U-21 matches during the 2003-04 Season.  Links to match reports at the Official Everton website and the icLiverpool (Echo & Daily Post) website are included when available.
    

 Bolton Wanderers 1 - 4 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 1
Monday 11 August 2003
County Ground, Leyland
 

Everton: P Gerrard; O'Hanlon, B Moogan, A Gerrard, Clarke; Schumacher, Alexandersson, A Moogan, Garside (82' Symes); Osman (90' Barry), McLeod.
Subs not used: Turner, M Jones, Fox.  Scorers: Osman (22', 30' pen:87'), A Moogan (33')
Yellow Cards:
Schumacher (18')  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr S Pickavance  Att: 450

Steve Mine: Another first tonight, the County Ground, Leyland (home of the Lancashire FA).   The pitch looks superb, better than Bury last season — that was a mud flat.

  • 3’ 1-0 Niven.  Bad start to the game; a cross in from the left, Niven ran in from midfield and scored with a glancing header.
  • 18’ Schumacher – Yellow card (going for a 50/50 ball with the keeper)
  • 22’ 1-1 Leon Osman.  McLeod with a free kick, well taken with pace, found Osman in the box; he controlled it with one touch, volleyed it first time.
  • 30’ 1-2 Leon Osman.  McLeod again with a great run, right though the centre, beat a couple of defenders, saw Osman in the area, who took on the keeper, slotted the ball home.
  • 33’ 1-3 Alan Moogan.  By this time we are in control of the game, from the edge of the area, young Moogan saw a gap picked his spot, right footed in to the bottom left hand corner in of the post.

Half time: Bolton Wanderers 1 - 3 Everton

  • 60’ pass of the game, a full 30/40 yards, cross-field, Osman to McLeod, he was unable to control the ball in the box.
  • 68’ Bolton down to 10 men as they had used all their subs.
  • 72’ another good quality ball in from the right, Clarke with the header, the Bolton Keeper, just got a hand to the ball to push it over the bar.
  • 82’ On Symes; Off Garside
  • 86’ Alexandersson with a run down the right, saw Osman in the area, finds him; he in turn is brought down: penalty!
  • 87’ 1-4 Leon Osman (pen).  Right footed blasted past the keeper.
  • 90’ On Barry; Off Osman (He must be in the squad for Highbury)

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Everton 2 - 4 Newcastle United

Reserves/U-21 Match No 2
Wednesday 20 August 2003
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Turner; Hibbert, B Moogan, O'Hanlon, Weir; Schumacher, Alexandersson, Li Tie; Rooney, Garside, A Moogan.
Subs not used: A Gerrard, Gallagher, Barry, Booth, Fox.  Scorers: Rooney (50', 70')
Yellow Cards:
Hibbert (88')  Red Cards: —  Ref: Att: 2,130

Steve Milne:  Most of the 2,130 crowd came to see one player tonight, and all the kids in the main stand had Rooney shirts on.  He could have been at Portman Road; instead, he is here at Southport on the fitness trail.

  • 15’ our first attack of the night, Alan Moogan with a 20-yard shot, blocked by a Newcastle defender.
  • 20’ Ball in from the midfield, Rooney saw Schumacher in space to his right, laid the ball in to his path, his shot just sailed over the bar.
  • 28’ Rooney again involved, this time on the right, crossed the ball into the heart of the Newcastle box, Alan Moogan on the end, again just over the bar.
  • 30’ another long-range effort, this time Schumacher wide of the left post.
  • 33’ Brian Moogan this time saw his cousin in the box back to goal; he chipped the ball in, Alan controlled well, turned and shot first time, not on target.
  • 39’ 0-1 Calvin Zola  Ball in from deep midfield, a full 25/30 yards, one touch, and no Everton defenders anywhere near, hit the ball first time, right-footed into the bottom right-hand corner.

Half time: Everton 0 - 1 Newcastle United

  • 50’ 1-1 Wayne Rooney  The goal came via a shot outside the area, ball at his feet, looked up saw a space and let fly right footed, the Newcastle keeper no chance.
  • 57’ 1-2 Calvin Zola  Another well-taken goal, another long-range shot from a full 25 yards out, across the goal at an angle, it flew into the top right corner of Turner's goal, who at full stretch could not get a finger to the ball.
  • 63’ 1-3 Chopra  A well-timed ball from the midfield, Chopra ran on to meet the ball, out ran the defence, slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
  • 70’ 2-3 Wayne Rooney  Hibbert with a good deep cross from the right, Rooney tried to control the ball first-time on the penalty spot, the ball just got away from him, he just followed the ball a couple of paces, and fired in from 10 yards out.
  • 73’ Garside shot from 20 yards, well over the bar.
  • 76’ Alexandersson cross in from the right, looking for Rooney, but the pass was just behind him, no other blue shirt in the box.
  • 78’ Rooney again from the edge of the area, a nice bit of footwork, made a little bit of room, shot on target, saved by the keeper.
  • 80’ 2-4 Cave  From 35/40 yards out Cave hit what looked to be a cross in from the left, the ball just kept on going, it looped in over the keeper, and ended up in the back of the net.
  • 87’ Li Tie free kick in from the right, Rooney with a free header, the ball pushed over the bar by the Newcastle keeper.

A great run out for Rooney, a full 90 mins; a start on Saturday?

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Everton 5 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Reserves/U-21 Match No 3
Tuesday 2 September 2003
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Turner; Hibbert, B Moogan, O'Hanlon, Weir; Carsley (60' A Moogan), Alexandersson, Nyarko (60' Schumacher); Chadwick, Ferguson (60' Pascucci), Osman.
Subs not used: Symes, A Gerrard.  Scorers: Ferguson (18', 58'), O'Hanlon (34'), Pascucci (72'), Chadwick (89')
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: I Nolan  Att: 863

Steve Milne: 

  • 3’ ball in from the back, Ferguson with the glancing header puts Chadwick in, hits the ball first time, goes well over the bar.
  • 13’ Chadwick in the six-yard box has half a chance, beats the keeper to the ball, and then stabs the ball first time just over the bar.
  • 18’ 1-0 Ferguson Long ball from the back, Osman flicks the ball on, Dunk beats the defender to the ball, he shoots from the edge of the area, the keeper Ikeme saves with his feet, the ball the hits Ferguson’s shoulder (who is laying on the floor in a heap) and rolls in to the empty net.
  • 24’ another good chance from Ferguson, a Brian Moogan cross from the left, Dunk out jumped his marker, his header on target, but again the Wolves keeper made a good save.
  • 30’ Chadwick with a shot from the edge of the area after some good build up, takes a deflection goes out for a corner.
  • 34’ 2-0 O’Hanlon A set piece, Carsley with a corner, O’Hanlon with space and time headed the ball into the top right hand corner, the Wolves defenders just onlookers.
  • 40’ Ferguson free kick 35 yard out on target keeper did well to keep hold of the ball.
  • 45’ young Turner showing a bit of class, Watson with a powerful shot across the goal, Turner a full stretch dives on the ball and manages to keep hold of the ball at the same time, great stuff.

Half time: Everton 2 - 0 Wolves

  • 47’ another chance goes begging, Osman with the cross in from the left, Ferguson with a nice cushioned header into the path of Chadwick, and he fired over the bar from 10 yards out.
  • 58’ 3-0 Ferguson Lee Carsley with the free kick on the right, fired in, Dunk a free header with some power, keeper no chance.
  • 60’ Ferguson, Nyarko, Carsley off Schumacher, A Moogan, Pascucci on
  • 64’ Pascucci runs down the left wing gets into the box; the Wolves defender tracks back and closes him down, nice turn of speed, and a bit of skill.
  • 68’ Hibbert with a cross deep to the back post, the Wolves keeper came for it and missed, the ball hit Pascucci on the side, Chadwick unable to get on the end of the lose ball 1 yard out.
  • 72’ 4-0 Pascucci A cross from the right finds Alexandersson near post he heads the ball on to the back post where Pascucci in the right place at the right time for an easy header.
  • 83’ another half chance for Chadwick, inside the box the Wolves keeper just denying him.
  • 90’ 5-0 Chadwick Ran from the half way line, outpaced the Wolves defenders, took the ball in to the box shot though the keepers legs, deserved the goal for all the hard work he put in tonight.

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Aston Villa 6 - 2 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 4
Tuesday 9 September 2003
Birmingham

Everton: Simonsen; Potter, B Moogan, O’Hanlon, Gerrard; Nyarko, Carsley, Schumacher (58' A Moogan); Chadwick, Osman, Alexandersson.
Subs not used: Turner, Pascucci, Symes, Brown.  Scorers: Chadwick (43', 80').
Yellow Cards:
Alexandersson (87').  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr M Harris  Att: 397

Steve Milne:  Half of me wanted to stay and go to see England Under-21s play at Goodison Park, but as the reserves where playing on the same night, so Villa Park it was.   We lost to a better side, the score was a bit harsh; Chadwick looked good, he could have scored 5 himself.

  • 7’ 0-1 Dublin  With the back four made up of youngsters, we where always going to be tested.  The ball came in from the left Hadji with the cross, Everton failed to clear, Dublin hit the shot first time, cross shot into the bottom right corner.
  • 11’ 0-2 Hadji Shot from distance 25 yards out Simo no chance.
  • 41’ Chadwick with the first real chance, on target
  • 42’ Chadwick again shot on target, hit the top of the bar.
  • 43’ 1-2 Chadwick  For a short spell we had control and Villa could not get the ball off us.  Chadwick’s hard work was rewarded, cross in from the left, with a glancing header — back in the game (we thought)

Half Time: Aston Villa 2 - 1 Everton

  • 65’1-3 Hadji  With a 50 yard run, beat 3/4 defenders on the way, made space for a shot, right footed shot in the bottom right corner.
  • 72’ Chadwick with a great header, the Villa keeper, somehow got down to it and saved with one hand, no blue shirt able to pounce on the rebound.
  • 74’ 1-4 Hadji  Another shot from just out side the area, the ball going under Simonsen’s body.
  • 79’ 2-4 Chadwick  From the left, a deep cross to the back; Chadwick motoring in, hit the ball on the run, Villa's keeper not a chance.
  • 84’ 2-5 Moore  On the breakaway involving 4 players, the ball crossed in to Moore, six yards out, side footed the ball past Simonsen.
  • 85’ 2-6 Cooke  Moore and Cooke from the re start gets the ball back from Everton, they have a 1 – 2 on the edge of the area, as Simonson came out, Cooke just slots the ball past him.

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Everton 3 - 0 Manchester City

Reserves/U-21 Match No 5
Tuesday 16 September 2003
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Turner; O'Hanlon (46' B Moogan), Unsworth, Clarke, Weir; Nyarko, Osman (86' A Moogan), Carsley; Chadwick, Pascucci (69' Schumacher), McFadden.
Subs not used: Gallagher, Symes.  Scorers: Chadwick (24', pen:37'), Nyarko (77').
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr G Turner  Att: 1,113

Steve Milne: Another double-header today, just made the kick off, as the traffic was bad on the road back from Derby and the Under-17's game this afternoon.  The best bits (McFadden & Nyarko in midfield):

  • 13' City on the attack shot in from the right with power, Turner pushes the ball over the bar from 1 yard out, and at full stretch.
  • 24' 1-0 Chadwick  Must go down as our first real chance, ball came in from midfield, Osman did all the hard work, holding up the ball, he laid it off to Chadwick left footed curled it past Ellegaard.
  • 34' Chadwick shot on target.
  • 37' Nark with a great pass to the feet of Chadwick, inside the area, brought down, penalty.
  • 38' 2-0 Chadwick  Right footed blasted the ball in to the roof of the net.

Half time:  Everton 2 - 0 Manchester City

  • 57' McFadden (who looked quite useful in central midfield) had a cross shot right to left, just past the post.
  • 63' half chance by Carsley on target.
  • 65' McFadden takes the ball on the break, from the Everton box runs to the edge of the City box, takes on a couple of defenders, passes the ball to Chadwick, his shot is blocked at the last second by a City defender at full stretch.
  • 76' 3-0 Nyarko  That man McFadden again in the thick of it, attacking the defenders, the ball is half cleared, it finds Nyarko 25/30 yards out, he hits it first time, low and with power, bottom left hand corner of the goal.

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Sunderland 1 - 2 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 6
Thursday 25 September 2003
Archibald Stadium, Sunderland

Everton: Turner; B Moogan, Wilson, Clarke, Gerrard; Nyarko, Barry, Li Tie; Campbell (82' Hughes), Pascucci (82' Hopkins), A Moogan. 
Subs not used: Lynch, Gallagher, Fox.  Scorers: Campbell (11'), A Moogan (23').
Yellow Cards:
B Moogan (32'), Wilson (55'), Li Tie (71').  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr G Turner  Att: 770

Steve Milne: I was sitting with a chap from the Sunderland Echo; he was bending my ear most of the game how they have been undefeated all season.  He had to re write his piece for the next night: "BLACK CATS LICKED BY THE TOFFEES" ...

  • 2' 1-0 Proctor  A mistake from Gerrard at the heart of the Everton defence, he dived in with a sliding tackle, missed the ball, Proctor with the ball at his feet, takes on Turner, he puts the ball pst him as he came out.
  • 11' 1-1 Campbell  My man of the match Anthony Barry runs down the Everton right, whips in a good cross, Campbell out jumps all the Sunderland defenders to score the equalizing goal.
  • 23' 1-2 A Moogan  Turner gain coursing all kinds of problems against the Sunderland left back, beats 2/3 defenders, gets himself in a shooting position, the ball just gets away from him, it falls to Alan Moogan, he hits it first time, it flies in.

Half time:  Sunderland 1 - 2 Everton

Second half was a bit of a let down, we defended well, the only real chance that we had fell to Li Tie, he had a couple of shots both on target but saved with ease by ex Everton keeper Thomas Myhre.

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Liverpool 1 - 0 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 7
Monday 29 September 2003
Deva Stadium, Chester

Everton: Turner; B Moogan, A Moogan, Clarke (c), Weir; Nyarko, Li Tie, Linderoth; Campbell, Chadwick, Jeffers.
Subs not used: Pascucci, Gallagher, Hughes, Barry, Wilson.  Scorers: None.
Yellow Cards:
[Clarke (13',25')] Campbell, Chadwick  Red Cards: Clarke (25')  Ref: R L Lewis; Att: 3,633

Steve Milne: We are at Chester tonight for the mini derby; Andy Holder fielded a strong front line-up. The best bits:

  • 2' Iain Turner called into action, made easy save standing up, shot in from 10 yards out (he made it look easy)
  • 3' Yellow card - Peter Clarke (Foul)
  • 24' Yellow card - Peter Clarke (Foul) sent off.
  • 40' Iain Turner to the rescue again, this time at full stretch diving to his right, the shot came in left to right across the goal.
  • 42' with our first real chance of the game, cross in from the right, Brian Moogan found Franny Jeffers who hit the ball on the volley, hit the outside of the right hand post.
  • 43' Yellow card - Campbell (foul) Murphy stretched off.

Half Time: Liverpool 0 - 0 Everton

  • 57' Alex Nyarko brings down Pongolle in the box, ref gives a penalty
  • 58' 1-0 Pongolle  Takes the penalty himself hits it into the bottom left hand corner
  • 59' Yellow card - Nick Chadwick (Foul)
  • 62' first half-chance to Everton in the second half, Franny Jeffers 25 yards out has his shot charged down.
  • 67' again Iain Turner makes a great save this time with his legs, advancing to the approaching Liverpool player, forces him into an early shot, and deals with it superbly.
  • 69' the numbers are again even as Salif Diao gets a straight red card for punching Franny Jeffers.
  • 86' free kick sent in from the right from Brian Moogan, Nick Chadwick on the end, the header on target but put behind by a defender for a corner.

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Everton 3 - 2 Manchester United

Reserves/U-21 Match No 8
Tuesday 7 October 2003
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Turner; B Moogan, Wilson, Clarke, Hughes (73' Barry); Nyarko, Li Tie, Schumacher; Campbell, Chadwick, A Moogan.
Subs not used:
Pascucci, Gallagher, Brown, A Gerrard.  Scorers: Chadwick (18', 61'), Campbell (41').
Yellow Cards:
Schumacher (56’)  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr M Matadar; Att: 2,653

Steve Milne: Yet another fairly strong line up tonight, with Kevin Campbell looking to find full fitness.  He was up front with Nick Chadwick (but no Franny Jeffers):

  • 8’ Iain Turner saves after Chris Eagles ran at the Everton defence, made space just out side the area, and shot on target.
  • 15’ Nick Chadwick on the break, with only the keeper to beat, fails to beat him to the ball, out for a goal kick.
  • 18’ Everton’s first real chance falls to Kevin Campbell, inside the area; he shoots on target, Tommy Heaton makes a good solid save.
  • 19’ 1-0 Nick Chadwick  Laurence Wilson hits a good ball from the back, Nick Chadwick picks up the ball inside the area and shoots first time, the keeper makes a save but the ball hits Chadwick and goes in.
  • 25’ Nick Chadwick again picks up a though ball from midfield, beats the off side trap, only denied by the hands of Heaton who pushed the ball around the post.
  • 30’ Brian Moogan crosses in from the right, finds his brother Alan Moogan, who's header is just wide of the post.
  • 32’ Alex Nyarko with a cheeky 40-yard shot, on target, almost took the United keeper off guard.
  • 41’ 2-0 Kevin Campbell  Alan Moogan with a corner in from the right, Campbell out-jumped the whole of the United defence to head home the Blues' second.

Half time Everton 2 - 0 Manchester United

  • 51’ David Jones shot on target, Iain Turner with another great save.
  • 54’ Penalty to Everton for handball in the box
  • 55’ Chadwick blasts the ball over the bar, and almost over the stand
  • 57’ another penalty to Everton: Kevin Campbell brought down in area; Tommy Heaton, the United keeper sent off
  • 58’ Chadwick again with the penalty puts it to the keeper’s right, the keeper goes the right way, makes a good solid save.
  • 62’ 3-0 Nick Chadwick  Cross from Nyarko in from the right, a mistake from the United defender, Chadwick pounces on the ball and rifles in a left footed shot for his second (it should have been his 4th!)
  • 72’ Peter Clarke brings down David Jones: penalty to Man Utd
  • 73’ 3-1 Daniel Nardiello  Penalty hit to Turners left, he gets a hand to it, but cannot stop the momentum of the ball.
  • 84’ 3-2 Daniel Nardiello  This time the Everton defence are sleeping, cross in from the left, Nardiello met the ball six yards out, hits it first time, Turner no chance.

Man United throw all they have at Everton, who hold on for the last few moments of the game. Final score: 3-2.

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Everton 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

Reserves/U-21 Match No 9
Wednesday 15 October 2003
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Turner; B Moogan, Wilson, Gerrard, Hughes; Schumacher, Osman, Li Tie; Jeffers, Chadwick (48' Brown), A Moogan.
Subs not used: Lake, Barry, Pascucci, Fox. Scorers: A Moogan (6').
Yellow Cards:
Osman, Brown.  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr D Birkett; Att: 684

Steve Milne: Another young side tonight, only Franny Jeffers, Li Tie & Nick Chadwick of note in the line up.

  • 1-0 Alan Moogan Ball whipped in from the right, came though all the players in the area, at the back post Alan Moogan (unmarked) headed in from close range.
  • 8’ Nick Chadwick shot on goal 7 yards out, keeper pushed the ball round the post.
  • 18’ Leon Osman and Nick Chadwick team up together on the attack; some nice inter-passing... how the ball stayed out of the goal?  Two attempts, even a helping hand — or should I say foot — from Franny Jeffers could not help; West Brom’s Joe Murphy saved the visitors again.
  • 38’ Yellow card - Leon Osman (diving)

Iain Turner only had a couple of things to do in the first half, a couple of long range shots over the bar, and two cross / shots sliding past the far post.

Half time: Everton 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

  • 48’ Scott Brown on Nick Chadwick off
  • 53’ 1-1 Lee Hughes  Corner in from the left, Lee Hughes somehow got his head to the ball, he was surrounded by a posse of Everton players however none of them challenged him for the ball.
  • 63’ Iain Turner again showing why Everton are keen to sign him up for a longer contract; he makes two outstanding close-range saves back to back.
  • 77’ Yellow card – Scott Brown (foul)
  • 78’ Scott Brown takes the left back on, runs at him, make a bit of space shoots at the near side post, the West Brom keeper gets a hand to it.
  • 80’ Everton start to have a few attacks, this time a ball in from the left, Francis Jeffers on the end, his header just goes over the cross bar.

At the end of the game a draw was a fair result.

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Birmingham City 1 - 1 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 10
Wednesday 22 October 2003
Damson Parkway, Solihull

Everton: Wright; B Moogan, Unsworth, Clarke, Gerrard; Nyarko, Alexandersson, Schumacher, Li Tie; Pascucci, A Moogan.
Subs not used: Barry, Turner, Hughes, Wilson. Lynch.  Scorers: Nyarko .
Yellow Cards:
Li Tie (21'), Gerrard (65'), Clarke (75').  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr K A Wolmer  Att: 451

Steve Milne:  With just one striker in the line-up (and he is a young 17-year-old at that) it was always going to be hard to break down the Birmingham defence tonight.  The best bits:

  • 10' Free kick, Li Tie drove the ball in from the right, came to nothing.
  • 12' Alexandersson runs in from midfield, is closed down on the edge of the area, ball falls to Li Tie, he shoots first time, wide of the post.
  • 21' Li Tie - Yellow card - (diving?)
  • 29' & 30' Richard Wright makes a couple of good solid saves in the space of a couple of mins, one at full stretch diving to his right.
  • 31' Another good run from midfield, this time Brian Moogan, gets into position on the edge of the area, shoots, just past the far post.
  • 42' Patrizio Pascucci with the best move of the half, gets to the right of goal, squares the ball right though the heart of the defence, no blue shirt able to get a foot to the ball.

Half time: Birmingham City 0 - 0 Everton

  • 51' Alan Moogan & Li Tie have some good inter-passing in the heart of midfield, Alex Nyarko with the final shot, well wide of the goal.
  • 52' 0 - 1 Luciano Figueroa  The ball crossed in from the left, Morrison the provider, a diving header gave Richard Wright no chance.
  • 55' 1 - 1 Alex Nyarko  25/30 yards out right footed shot, like a missile found the top right corner of the net.
  • 60' another long range effort, Pascucci 35 yards out, well over.
  • 65' Anthony Gerrard - Yellow - (Foul)
  • 71' Nyarko (my man of the match) hits another good ball in this time from the right wing, Steven Schumacher with a header, on target, the keeper saves, the ball falls to Li Tie gets to the ball first, his shot charged down.
  • 73' Li Tie another half chance, shot in the area, again charged down.
  • 75' Peter Clarke - Yellow - (Foul)

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 Everton 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers

Reserves/U-21 Match No 11
Thursday 30 October 2003
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Turner; B Moogan, Wilson, Clarke, Gerrard; Schumacher, Brown, A Moogan; Pascucci, Osman, Barry.
Subs not used: Hughes, Gallagher, Fox, Hopkins, Lynch. Scorers: Osman (pen:36').
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr D Storrie; Att: 411

Steve Milne: The Under 19’s were in action tonight, with Peter Clarke and Leon Osman the only two players with any kind of first team experience.  Just what does Peter Clarke have to do to get a chance in the first team?  Tonight’s action:

  • 2’ 0-1 Matt Jansen  Ball in from the back; Jansen on the left took on the right back beat him, shot across the front of goal into the bottom right hand corner.
  • 4’ Brian Moogan with a snap shot 25 yards out, not far over the bar.
  • 31’ Penalty, Brian Moogan pulls down Watt in the area.
  • 32’ Young Iain Turner saves with his feet from Grabbi who blasts the ball right down the middle low and hard.
  • 34’ penalty, this time Leon Osman is brought down just inside of the area by Johansson.
  • 35’ 1-1 Leon Osman  Right footed hits it with power, top right-hand corner, keeper no chance.
  • 44’ free kick on the right, Alan Moogan hits it into the box, he hits it so well, it goes deep, and hits the bar.

Half time:  Everton 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers

  • 47’ Scott Brown from inside the area shot on target, cleared away on the six-yard line.
  • 54’ Leon Osman does well, out muscles the defender in the box, gets the ball, shoots just wide of the far post from a tight angle
  • 60’ Scott Brown with a great cross field pass to find Pascucci, he hits the ball in to the unmarked path of Leon Osman, his shot hits the base of the far post, the ball falls to Scott Brown, his shot is saved at the near post, and out for a corner.
  • 61’ from the corner Osman with a good solid header goal bound, Yelldell tipped the ball over the bar.
  • 63’ this time Anthony Barry six-yards out ball at feet, loads of time, sky’s the ball well over the bar and out of the ground.
  • 67’ Anthony Gerrard hits a shot low from 25 yards out, keeper does well to get down to the ball, diving to his right.
  • 90’ Alan Moogan puts the ball though to Scott Brown, he looks up beats the defender, shoots from 18 yards out, just past the post.

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 Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 12
Wednesday 4 November 2003
Billingham

Everton: Simonsen; B Moogan, Unsworth, Clarke, Wilson; Gerrard, Osman, Alexandersson (75' Brown); A Moogan, Jeffers, Chadwick. 
Subs not used: Turner, Hughes, Pascucci, Wynne.  Scorers: Chadwick (23'), Osman (84')
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr M Messias  Att: 195

Liverpool Echo: Leon Osman was again Everton Reserves' striking hero, grabbing a late goal to secure all three points in a 2- 1 win at Middlesbrough.  In difficult weather conditions at Billingham Synthonia's ground, the visitors, who included David Unsworth, Franny Jeffers and Nick Chadwick, deserved the points.

Osman went close after 10 minutes and then Chadwick, back in the side after injury, forced Turnbull to save.  The home side threatened on a couple of occasions but Steve Simonsen was alert for the Blues.  Turnbull thought he had thwarted Chadwick on 23 minutes only for Laurence Wilson to put the ball back into the penalty area.  The striker made sure at the second attempt to put the Blues ahead.

Jeffers should have made it two but first his shot went wide and then he saw Taylor clear.  Middlesbrough fought their way back into the game on 63 minutes, Gary Smith steering an unstoppable shot past Simonsen.  After the equaliser the home side threatened the Everton goal on more than one occasion but the Blues made 'Boro pay for their missed chances when Leon Osman fired home near the end.

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 Everton 2 - 2 Aston Villa

Reserves/U-21 Match No 13
Tuesday 18 November 2003
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Turner; Wynne, Wilson, Gerrard, Clarke; Alexandersson, Osman, Li Tie; Chadwick (88' Pascucci), Jeffers, A Moogan.
Subs not used: Gallagher, Hughes, Fox, Barry.  Scorers: Ridgewell (og:10'), Jeffers (16')
Yellow Cards:
Clarke  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr M Hayward; Att: 437

Liverpool Echo: The Reserves came close to ending Aston Villa's unbeaten record, only to be denied by substitute Peter Hynes's equaliser.  Everton were given an early shock by the league leaders when, after just 53 seconds, Luke Moore caused the Blues defence problems with his skill and when the ball eventually fell to Stephen Cooke he volleyed home past Iain Turner.

The Blues were soon level though.  Francis Jeffers hassled Liam Ridgewell and forced the Villa defender to lob his own keeper.  Everton went from strength to strength and were in front on 16 minutes.  Jeffers latched onto Niclas Alexandersson's cross and the Blues striker held off a defender to rifle his shot home.

Villa worked hard to get in the game and might have done so on 33 minutes when Luke Moore's cross just eluded his brother Stefan.  Everton were continuing to cause their own problems and should have increased their lead but Anthony Gerrard's header was straight at Stefan Postma.

The visitors were a real threat after the break and went close with efforts from both the Moore brothers and Steven Foley.  Peter Hynes replaced Jamie Ward on 68 minutes and within two minutes had levelled.  A corner from the left was cleared by Everton but only to Hynes, who blasted his shot past Turner.

Everton responded positively and went close to regaining the lead on 72 minutes when Leon Osman shot just over from inside the box. Francis Jeffers looked odds on to score but Postma was brave to deny the Everton striker with his legs.

Villa might have done better on 84 minutes when Ridgewell come close to making up for his earlier own goal, but dragged his shot wide.

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 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 14
Wednesday 26 November 2003
Wolverhampton

Everton: Simonsen; Wynne, Pistone (46' Wilson), Clarke, Carsley; Gerrard, Gemmill, Alexandersson (64' Brown); Osman, A Moogan, Li Tie.
Subs not used: Turner, Lynch, Brown , Hughes.  Scorers: Osman (24', 29')
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr R Vaughan  Att: 621

Steve Milne:  With the big fella still out, Nick Chadwick on his way to Millwall (on loan) Francis Jeffers with a back strain, all that leaves is Leon Osman up front on his own.  First half:

  • 4' Niclas Alexandersson starts with a shot 15 yards out on target, nice square ball from Leon Osman who was just out side the area.
  • 24' 1-0 Leon Osman Alexandersson this time becomes the provider of the ball to Osman, the pass found Osman just on the edge of the area, he beats his marker lets fly from just inside the area, ball flies into the bottom left hand corner.
  • 27' Steve Simonsen makes a good save, diving to his left at full stretch, palms the ball away.
  • 28' Li Tie brought down in the box, clear penalty.
  • 29' 2-0 Osman hits the ball with power, sends the keeper the wrong way, almost bursts the net.
  • 33' Gazza goes off.
  • 34' 2-1 Dean Sturridge Silas gets the ball on the wing, beats two defenders with ease, with the out side of his foot, hits a ball into the heart of the defence, Sturridge gets to the ball first to nip a goal back.
  • 44' A Moogan from the left hand side of the area hits a shot/cross that just goes past the far post.

Half time:  Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 1 Everton

  • 45' Laurence Wilson on Pistone off
  • 63' Steve Simonsen yet another outstanding save,
  • 64' Scott Brown on Alexandersson off
  • 80' Even with Wolves down to 10 men ( due to all the subs made) could Everton create another goal scoring chance, in a poor second half.

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 Manchester City 3 - 2 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 15
Tuesday 9 December 2003
Platt Fields, Rusholme

Everton: Turner; O’Hanlon, Wilson, Clarke, Nyarko; Osman, Watson, Gemmill ; Campbell (73' A Moogan), Ferguson, Alexandersson.
Subs not used: Symes, A Gerrard, Wynne, Hughes, Pascucci.  Scorers: Gemmill (63'), Ferguson (65')
Yellow Cards:
Gemmill (31')  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr S Bratt  Att: 516

Steve Milne:  Well we have some good news and some bad news.  First, the good news: Christmas is coming and I have asked Santa for a few points over the Christmas fixtures.  Now for the bad news: We lost last night, (although we did score a couple)...

A return to action for Steve Watson, he missed a sitter in the first few seconds of the game, Alexandersson with the cross from the left, Osman with a nice layoff across the box, Alexandersson miss hit his shot and put it wide.

  • 4' Young Turner pulls of a great save, tips the ball over the bar from a long range City shot.
  • 9' Another good solid save from Turner.
  • 14' Leon Osman with a weak shot from the edge of the area, it was on target though.
  • 20' from 18 yards out Alexandersson hits a powerful shot, A city defender gets his body in the way to force a corner.
  • 26' Osman uses his skill in the area, again hits a nice pass to Campbell, he hits it first time on the volley, just over the bar.
  • 30' Kevin Campbell again in the thick of the action, another shot from the edge of the box on target, the city keeper in the right place to stop the shot.
  • 31' Yellow card - Scott Gemmill
  • 32' Kevin Campbell almost gets the first, has a one on one, the City keeper gets his legs to the ball to save the certain goal.
  • 45' another Kevin Campbell half chance, this time a City defender gets the better of him in the six yard area.

Half time: Manchester City 0 - 0 Everton

  • 60' 1-0 Sibierski a well taken goal, a ball split the Everton defence, Sibierski hits the ball with his right foot, low into the bottom left hand corner of the goal.
  • 63' 1-1  Genmmill  Young Laurence Wilson hits a good ball from the left back position, Kevin Campbell lays the ball off, Scott Gemmill from 20 yards out gently Lob's the advancing keeper.
  • 65' 1-2  Ferguson  20 yards out standing over the ball, a free kick right side of the box, hits it hard and low, though the wall, and ends up in the bottom right hand corner.
  • 72' on Alan Moogan off Kevin Campbell
  • 77' Iain Turner goes for the ball as the City player goes for goal, ref decides its a penalty, a bit harsh I thought.
  • 78' 2-2  Shuker  right footed, sends Turner the wrong way.
  • 82' 3-2  Negouai on the near side O'Hanlon gets loses out to to a battle for the ball, Shuker gets into the box and shoots, Turner saves, the ball falls to Negouai on the edge of the area, he drills in low to the bottom left of the goal.
  • 91' a corner well taken, right into the heart of the box, Ferguson out jumps the defence, somhow the City keeper clears the ball off the line.

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 Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool

Reserves/U-21 Match No 16
Tuesday 13 January 2004
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Simonsen; Wynne, Pistone, Clarke, O'Hanlon; Gemmill, Alexandersson, Schumacher (59' A Moogan (80' M Symes)); Osman, Li Tie, McFadden.
Subs not used: Turner, A Gerrard, B Moogan  Scorers: None
Yellow Cards:
Clarke (55')  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr M Matador  Att: 3,729

Steve Milne:  After the mid-season break, we are back in action tonight, and a visit from the dark side brings in a full house, well the one main stand was full, and a couple of hundred in the standing areas.  So to the best bits:

  • 10’ Pongolle finds the ball at his feet after a slip by Peter Clarke, runs from the halfway line, one on one with the keeper, Steve Simonsen does well keep the scores level.
  • 13’ James McFadden from the left has a cross/shot on target; the Liverpool keeper palms the ball away.
  • 26’ another Everton attack, a cross in from the right, Pistone, on the six-yard line just couldn’t get the ball under control to get a shot on target.
  • 30’ from 25/30 yards out Pistone hits a free kick well over the bar, and out of the ground.
  • 35’ Pongolle gets a yellow card for a little bit of bother with Peter Clarke, should have been a red.

Half Time:  Everton 0 - 0 Liverpool

  • 64’ McFadden with a good run deep from midfield, gets into the box, shoots on target, Luzi gets his body in the way.
  • 70’ 0-1 John Welsh Against the run of play we go a goal behind, Welsh from 30 yards out hits ball, it fly’s over a helpless Simonsen
  • 75’ a corner in from the left, Osman heads just past the far post
  • 80' Substitute Alan Moogan did his ankle in [and would be out for the rest of the season]; his brother/cousin Brian came on in his place. 
  • 90’ 0-2 Le Tallec From the edge of the area right side, back to goal, held off the Everton defenders, turned and shot, again Simonsen had no chance

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 Manchester United 1 - 2 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 17
Thursday 22 January 2004
Moss Lane, Manchester

Everton: Turner; B Moogan, Fox, Clarke, Weir (35' Wilson); Gemmill, Watson, Nyarko (72' Schumacher), Osman; Li Tie (81' Brown), Alexandersson,
Subs not used: Symes, Pascucci.  Scorers: Watson (55'), Alexandersson (66')
Yellow Cards:
Gemmill (68’)  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr A Green  Att: 823

Steve Milne:  With eight Everton players who have had first team experience, and a few of them on the comeback trail, David Weir and Steve Watson were looking to Sunday if they get through tonight’s game.  The best bits;

  • 23’ 1-0 Kenny Cooper  We went a goal down against the run of play, Cooper with his back to goal on the edge of the area, right side of the D, turned and shot right footed, drilling the ball into the bottom left of young Ian Turner's goal.
  • 28’ Steve Watson with a free kick 25 yards out, hits it over the wall, and over the bar.
  • 34’ David Weir goes off on a stretcher, his right leg strapped up.
  • 45’ ball in from the left, Steve Watson tries to do a bicycle kick, misses it, ball is cleared.

Half time: Manchester United 1 - 0 Everton

  • 53’ 1-1  Steve Watson  A good start to the second half, Alexandersson with a pinpoint cross, Steve Watson on the penalty spot, unmarked he heads the ball over the United keeper.
  • 57’ Li Tie has a shot from the edge of the area, denied by a defender who gets a boot to the ball, puts it out for a corner.
  • 61’ Scott Gemmill knocks a free kick in to the box from a free kick, Nyarko with a free header, puts it wide of the right hand post.
  • 66’ 1-2  Alexandersson  Steve Watson hits a ball in from midfield, Alexandersson controls it first time, beats his marker, hits the ball across the goal into the bottom left hand corner.

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 Newcastle United 0 - 0 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 18
Monday 26 January 2004
Newcastle

Everton: Simonsen; Wynne, Fox, Gerrard, Clarke; Schumacher, Brown, Wilson (46' B Moogan); Symes, Pascucci (59' Lynch), Barry.
Subs not used: Hughes, Turner, Boyle.  Scorers: None
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: Ref: Mr J Moss  Att: 428

Sorry, no report from Steve Milne

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 West Bromwich Albion 1 - 0 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 19
Monday 16 February 2004
Aggborough

Everton: Simonsen; Wynne, Fox, Hughes, A Gerrard; Gemmill, Watson, Barry; Chadwick, Symes (64' Pascucci), Wilson.
Subs not used: Lake, Lynch, B Moogan, Potter.  Scorers: None
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: Ref: Mr M E Murphy  Att: #

Sorry, no report from Steve Milne...

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 Blackburn Rovers 1 - 0 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 20
Wednesday 10 March 2004
Morecombe

Everton: Wright; B Moogan, Fox, Nyarko (80' Brown), Carsley; Weir, Gemmill, A Gerrard; Chadwick, Jeffers, McFadden.
Subs not used: Gallagher, Wilson, Hughes, Symes.  Scorers: None
Yellow Cards:
McFadden.  Red Cards: Weir (83').  Ref: Mr C Harwood  Att: 409

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 Everton 1 - 1 Leeds United

Reserves/U-21 Match No 21
Tuesday 16 March 2004
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: R Wright; S Wright, Fox, Carsley (46' Harris), Weir; Hopkins (89' Pascucci), Wilson, A Gerrard; Chadwick, Symes, McFadden (69' Boyle).
Subs not used: Lake, Hughes.  Scorers: Symes (3')
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr A R Hendley  Att: 370

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 Everton 0 - 0 Middlesbrough

Reserves/U-21 Match No 22
Wednesday 24 March 2004
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: R Wright; Wynne, Fox, Hughes, A Gerrard; B Moogan, Seargeant, Booth; Lynch (77' Hopkins), Pascucci, Wilson
Subs not used: Lake, Harris, Potter, S Wright.  Scorers: None
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr R Lewis  Att: 327

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 Leeds United 0 - 0 Everton

Reserves/U-21 Match No 23
Wednesday 7 April 2004
Belle Vue, Wakefield

Everton: Simonsen; Wynne, Fox, Hughes, A Gerrard; Schumacher, Fowler, Wilson; Pascucci, Hopkins, Boyle.
Subs not used: Lake, Potter, S Wright, Flood, Jones.  Scorers: None
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr S C Pickavance  Att: 855

Steve Milne: As the season begins to wind down, the reserves in mid-table, the young guns are out tonight, with just one player with first team experience; we may have a game on our hands tonight.  The best bits:

  • First half was poor, neither side able to produce and kind of chances, the only note in the book was 37’ Leeds Chris Jones tried to lob Simonsen from the edge of area, Simo pushed the ball over the bar with a outstretched arm.

Second half: Much better; we had the better chances, with Andrew Fowler doing all the damage.

  • 58’ Cross in from Fowler on the right, Pascucci in the six yard box with just the keeper to beat, Scott Carson used his body well to make the save.
  • 62’ from 20 yards out Andrew Fowler shoots at the keeper, who made an easy save.
  • 68’ again Fowler just puts the ball over the bar this time with a header from six yards out, deep cross in from the right, Pascucci latched on to a mistake from the Leeds keeper, he found Fowler in space unmarked but unable to finish.
  • 84’ the best chance of the game, from 18 yards out, again Fowler, involved in the play, his shot hits the outside of the post.

At the end a fair 0-0 result.

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 Everton 1 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

Reserves/U-21 Match No 24
Wednesday 14 April 2004
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Simonsen; Potter, Fox, Clarke, Weir (60' A Gerrard); Schumacher, Brown, B Moogan; Pascucci, Lynch, Booth.
Subs not used: Lake, Flood, Jones, Martland.  Scorers: Pascucci (3')
Yellow Cards:
Schumacher   Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr M Matadar  Att: 306

Steve Milne: Another great evening for football, Andy Holden fielding a youngish side, just Steve Simonsen, Peter Clarke, David Weir with any senior service.

  • 3’ 1-0 Pascucci Ball from the left back position hit long almost the full length of the pitch, Patrizio Pascucci takes the ball first time, beats the defender, hits a cross shot left to right, ball sneaks into the bottom right hand corner of the Bolton goal.
  • 16’ Gavin Lynch from 6 yards out has a diving header, cross in from the right, Bolton’s keeper does well to stop a certain goal.
  • 20’ Yellow card - Steven Schumacher
  • 40’ Daniel Fox with a free kick on the right side of the area 20 yards out, well taken right footed shot over, dips over the wall on target and low, forcing Bolton’s Donavan Ricketts to dive full stretch to his left.

Half Time: Everton 1 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

  • 58’ Bolton’s Charlie Comyn-Platt sent off for a second bookable offence.
  • 59’ On Anthony Gerrard – Off David Weir
  • 65’ Steve Simonsen called into action, long range free kick, Javi Moreno from 30 yards, Simonsen at full stretch diving to his left, pushes the ball on to the post and out for a corner.

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 Everton 1 - 0 Birmingham City

Reserves/U-21 Match No 25
Tuesday 20 April 2004
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: R Wright; Wynne, Fox, Hughes, S Wright; Schumacher, Fowler (68' Harris), B Moogan; Vaughan, Pascucci (74' Anichebe), Booth.
Subs not used: Lake, Hopkins, Wilson.  Scorers: Fox (44')
Yellow Cards:
Schumacher   Red Cards: —  Ref: —  Att: #

Steve Milne: Yet another very young line up tonight, and not many in the crowd either, still the TV game may have something to do with that, rather than who is on the pitch.

  • 45’ 1-0 Daniel Fox From 20 yards out just to the right of the D, while Birmingham still trying to organise the wall, a quick free kick round the wall and into the bottom left corner of the goal.

The only real attack of the first half, in fact the only note I made in the book.

Half time: Everton 1 -  0 Birmingham City

  • 50’ cross in from the left, young James Vaughn in the box unmarked with more time than he thought, just could not direct his header down and at goal.
  • 61’ Richard Wright with a block shot, saw the ball late, shot from the edge of the area though a pile of players.

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 Everton 0 - 2 Sunderland

Reserves/U-21 Match No 26
Tuesday 27 April 2004
Haig Avenue, Southport

Everton: Turner; Potter, Fox, Clarke, A Gerrard; Schumacher, Wynne (74' Harris), B Moogan; Vaughan, Pascucci (77' Hughes), Booth.
Subs not used: Lake, S Wright, Fowler.  Scorers: None
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: Ref: —  Att: 231

  • 33’ Brian Moogan runs at the heart of the Sunderland defence, has time and space, looks up hits a 25/30 yard shot, Alnwick gets a hand on the shot diving at full stretch to his right.

Half Time 0-0

  • 46’ little run from midfield Patizio Pascucci, shoots left footed, goes well wide.
  • 57’ half a chance in the box, the ball falls to Peter Clarke, tries to back heal it to a couple of waiting Everton players, the ball falls in the hands of the Sunderland keeper who was flat on the floor at the time.
  • 64’ corner from Robert Booth, Daniel Fox on the penalty spot with a free header, puts it over the bar.
  • 65’ Brian Moogan 25 yards out, right footed shot, again the Sunderland keeper at full stretch diving to his right gets his hand to the ball.
  • 72’ James Potter gives away a penalty.
  • 73’ 0-1 Ben Clark Hits the penalty low and into the bottom left hand corner.
  • 87’ 0-2 Ian Graham Cross in from the left, Graham nipped in front of the defender to head home with power the second goal of the game.

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 LIVERPOOL SENIOR CUP, 2002-03 & 2003-04

 Southport 1 - 2 Everton

Liverpool Senior Cup Quarter-Final 2002-03
Monday 4 August 2003
Haig Avenue, Southport 

Everton: Turner; O'Hanlon, B Moogan, A Gerrard, Clarke; Schumacher (46' A Moogan), Li Tie, Alexandersson, McLeod; Chadwick (46' Pascucci), Ferguson. 
Subs not used: Barry.  Scorers: Ferguson, Chadwick
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr J Tatton   Att: #

Steve Milne:  This game has carried over from last season.  Normally these ties are in the middle of winter, and it makes a nice change to watch the game in the warmth.  So, with a fairly strong line-up, here are the best bits:

  • Within 10 mins, young Turner has made two outstanding saves.
  • 33'  First real attempt at goal (apart from a free kick just outside the box, and a corner); Alexandersson from inside the box, right side of the area, a weak shot.
  • 40'  0-1  Ferguson.  At last something to write, cross in from the left over the top, Alexandersson put the ball back in to the six-yard area, Dunc on hand to roll the ball over the line.
  • 45'  0-2  Chadwick.  B Moogan with the ball from midfield, Chadwick raced on, out paced the last man, looked up then picked his spot, good goal.

Half time: Southport 0 - 2 Everton

  • 45' off Schumacher, Chadwick, on A Moogan, Pascucci (Italian trialist)
  • 63'  B Moogan, sort of a shot 30 yards out, drifted well wide of the post.
  • 69'  Another great save from the Everton keeper took the ball well first time, from a hard long-range shot.
  • 75'  2-1 Johnson.  Goal of the game, from 25 yards out right foot shot into the bottom right hand corner, Turner had no chance.
  • 76' Alexandersson, 16 yards out, hits a ball goal bound; Dickinson pushes the ball over the bar with two hands.
  • 77' Li Tie looking to get on the score sheet, half hits a ball in side the area, on target but easy to deal with for the Southport defenders.

Full time.  Marine in the semi final next month...

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 Marine 0 - 2 Everton

Liverpool Senior Cup Semi-Final 2002-03
Thursday 2 October 2003
Rossett Park

Everton: from: Gallagher, Lake, B Moogan, Wilson, A Gerrard, Hughes, A Moogan, Brown, Schumacher, Hopkins, Barry, Wynne, Fox, Garside, Seargeant, S Wright.  Symes
Subs not used:Scorers: Hopkins (35'), Symes (70').
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: Ref: —  Att: 230

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 Tranmere Rovers 1 - 2 Everton

Liverpool Senior Cup Final 2002-03 &
Liverpool Senior Cup Quarter-Final 2003-04
Tuesday 16 December 2003
Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Everton: Gallagher; Wynne, Fox, A Gerrard, O'Hanlon; Gemmill, Brown, Schumacher; Symes, Wilson (56' Lynch), A Moogan.
Subs not used: Barry, Potter, Hughes. Scorers: Lynch, Gemmill
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: Ref: —  Att: #

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 Southport 0 - 1 Everton

Liverpool Senior Cup Semi-Final 2003-04
Tuesday 30 March 2004
Haig Avenue, Southport 

Everton: Lake; Wright, Fox, Hughes, A Gerrard; B Moogan {c}, Wynne, Harris; Pascucci (88' Potter), O'Donnell (88' Vaughan), Seargeant.
Subs not used: Fowler, Anichebe, Kearney.  Scorers: B Moogan
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr G Cain   Att: 574

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Everton 1- 1 Liverpool  (aet: Everton lost 8-9 on Penalties)

Liverpool Senior Cup Final 2003-04
Friday 14 May 2004
Goodison Park, Liverpool

Everton: Lake; Wynne, Boyle, Wright, Hughes; Fox, Seargeant (80' Kissock), A Gerrard; Hopkins, Anichebe (45' Irving), Phelan (77? Vaughan?).
Subs not used:Scorers: Anichebe
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: ??   Att:

The match was played as an Academy Under-18 fixture in preparation for the 2004-05 season when the FA Premier Youth Academy format changes.  There will be no more Under-17 or Under-19 teams — just one Academy Under-18 team playing in a competitive league.  With the new format, three over-age Under-19 players are allowed in the team, plus the goalkeeper.

The game centred around the final 20 minutes of the first half.  After a bright start by Everton, Liverpool came close to scoring with a free header from seven yards out that went wide.  Everton then began to take command.  After 25 minutes Paul Hopkins forced a good save with a low drive.  From the following corner, Everton deservedly took the lead when 15-year-old Victor Anichebe climbed highest to head the ball into the bottom corner of the Liverpool net.

Four minutes later Liverpool missed a penalty, given away by Patrick Boyle's handball.  Despite sending Sean Lake the wrong way from the spot, Liverpool's Mannix hit the post.  It was almost 2-0 for Everton on 36 minutes when a miscued clearance struck the head of Anichebe but this time his effort landed inches wide with the Liverpool goalie stranded. 

Liverpool equalised after they had missed yet another penalty three minutes before the break.  Kelly was brought down by Mark Hughes.  Mannix missed for the second time when Lake saved well but he put away the rebound to make it 1-1.

Both sides had great chances to win the game in the second half.  Everton went close when substitute James Vaughan headed wide then Liverpool did the same, glancing a header just wide from close range.

Liverpool had a real chance to win it 10 minutes from time but they were quickly closed down by an excellent last ditch challenge from Mark Hughes.  A minute later, Paul Hopkins went so close with a brilliant overhead scissor kick effort that landed just wide of Willis' right hand post.  Liverpool looked likely to win with four minutes remaining their effort was superbly saved by Lake.

Two minutes later a mistake almost proved costly for Liverpool but Vaughan's stinging drive was saved after a delightful backheel from Hopkins.  Then Liverpool missed a great chance their striker blazing over the bar from close range when he really should have at least hit the target.

Following a 1-1 draw after normal time, extra-time followed but the match was ultimately decided on penalties.  In the previous two rounds of the competition Liverpool won both times on penalties.  Hopkins missed one early on by Sean Lake guessed right to make two fine saves that kept Everton in it.  But Liverpool eventually won when their keeper Paul Willis saved the ninth? Everton penalty and then scored the winner himself to give Liverpool the Liverpool Senior Cup. 

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website << No report found


 RESERVES – APPEARANCES, 2003-04

  

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Player Apps (Sub) Goals
Brian Moogan
16 (3)
1
Peter Clarke
16 (0)
0
Anthony Gerrard
15 (1)
0
Stephen Schumacher
13 (3)
0
Leon Osman
12 (0)
8
Alan Moogan
12 (3)
2
Iain Turner
12 (0)
0
Lawrence Wilson
12 (2)
0
Nick Chadwick
11 (0)
8
Niclas Alexandersson
11 (0)
1
Patrizio Pascucci
10 (4)
2
Daniel Fox
10 (0)
1
Li Tie
10 (0)
0
Alex Nyarko
9 (0)
2
Stephen Wynne
9 (0)
0
David Weir
8 (0)
0
Steve Simonsen
8 (0)
0
Sean O'Hanlon
7 (0)
0
Scot Gemmill
6 (0)
1
Lee Carsley
6 (0)
0
Mark Hughes
6 (2)
0
Francis Jeffers
5 (0)
1
Richard Wright
5 (0)
0
Kevin Campbell
4 (0)
2
Jamie McFadden
4 (0)
0
Stephen Booth
4 (0)
0
Anthony Barry
4 (2)
0
Steve Watson
3 (0)
1
Michael Symes
3 (2)
1
Alessandro Pistone
3 (0)
0
David Unsworth
3 (0)
0
Scott Brown
3 (5)
0
James Potter
3 (0)
0
Duncan Ferguson
2 (0)
3
Tony Hibbert
2 (0)
0
Paul Gerrard
2 (0)
0
Sean Wright
2 (0)
0
Paul Hopkins
2 (2)
0
Gavin Lynch
2 (1)
0
Craig Garside
2 (0)
0
Anthony Fowler
2 (0)
0
James Vaughan
2 (0)
0
Wayne Rooney
1 (0)
2
Tobias Linderoth
1 (0)
0
Kevin McLeod
1 (0)
0
Patrick Boyle
1 (1)
0
Christian Seargeant
1 (0)
0
James Harris
0 (3)
0
Victor Anichebe
0 (1)
0
 

Reserves players leaving Everton at the end of the season included:

  • Scott Brown
  • Michael Symes
  • Craig Garside
  • Brian Moogan
  • Steven Schumacher

 PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES, 2003

 Leigh RMI 1 - 1 Everton 

Reserves Pre-Season Friendly #1
Saturday 26 July 2003
Hilton Park, Leigh 

Everton:  Turner; Potter, B Moogan, O'Hanlon, A Gerrard; Schumacher, Osman, A Moogan (75' Brown); Chadwick, Pascucci, McLeod.
Subs not used: Lake, Flood, Barry, Fox  Scorers: Osman (32')
Yellow Cards:
—  Red Cards: —  Ref: Mr I Nolan  Att: #

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Rhyl 0 - 1 Everton

Reserves Pre-Season Friendly #2
Wednesday 30 July 2003
Venue 

Everton: Turner; Potter, B Moogan, Perrinelle (46' Domboro), O'Hanlon (c); Schumacher, Brown, A Moogan; Garside, Pascucci, Barry.
Subs not used: A Gerrard, Gallagher, Flood, Booth, Jones.  Scorers: Pascucci (79')
Yellow Cards:
Red Cards: Ref: Att: 534

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 Total Network Solutions 1 - 3 Everton

Reserves Pre-Season Friendly #3
Friday 8 August 2003
Treflan, Llansantffraid

Everton: Wright; O'Hanlon, B Moogan, Clarke, A Gerrard; Carsley, Osman, Li Tie; Chadwick (67' Garside), Pascucci, McLeod.
Subs not used: Schumacher, Brown, Turner, Barry, Potter.  Scorers: Aggrey (og:41'), Chadwick (63'), Osman (71') 
Yellow Cards:
Red Cards: Ref: Att: 559

BBC: Everton goalkeeper Richard Wright could be fit for the start of the season after coming through a friendly.  The England international, who underwent knee surgery at the end of last season, hurt his shoulder after falling off a ladder at home and missed virtually all of pre-season training.  But the 25-year-old looked in good shape as a strong Everton XI cruised to victory over League of Wales side Total Network Solutions in the little village of Llansantffraid, just outside Oswestry.

Wright pulled off a couple of good early saves in the Toffees' 3-1 win although he could do little to prevent TNS taking the lead seven minutes before half-time through Jamie Wood's close-range effort.  Jimmy Aggrey then steered the ball past his own keeper to pull Everton back on level terms a minute before the break.  Nick Chadwick added another in the 63rd minute and the impressive Leon Osman rounded off the scoring in the 71st minute to secure a comfortable win.

Match Reports:    Official Website    icLiverpool Website 


 

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