Young Blues through to Liverpool Senior Cup Final

28 July  9 Comments  [Jump to last]

Skelmersdale Utd 0 - 4 Everton U23s

Everton U21s/U23s had no difficulty in progressing to the Liverpool Senior Cup Final after defeating Skelmersdale United on Thursday.

The Blues took a while to exert control over the game but that came in the space of a few minutes before half-time, when goals were scored by Luke Garbutt and Antony Evans.

It had been a game of half-chances for ... before Garbutt latched on to Charsley's through-ball and watched as his cross was turned in for an own goal on 41 mins.

Just 3 minutes later the Blues went further ahead with a brilliant goal from Antony Evans, who picked up the ball on halfway, raced past his marker and slotted home in style.

For the second half -David Henen and Bassala Sambou replaced Calum Dyson and Harry Charsley. And it was Sambou who scored the third with 20 minutes left, some minutes after Courtney Duffus replaced Conor McAleny,

Russell Griffiths in the Everton goal did well to keep out a powerful header from a corner before the end.

And a few minutes later, Luke Garbutt's 20-yard free-kick deflected off the wall and crept into the corner of the net to make it a resounding 4-0 win for the Blues, and a place in the Liverpool Senior Cup Final.

Everton U23s: Griffiths, Jones (c), Garbutt, Baningime, Feeney, Foulds, Charsley (46' Sambou), Ledson, Dyson (46'Henen), Evans, McAleny (64' C Duffus).
Subs not Used: Gray, Robinson.

 

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Anthony Dwyer
1 Posted 28/07/2016 at 22:03:16
Hopefully Garbutt is playing at a much higher standard to the opposition, this is a major season that is coming up for him, almost make or break.
Phill Thompson
2 Posted 28/07/2016 at 22:25:48
Garbutt scored from a free kick near the end to make the score 4-0 to us.
Sam Hoare
3 Posted 28/07/2016 at 22:29:24
Garbutt and McAleny will surely be sold if not in Koeman's squad for Germany. They have been around too long to be content with playing for the U21s.
Anthony Dwyer
4 Posted 29/07/2016 at 01:27:15
Your possibly right Sam, I can't help but feel Garbutt has ability though.

His set piece delivery's are on the money all the time, he's quick and strong enough, and his crossing from open play is excellent.

It was another wasted season last year, partly down to himself demanding a loan move, but also down to Martinez for not convincing the kid he had game time coming his way.

Galloway is a talented kid, but Garbutt was the next player in had he been at us, and surely Martinez should have waited to see how Baines got on after a long term injury.

Also IMO Oviedo should have been sold, he's much older and is far from special.

Garbutt could have played 25-30 games last season had Oviedo been gone.

Garbutt would have done a decent job left mid, learning his trade with Baines behind him, or helping Galloway out.

If he had played the first half of the season instead of Galloway, then pushed into left mid later on in the season, he would have been banging on the first team door now.

McAleny is one who's chance has probably gone, just not at premiership level I don't think.

William Cartwright
5 Posted 29/07/2016 at 04:38:23
McAleney was the business in last years pre-season. He scored some cracking goals when on loan at Wigan. I feel he has been hard done by to not be getting a look-in at present.

If he is definitely not going to make the break-through with us then in his own interests he should move on, and best of luck to him. Perhaps there may be something behind the scenes, not necessarily sinister, which is holding him back which from the outside we don't pick up on.

Garbutt is a bit different. He was always a big potential player, still maybe, with his focus as Leighton's replacement or left sided partner in crime. Last seasons loan was a bit of a backward step to say the least, with injuries and poor form etc. But it was a loan he pushed for, and strangely I thought Roberto dealt with that situation well as Luke was definitely knocking on the first team door. Bad seasons happen. It can build character or send players down a different path. I always thought Luke showed class both as a confident player and with his sweet left peg. Hope he does well with or without Everton.

COYB - NSNO


William Cartwright
6 Posted 29/07/2016 at 04:38:23
McAleney was the business in last years pre-season. He scored some cracking goals when on loan at Wigan. I feel he has been hard done by to not be getting a look-in at present.

If he is definitely not going to make the break-through with us then in his own interests he should move on, and best of luck to him. Perhaps there may be something behind the scenes, not necessarily sinister, which is holding him back which from the outside we don't pick up on.

Garbutt is a bit different. He was always a big potential player, still maybe, with his focus as Leighton's replacement or left sided partner in crime. Last seasons loan was a bit of a backward step to say the least, with injuries and poor form etc. But it was a loan he pushed for, and strangely I thought Roberto dealt with that situation well as Luke was definitely knocking on the first team door. Bad seasons happen. It can build character or send players down a different path. I always thought Luke showed class both as a confident player and with his sweet left peg. Hope he does well with or without Everton.

COYB - NSNO


Peter Mills
7 Posted 29/07/2016 at 11:35:33
It's a beautiful trophy, I believe we have won it more times than anyone else, and it looks like David Unsworth is trying to get the young lads into the habit of picking up silverware. I don't care what level it is, I want to see players in Everton shirts winning cups.
Sam Hoare
8 Posted 29/07/2016 at 11:45:49
Anthony@4, yes I can see Garbutt being a Premier League left back in the future but he must have done something wrong if he was unable at times to get into a very mediocre Fulham team last season. His set pieces and delivery are undoubtedly high class but perhaps his defending is not quite up to scratch.

He may be one of those players not quite strong enough to be a left back but not quite skillful enough to to be a left midfielder. An ideal left wingback perhaps for a team that plays them... though does he have the engine?

I hope the club can find him another loan move that goes better than last season but it seems he won't get much game time here with Baines, Oviedo and Galloway all ahead of him.

Dave Abrahams
9 Posted 29/07/2016 at 18:15:54
Peter (#7) yes, indeed it is a marvellous trophy. I remember seeing it in the early fifties when Everton beat Tranmere 4-1 to win the cup. it was presented to the Everton captain in the main stand.

The real reason for the presentation was Ted Sagar, the Everton goalkeeper, was presented at the same time with a cheque for long service to the club.

I had seen the FA cup a season or so before when Wolves won the cup on the Saturday versus Leicester. On the Wednesday night after, they played Everton at Goodison and the FA Cup was paraded around the ground at half-time; there was no comparison between the two trophies.

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