Everton Under-23s celebrate winning the Liverpool Senior Cup at Prescot Cables.
Everton U23s are playing Dundalk at Oriel Park this evening.
It was the penultimate step in David Unsworth's pre-season preparations for his Academy charges, who won the Liverpool Senior Cup in their previous outing.
After some early attacks by Dundalk were fended off, Antony Evans came close to scoring with a good effort that hit the side netting. On 15 minutes, Callum Dyson coolly slotted the ball beneath the keeper to give Everton the lead.
Dundalk continued to attack undaunted and it was only some fine saves by Louis Gray in the Everton goal that kept them out. But he was finally beaten on 22 mins when Ciaran O'Connor equalized.
Things rapidly went south for the Blues after the break, with Dundalk scoring goals through Carlton Carlton Ubaezuono and O'Connor. But Everton pulled one back before the hour mark through Nathan Broadhead.
There were more chances for both sides but the scoreline remained unchanged.
Everton U23s: Gray, Charlsey, Feeney, Yarney, (46' Foulds), Yates, Broadhead, Holland, Walsh (45 Ledson), Henen, Dyson, Evans.
Subs not Used: Hunt
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1 Posted 08/08/2016 at 20:43:51
2 Posted 08/08/2016 at 21:24:21
3 Posted 08/08/2016 at 22:09:10
I reckon we are in a pretty parlous state if we cannot beat sides like Dundalk. We used to field seven teams years ago and EFC 3rd team would beat teams like Rochdale, Southport and the like.
For all the money in football we still seem to be bringing through a lot of mediocre players. I played against EFC 'A', Liverpool 'A' and Man Utd 'A' during my under 21 days and they were virtually all full-time pros whilst we were part-timers. We never beat them!!
4 Posted 08/08/2016 at 22:41:33
5 Posted 08/08/2016 at 23:34:11
1) Everton — Football League, Division One
2) Everton Reserves — Central League
3) Everton 'A' — Lancashire League, Division One
4) Everton 'B' — Lancashire League, Division Two
Who were the other three?
6 Posted 08/08/2016 at 23:48:29
7 Posted 08/08/2016 at 23:52:13
We missed a trick there... could have Big Rom playing against them. He would have been made up!
8 Posted 08/08/2016 at 23:58:19
9 Posted 09/08/2016 at 01:40:42
10 Posted 09/08/2016 at 08:51:40
11 Posted 09/08/2016 at 09:14:09
12 Posted 09/08/2016 at 10:33:57
They certainly didn't have their first choice striker McMillan who has five goals in four CL matches, their captain O'Donell or their first choice keeper.
Conor, maybe you could confirm. Here's the line-up:
Dundalk FC: Gabriel Sava; Anton Reilly (James Rice 90), Eric Whelan, Trialist, Shane Grimes; Darren Meenan (Cormac Boyle 46), Jake OConnor (Deane Watters 89), George Poynton, Ciaran OConnor; Ciaran Kilduff (Carlton Ubaezuono 46), Michael OConnor (Garreth Craven 87).
14 Posted 09/08/2016 at 11:53:31
15 Posted 09/08/2016 at 12:44:04
16 Posted 09/08/2016 at 18:37:22
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