Fraser Hornby gave David Unsworth's men the lead when he converted a penalty shortly before half time and Morgan Feeney doubled the lead three minutes after the break with a close-range finish.
Tranmere pushed to find a way back into the contest as the second period wore on and they hit the post after Shane Lavery had gone close to putting the tie almost beyond doubt.
Everton also hit the woodwork in the closing stages and held out for a 2-0 win.
Everton U-18s: Pierce, Moore, Harrington, Baningime, Lees, Feeney, Bramall (79' Denny), Kiersey, Hornby, Evans, Lavery.
Subs not used: Hilton, Collins, Ball, Mampala.
Quotes sourced from EvertonFC.com
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1 Posted 08/12/2016 at 04:45:36
2 Posted 08/12/2016 at 22:49:21
Everton continually looked for the long through ball for the strikers to run onto and it was one such pass that was nipped past the Tranmere keeper by Hornby who was fouled in the process. Hornby converted the spot kick with a fan's favourite – blasted head height into the net.
Morgan Feeney was brilliant, snuffing out attacks with the minimum of fuss and always being in the right place.
3 Posted 09/12/2016 at 09:04:19
4 Posted 09/12/2016 at 10:10:04
Thanks for the info, John.
5 Posted 09/12/2016 at 11:07:11
He switched wings and that worked a bit better but Shane Lavery continued to produce more danger from the wing than Bramall. Natural wingers play on the edge and so they need a lot of patience and support when they have an off-day.
6 Posted 09/12/2016 at 16:29:12
How did Baningime play? He should be standing out, he's in the last year at U18s, he looks very useful.
7 Posted 09/12/2016 at 19:58:32
8 Posted 09/12/2016 at 20:08:09
Sounds a lot better than Hornby 0-0.
9 Posted 10/12/2016 at 04:49:31
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