Lineups, scores and brief match details for Everton Academy Under-18s side from Finch Farm.
|·Results & Fixtures||A record of Everton's Under-18 matches during the season|
|·League Setup||An explanation of the new 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: Kevin Sheedy|
Everton Under-18s play the majority of their matches at Finch Farm. A new mini-stadium at the club's Halewood training complex is intended to improve the facilities by 2017.
|U18 Premier League ― North Group||All KOs are UK time|
|Sat 13 Aug||Newcastle United (A)||0 - 1||Little Benton|
|Sat 20 Aug||Manchester City (H)||1 - 3||Hornby||Finch Farm|
|Sat 27 Aug||Manchester United (H)||1 - 5||Mampala||Finch Farm|
|Sat 10 Sep||Wolverhampton W (A)||3 - 3||Lavery 2 (1 pen), Morris||Compton|
|Sat 17 Sep||Derby County (H)||6 - 1||Lavery 2, Mampala, Evans, Lees 2||Finch Farm|
|Sat 24 Sep||Liverpool (A)||4 - 1||Evans 2, Bramall 2||Kirkby|
|Sat 1 Oct||Sunderland (H)||4 - 4||Lavery 2 (1 pen), Hornby 2||Finch Farm|
|Sat 15 Oct||Stoke City (A)||5 - 2||Hornby 4, Lavery||Clayton Wood|
|Sat 22 Oct||Middlesbrough (H)||1 - 0||Kiersey||Finch Farm|
|Sat 29 Oct||Blackburn Rovers (A)||0 - 0||Brockhall Village|
|Sat 5 Nov||West Bromwich A (H)||1 - 1||Hornby||Finch Farm|
|Sat 12 Nov||Sunderland (A)||2 - 0||Kiersey, Bramall||Academy of Light|
|Sat 19 Nov||Manchester City (A)||4 - 4||Latibeaudiere (og), Hornby 2, Kiersey||City Football Academy|
|Sat 3 Dec||Derby County (A)||2 - 0||Lavery, Bramall||Moor Farm|
|Fri 16 Dec||Stoke City (H)||2 - 0||Evans 2||Finch Farm|
|Sat 14 Jan||Liverpool (H)||1 - 2||Hornby (pen)||Finch Farm|
|Sat 21 Jan||Manchester United (A)||1 - 1||Charsley||Carrington|
|Sat 28 Jan||Middlesbrough (A)||3 - 2||Scully, Hornby, Adedoyin||Rockliffe Park|
|Sat 11 Feb||Blackburn Rovers (H)||0 - 2||Finch Farm|
|Sat 18 Feb||West Bromwich A (A)||3 - 1||Bramall, Harrington, Adedoyin||WBA Training Group|
|Sat 25 Feb||Newcastle United (H)||2 - 0||Denny, Virtanen||Finch Farm|
|Sat 4 Mar||Wolverhampton W (H)||3 - 2||Scully, Adedoyin, Bramall||Finch Farm|
|U18 Premier League ― 2nd Tier Group||All KOs are UK time|
|Sat 11 Mar||Middlesbrough (H)||2 - 1||Kiersey, Bramall||Finch Farm|
|Sat 18 Mar||Derby County (A)||11:00||Moor Farm|
|Sat 1 Apr||Aston Villa (A)||11:00||Bodymoor Heath|
|Sat 8 Apr||Fulham (H)||11:00||Finch Farm|
|Sat 22 Apr||Tottenham Hotspur (H)||11:00||Finch Farm|
|Sat 29 Apr||Stoke City (A)||11:00||Clayton Wood|
|Say 13 May||Norwich City (H)||11:00||Finch Farm|
|10||West Bromwhich Albion||22||4||6||12||29||42||-13||18|
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 league set-up has been modified as follows for the 2016-17 season:
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 12 clubs in the North Group of the 2016-17 U18 Premier League are:
Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Stoke City, West Bromwhich Albion & Wolverhampton Wanderers
The 12 clubs in the South Group of the 2016-17 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.
The section below contains team details, scorers, and brief match reports for Everton Under-18 matches during the 2016-17 Season.
U18 Premier League North, Game #1
Saturday 13 August 2016
Everton's Under-18s kicked off their 2016-17 campaign with a defeat when they lost 1-0 at Newcastle.
Kevin Sheedy's side were eventually beaten by an 80th-minute strike after a tight encounter with few chances for either side.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Ouzounidis, Lees, Harrington, Morris, Duke-McKenna, Scully (60' Hornby), Denny, Withe (60' Mampala), Lavery, Bramall.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Moore, Corke.
U18 Premier League North, Game #2
Monday 20 August 2016
The Young Blues fell to a 3-1 defeat to reigning U18 Premier League Champions Manchester City at Finch Farm this morning... their second in as many games of the new season.
City took the lead 10 minutes into the second half when Joe Hardy struck and then took an unassailable advantage through Ian Carlo Poveda-Ocampo and Jadon Sancho.
Fraser Hornby drove home a consolation goal off a corner in injury time for Everton.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Duke-McKenna, Harrington, Ouzounidis, Lees, Scully (69' Virtanen), Withe (59' Mampala), Denny, Lavery, Bramall, Hornby.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Moore, John.
U18 Premier League North, Game #3
Saturday 27 August 2016
Everton's Under-18s were beaten 5-1 by Manchester United Under-18s at Finch Farm yesterday.
Manasse Mampala had got the Blues off to a great start with a goal after 20 minutes but the visitors had turned the game on its head by the break thanks to strikes by Nishan Burkart and Kayne Diedrick-Roberts.
Diedrick-Roberts and Darren McIntosh-Buffonge added further goals for United in the second half.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Corke (55' Duke-McKenna), Moore, Harrington, Lees, Collins, Lavery, Denny, Mampala (61' Withe), Bramall, Hornby.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Scully, Kerr.
U18 Premier League North, Game #4
Saturday 10 September 2016
A last-minute equaliser denied Everton's Under-18s a victory over Wolves today.
Two goals by Shane Lavery, including one from the penalty spot, and a strike by Liam Morris had the Young Blues on course for a win but they were pegged back when Austin Samuels levelled for the Midlanders to make it 3-3.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Lees, Harrington, Moore, Hornby, Denny, Duke-McKenna, Bramall (70' Kerr), Mampala (78' Ball), Lavery.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Withe, Scully.
U18 Premier League North, Game #5
Saturday 17 September 2016
Everton's Under-18s hammered Derby County's youngsters 6-1 thanks to a brace apiece for free-scoring Shane Lavery and skipper Callum Lees.
After Henry Wise had equalised for the visitors to cancel out Lavery's 10th-minute opener, Manasse Mampala restored Everton's lead five minutes before half-time.
Everton ran away with it in the second period, with Antony Evans and two from Lees making it 5-1 before Lavery wrapped things up with a sixth later in the half.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Harrington, Baningime, Lees, Feeney, Bramall (74' Hornby), Kiersey (68' Denny), Lavery, Evans, Mampala (69' Duke-McKenna).
Subs: Pierce, Moore.
U18 Premier League North, Game #6
Saturday 24 September 2016
Everton Under-18s took local bragging rights in emphatic style with a 4-1 away win over Liverpool.
Antony Evans and Daniel Bramall helped themselves to a brace each as the Blues recovered from conceding an equaliser early in the second half to eventually claim a handsome victory.
Evans opened the scoring after collecting Beni Baningime's pass after 10 minutes but when goalkeeper Chris Renshaw spilled a shot, Yan Dhanda was on hand to level for the Reds shortly after half time.
Evans restored the advantage midway through the second period, however, before Shane Lavery released Bramall down the right whose cross-cum-shot caught the 'keeper out to double the lead.
Baningime was the provider again for the fourth, crossing for Bramall to tap home from close range.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Harrington, Baningime, Lees (c), Feeney, Bramall, Kiersey (84' Hornby), Lavery, Evans, Mampala (40' Duke-McKenna (90+1' Virtanen)).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Moore.
U18 Premier League North, Game #7
Saturday 1 October 2016
Everton's youngsters came back from 4-1 down against Sunderland U18s to draw 4-4 at Finch Farm on Saturday and make it four successive games unbeaten.
Kevin Sheedy's side fell behind as early as the 13th minute when Lee Connelly clipped a shot over Chris Renshaw in the Blues' goal before Brandon Taylor doubled the visitors' advantage with a header from a corner midway through the first half.
Stephen Duke-McKenna was adjudged to have fouled Fergus McAughtrie in his area shortly before half-time and Connelly rattled in the resulting penalty to make it 3-0.
A penalty at the other end, however, allowed Shane Lavery to reduce the arrears before the half-time whistle after Jack Kiersey has been shoved over in the Sunderland box.
It was the young Black Cats who scored next, however, when Connelly completed his hat-trick with another chipped effort after Renshaw had denied Jake Hackett.
Everton hit back again, however, beginning their impressive recovery when Fraser Hornby crossed for Lavery to score. Two minutes later, Hornby himself found the net when he headed home a cross by Kiersey.
And four minutes after that, Lavery's centre was spilled by the goalkeepr and Hornby was on hand to convert from close range and make it 4-4.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Moore, Harrington, Lees, Hornby, Bramall, Kiersey, Lavery, Duke-McKenna, Mampala (69' Ball).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Kerr, Virtanen, Baxter.
U18 Premier League North, Game #8
Saturday 15 October 2016
Everton Under-18s came from two goals behind to record a stunning 5-2 away victory over Stoke City.
Everton's youngsters conceded twice inside the opening 20 minutes, but hit back almost instantly after the second as Fraser Hornby controlled Daniel Bramall's cross and neatly fired into the bottom corner with a left-footed drive.
The tremendous comeback saw three more goals for midfielder Hornby, with the Scotland Under-19 international completing a perfect hat-trick then adding his and the young Blues' fourth before Shayne Lavery sealed the win late on.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Lees, Feeney, Harrington, Bramall (80' Moore), Kiersey, Baningime, Denny (85' Duke-McKenna), Hornby (82' Ball), Lavery.
Subs not Used: Pierce, Mampala.
U18 Premier League North, Game #9
Saturday 22 October 2016
Everton U18s beat Middlesbrough at Finch Farm this morning with a goal in the second half from Jack Kiersey.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Harrington, Baningime, Lees, Feeney, Bramall (90' Virtanen), Kiersey, Lavery, Hornby, Moore (65' Ball).
Subs not used: Jones, Mampala, Kerr.
U18 Premier League North, Game #10
Saturday 29 October 2016
Everton Under-18s extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 0-0 away draw against in-form Blackburn Rovers, halting their 5-game winning streak.
The young Blues looked more likely to take all three points after the hosts were reduced to 10 men just before the half-time interval. But, despite their best efforts, the Toffees were kept at bay and goalkeeper Chris Renshaw was called into action twice late on to ensure the visitors would take a point.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Harrington, Lees, Collins, Bramall, Baningime (60' Duke-McKenna), Kiersey, Moore (70' Kerr), Ball (82' Mampala), Lavery.
Subs not Used: Jones, Scully.
U18 Premier League North, Game #11
Saturday 5 November 2016
Everton U18s made it eight games unbeaten with a 1-1 draw at home to West Brom, Fraser Hornby grabbing his eighth goal of the season.
The Blues fell behind inside the opening minute, a long ball was played back for the onrushing Marcus Forss and he fired past Chris Renshaw in the Everton goal.
Everton responded with some decent attacking moves and their pressure final showed in the 25th minute. Morris pulled the ball back to Evans, who saw his shot blocked — but the ball fell perfectly for Hornby to toe poke into the top corner of the West Brom net.
The young Toffees started the second half in the manner they'd finished the first, and Blues dominated for spells but couldn't break down a resilient West Brom backline.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Harrington, Collins, Lees, Denny, Bramall, Kiersey, Lavery, Hornby, Evans (60' Ball).
Subs not Used: Piece, Kerr, Moore, Mampala.
U18 Premier League North, Game #12
Saturday 12 November 2016
Academy of Light
Both goals came in the first half as Jack Kiersey and Daniel Bramall both produced superb individual efforts to put the Black Cats to the sword.
And despite the hosts improvement and intent after the break, Kevin Sheedy's young Blues held firm to close the gap on the top four to just a point.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Moore, Collins, Lees, Denny, Bramall, Kiersey, Lavery, Hornby, Mampala (74' Ball).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Scully, Duke-McKenna, Kerr.
U18 Premier League North, Game #13
Saturday 19 November 2016
After Ian Carlo Poveda's early strike and Liam Morris turned into his own net, the young Blues had it all to do at City's Academy Stadium.
But a Joel Latideaudiere own-goal on the stroke of half-time sparked Kevin Sheedy's side into life and, following Fraser Hornby's 12-minute brace, Jack Kiersey netted to put the Toffees 4-2 ahead on the hour mark.
Unfortunately for the visitors, the drama wasn't over there. Henri Ogunby clawed the Citizens back into the game with seven minutes remaining before Demean Duhaney levelled moments later to ensure the spoils would be shared.
Everton U18s: Renshaw; Morris, Harrington, Collins, Lees; Denny, Bramhall, Kiersey; Lavery, Evans (82' Duke-McKenna), Hornby.
Subs not Used: Hilton, Moore, Ball, Mampala.
U18 Premier League North, Game #14
Saturday 3 December 2016
Shayne Lavery opened the scoring moments before the break and Daniel Bramall's piece of individual brilliance midway through the second half secured all three points which keep Kevin Sheedy's side firmly in the mix for the top-four positions that qualify for the end-of-season title play-offs.
Everton U18s: Renshaw, Morris, Lees, Feeney, Harrington, Bramall, Baningime (54' Denny), Kiersey, Lavery, Evans, Hornby (60' Moore).
Subs not Used: Pierce, Ball, Scully.
U18 Premier League North, Game #15
Friday 16 December 2016
Everton's Under-18s extended their unbeaten sequence to 13 matches today thanks to a 2-0 win over Stoke City's youth at Finch Farm.
Antony Evans scored both goals, the first coming in the 35th minute and the second six minutes from the end of the second half.
Everton: Renshaw, Moore, Harrington, Baningime, Lees, Feeney, Bramall, Kiersey (84' Collins), Lavery (84' Duke-McKenna), Evans, Denny.
Subs not used: Pierce, Mampala, Scully.
U18 Premier League North, Game #16
Saturday 14 January 2017
Everton U18s 13-game unbeaten run came to an end in a 1-2 defeat to Liverpool at USM Finch Farm.
They were much the better side throughout and unfortunate not to take something from a predictably hard-fought contest in which the Blues had chances before going behind to a fast breakaway.
Hornby heading over and Jack Kiersey lost his footing when clear before Bramall was tripped and Hornby stepped up and coolly converted from the spot.
Shayne Lavery then went close to giving Everton the lead but the Reds went straight up the other end and delivered another sucker-punch.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Moore (90' Mampala), Harrington, Denny, Lees, Collins, Bramall, Kiersey, Lavery, Hornby, Gordon (57' Scully).
Subs not used: Jones, Duke-McKenna, Ball.
U18 Premier League, Game #17
Saturday 21 January 2017
Charlie Ball equalized after Ben Pierce had saved a penalty against Manchester United at Carrington on Saturday morning.
Kevin Sheedy's side found themselves a goal behind on 20 minutes but the home side were denied a winning strike from the penalty spot shortly after the break. Substitute Charlie Ball produced a fine effort to level the scores midway through the second half.
Everton U18s: Pierce [Y], N Baxter [Y], Moore, Denny, Harrington, Collins, Bramall, Kiersey, Mampala (46' Scully), Hornby, John (59' Ball).
Subs not Used: Scott, Adedoyin, Ouzounidis.
U18 Premier League North, Game #18
Saturday 28 January 2017
Everton Under-18s came back to beat Middlesbrough 3-2 after going behind to an early own-goal.
The Blues Academy side, still harbouring hope of making the end-of-season title play-offs, suffered the worst possible start when the hosts went ahead through a Ryan Harrington own goal inside four minutes.
An untypical slow start was further punished by Brandon Holdsworth midway through the half, but Kevin Sheedy's side responded in style after the break.
First, Tom Scully grabbed his first goal at Under-18s level on the hour-mark with a volley from close range, before the team's leading scorer Fraser Hornby made it 2-2 with 20 minutes still to find a winner.
And find one they did, as 16-year-old substitute Korede Adedoyin was in the right place to net from close range when Hornby's 85th-minute shot was parried.
Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Moore, Bramall, Hornby, Scully, John (65' Duke-McKenna), Denny, Kiersey, (65' Adedoyin), Harrington, Collins.
Subs not Used: A Jones, Ouzounidis, Mampala.
U18 Premier League North, Game #19
Saturday 11 February 2017
Everton U18s’ hopes of a top-four finish suffered a setback after Blackburn Rovers beat them 2-0 to take all three points at USM Finch Farm on Saturday morning.
The Blues fielded a youthful starting 11 without regulars Callum Lees, Alex Denny and Shayne Lavery
Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Moore, Scully, Harrington, Collins, Bramall, Kiersey (62' Gordon), Hornby, Adedoyin, John (46' Duke-McKenna).
Subs not used: A Jones, Mampala, Ouzounidis.
U18 Premier League North, Game #20
Saturday 18 February 2017
WBA Training Ground
Everton U18s secured an impressive win 3-1 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday with goals from Kiersey, Harrington and Adedoyin.
The young Blues came racing out of the blocks and took a deserved lead on 15 minutes as Jack Kiersey opened the scoring with a tidy low finish.
Kevin Sheedy's side continued to dominate proceedings and doubled their advantage before the half-time interval when Michael Collins' free-kick was cleared as far as Ryan Harrington, who made no mistake from close-range.
The visitors added a third shortly after the break, with 16-year-old forward Korede Adedoyin capping an impressive display with a goal. West Brom pulled one back with 10 minutes remaining.
Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Moore, Harrington, Collins (80' Ouzounidis), Bramall (85' Richards), Scully, Kiersey, Denny, Duke-McKenna, Adedoyin.
Subs not Used: A Jones, Gordon, Warren.
U18 Premier League North, Game #21
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Everton U18s beat Newcastle United 2-0 at Finch Farm this afternoon in the penultimate game of the Northern Division under the regional phase of the league.
Goals from Alex Denny and substitute Miko Virtanen sealed the win for the younng Blues.
Despite showing decent form in the last few games, they remain unable to penetrate the top four of the U18 Premier League and after Friday's final fixture against Wolves, they will go into the Second Tier Group for the second stage of the season, where they will meet similarly placed teams from the Southern Division.Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Moore, Scully, Harrington, Collins, Bramall, Denny, Adedoyin, Gordon (62' Virtanen), Duke-McKenna (70' Warren).
U18 Premier League North, Game #22
Saturday 4 March 2017
Everton U18s took on Wolverhampton Wanderers at USM Finch Farm on Saturday morning and came from behind to win 3-2 in the last minute.
Kevin Sheedy's young Blues raced into a three-minute lead thanks to Tom Scully's well-taken right-footed effort, but the visitors found themselves ahead with goals either side of the break.
Korede Adedoyin bundled home from close range to level the game at 2-2 midway through the second half, before Daniel Bramall cut in off the left and his deflected shot looped over the goalkeeper to clinch victory with 60 seconds of play remaining.
This was their final game in the regional phase of the U-18 Premier League competition this season where they will finish 5th in the North Division.
Teams finishing 5th to 8th in both North and South then peel off into the Second Tier Group for the rest of the season, while the top four become the First Tier Group and compete for the title.
Everton U18s: Pierce, N Baxter, Harrington, Collins, Moore, Scully, Denny, Duke-McKenna (60' Gordon), Virtanen (45' Morris), Bramall, Adedoyin.
Subs not Used: Jones, Warren, Kerr.
|1 (C)||Manchester City||22||17||4||1||70||22||+48||55|
Assured of First place
Qualified for Tier 1 Group
Qualified for Tier 2 Group
Qualified for Tier 3 Group
U18 Premier League 2nd Tier, Game #1
Saturday 11 March 2017
Everton U18s missed out on the Tier One split and start the rest of the season with seven other sides in the Tier Two group, the first visitors being Middlesbrough who went down to a 2-1 defeat at Finch Farm today.
The young Blues opened the scoring on 25 minutes when Jack Kiersey turned home a rebound from close range. Kevin Sheedy's side continued on the front foot into the second period but, despite their dominance, spurned a few half chances to double their advantage.
A second eventually came two minutes from time when winger Daniel Bramall latched on to a long ball and finished with aplomb into the bottom corner. The visitors pulled a goal back deep into stoppage time, but it proved little more than a consolation.
Everton U18s: Pierce, Morris (46' Duke-McKenna), Harrington, Denny, Lees, N Baxter, Bramall, Kiersey, Adedoyin, Scully (66' Virtanen), Moore.
Subs not Used: Jones, Mampala, Gordon.
|Daniel Bramall||23 (0)||6|
|Ryan Harrington||22 (0)||1|
|Callum Lees||17 (0)||2|
|Jack Kiersey||17 (0)||5|
|Alex Denny||16 (2)||1|
|Shayne Lavery||16 (0)||8|
|Nathan Moore||15 (2)||0|
|Chris Renshaw||15 (0)||0|
|Fraser Hornby||14 (3)||12|
|Liam Morris||13 (1)||1|
|Michael Collins||12 (1)||0|
|Thomas Scully||8 (2)||2|
|Ben Pierce||8 (0)||0|
|Stephen Duke-McKenna||7 (10)||0|
|Manasse Mampala||7 (4)||2|
|Beni Baningime||7 (0)||0|
|Nathan Baxter||7 (0)||0|
|Anthony Evans||6 (0)||5|
|Morgan Fenney||6 (0)||0|
|Korede Adedoyin||5 (1)||3|
|Kyle John||3 (0)||0|
|Anthony Gordon||2 (2)||0|
|Con Ouzounidis||2 (1)||0|
|George Withe||2 (1)||0|
|Charlie Ball||1 (7)||1|
|Miko Virtanen||1 (5)||1|
|Jordan Corke||1 (0)||0|
|Sid Kerr||0 (2)||0|
|Elliot Richards||0 (1)||0|
|Tom Warren||0 (1)||0|
|Aaron Jones||0 (0)||0|
|Jack Bainbridge||0 (0)||0|
|Matthew Johnson||0 (0)||0|
|Michael Donohue||0 (0)||0|
|Tyronne Duffus||0 (0)||0|
|Jamie Mellen||0 (0)||0|
|Josef Yarney||0 (0)||0|
|Joe Hilton||0 (0)||0|
|Thomas Scott||0 (0)||0|
Thursday 21 July 2016
Players Leaving after last season or during the Current Season: