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|
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 12 Aug||Stoke City (H)||0 - 0||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 19 Aug||Derby County (H)||1 - 3||Adedoyin||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 26 Aug||West Bromwich Albion (A)||7 - 1||Denny, Gordon 3||WBAFC Training Ground|
|Sat 9 Sep||Middlesbrough (H)||12:30||USM Finch Farm|
|Fri 22 Sep||Liverpool (A)||19:00||Kirkby Academy|
|Sat 30 Sep||Manchester United (H)||11:00||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 14 Oct||Sunderland (A)||12:20||SFC Training Ground|
|Sat 21 Oct||Manchester City (H)||11:00||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 18 Nov||Newcastle United (A)||12:30||Newcastle Utd Academy|
|Sat 25 Nov||Blackburn Rovers (A)||11:00||BRFC Training Ground|
|Sat 9 Dec||Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)||11:30||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 6 Jan||Derby County (A)||11:00||DCFC Training Ground|
|Sat 13 Jan||Stoke City (A)||11:00||Clayton Wood|
|Sat 20 Jan||West Bromwich Albion (H)||11:00||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 3 Feb||Middlesbrough (A)||12:30||MFC Training Ground|
|Sat 10 Feb||Liverpool (H)||11:00||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 24 Feb||Manchester United (A)||11:00||Aon Training Complex|
|Sat 3 Mar||Sunderland (H)||12:30||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 17 Mar||Newcastle United (H)||13:00||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 7 Apr||Manchester City (A)||11:00||City Football Academy|
|Sat 14 Apr||Blackburn Rovers (H)||11:00||USM Finch Farm|
|Sat 21 Apr||Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)||11:30||Hayward Training Ground|
|10||West Bromwhich Albion|
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 12 August 2017
USM Finch Farm
Goals from Gordon and Adedoyin gave the Blues a 2-goal lead at the break but a red card for Stoke player in the second half gave them a false sense of security and they allowed two goals in the last 25 minutes to squander the lead and two of the three points.
Everton U18s: Hilton, Duke-McKenna, Moore, Denny [Y], Ouzounidis, Scully, Adedoyin (69' Carroll), Kerr, Simms (63' Zuk), Gordon, Mampala [Y].
Subs not Used: Murphy, Anderson, Richards.
U18 Premier League North, Game #2
Saturday 19 August 2017
USM Finch Farm
In windy conditions, the visitors opened the scoring on 18 minutes when Connor Dixon seized on a defensive error and finished with aplomb.
Paul Tait's troops responded well and Korede Adedoyin's second goal in as many games got the Toffees back on level terms six minutes before the interval.
The Rams, however, managed to hit the front again on the stroke of half-time, with Jayden Bogle's effort allowed to stand despite a strong challenge on goalkeeper Joe Hilton in the build-up.
The hosts enjoyed more possession in the second period but could not find another way through a resolute Derby defence.
Dixon then rounded off a swift counter-attack to register his second of the game late on, before Everton were reduced to 10 men for the final few minutes when Adedoyin was sent off.
Everton U18s: Hilton, Duke-McKenna, Moore, Denny, Ouzounidis, Scully (65' Zuk), Adedoyin [R:87'], Kerr, Simms, Gordon (75' Anderson), Mampala.
Subs not Used: Murphy, Richards.
U18 Premier League North, Game #3
Saturday 26 August 2017
USM Finch Farm
A four-goal display from midfielder Anthony Gordon helped Everton Under-18s come from behind to record a stunning 7-1 away victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Paul Tait's young Blues went behind early on, but responded as Fraser Hornby netted an equaliser on his first appearance after six months out with an injury.
An incredible second half followed, with the Toffees flying out of the blocks and taking the lead, courtesy of quick-fire goals from Alex Denny and Gordon.
Gordon's work was far from over, though, as he netted three more times - two of which came from the penalty spot - before the full-time whistle.
Manasse Mampala also opened his account for the season as Everton ran riot in the Midlands.
Everton U18s: Hilton, Moore, Ouzounidis, Duke-McKenna, Hornby (60' Simms), Denny, Collins, Kerr (70' Scully), Anderson (74' Mampala), Gordon, Richards.
Subs not Used: Astley, Johnson.
Thursday 21 July 2016
Players Leaving after last season or during the Current Season: