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 Pre-season Friendly (2); Sparkasseselstadion, Weiz, Austria; Tuesday 16 July 2002; 7:30pm
  Grabner (5, 39)
Attendance: 504
Halftime: 2-3

Rooney (25, 55, 60)
 McLeod (27, 43, 49)
 Osman (64)
 Radzinski (70, 86)
 (Daley 85)

Referee: Hr Almer

Match Summary

Now the hype-masters are just going to go ape!  Rooney and McLeod star as Everton take potshots at the locals.  Two "senior" hattricks (that will never be recognized in the record books) formed the highlight of this merry kickabout as the Everton youngsters ran riot, and perhaps gave David Moyes something to ponder before he writes the names of his first-choice strikers on future more important teamsheets.....



SC Weiz (4-4-2)
E. Ostermann (72' Sattinger)
Wiery (46' Kahr)
W. Ostermann
Mitscha (46' Gutmann)

Subs not used:

Yellow Cards: 

Red Cards:

Everton (4-4-2)
Gerrard (46' Simonsen)
Unsworth (46' Daley)
Weir (46' O'Hanlon)
Stubbs (46' Clarke)
Pembridge (46' Osman)
Campbell (46' Radzinski)

Subs not used:

Yellow Cards:

Red Cards:

(World Cup Leave:) Gravesen, Carsley, Moore, 
Linderoth, Alexandersson;
(Injured:) Watson, Naysmith, 
Gemmill, Ferguson, Rodrigo;
(Rested:) Tal, Pistone, Chadwick 

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Goals and Highlights

1 min - A McLeod cross finds Pembridge in the area, but the Welshman fluffs his chance.

5 mins - GOAL! Weiz win a free-kick on the edge of the area. Grabner strikes the ball which takes a deflection off Unsworth and past Gerrard into the goal.

13 mins - Unsworth plays the ball to Kevin Campbell, who does well to beat his man. However, the big striker fires straight at the keeper when really he should have equalised for the Blues.

25 mins - GOAL! Rooney powers down the left after latching on to a Mark Pembridge pass. He picks his spot and slots home the equaliser.

27 mins - GOAL! The goalscorer turned provider when he switched to the right hand side, crossing the ball across the face of the goal and McLeod was on hand to tap in the easiest of opportunities.

37 mins - Good build up play for the Blues. Campbell squares the the ball to Rooney who picks out the run of Keith Southern and the youngster forces an excellent save from the keeper with his low shot.

39 mins - GOAL! Everton concede a free-kick on the edge of the box. W. Ostermann takes it and forces a good save from Gerrard who pushes the ball out for a corner. The corner is taken and deflected towards goal. Gerrard tries to collect the ball, but Grabner gets a touch and puts the ball into the net for the home side's equaliser.

43 mins - GOAL! With two minutes to go to half-time, Rooney produces a bit of magic. He twists and turns the defence and unleashes a powerful shot which Reiter can only parry. Fortunately for Everton, McLeod is on hand to put the ball past the keeper for his second of the night and Everton's third.

44 mins - Rooney's effort is disallowed for offside.

Half time - SC Weiz 2-3 Everton

49 mins - GOAL! Just after the half-time interval Everton extend their lead. Omar Daley cross finds Kevin McLeod who powers home a left footed volley for his hattrick.

55 mins - GOAL! McLeod feeds his young teammate Rooney with a low cross and this time the 16-year-old is on hand to tap it into the net!

60 mins - GOAL! Not to be outdone, Rooney gets his third - first senior hat trick for Everton.

64 mins - GOAL! Everton continue to dominate the game and Leon Osman bags Everton's seventh on 64 minutes.

70 mins - GOAL! A cross from Wayne Rooney from the right finds Tomasz Radzinski who smashes the ball past the keeper.

82 mins - Amazingly, there has been no change in the scoreline for the past twelve minutes. Everton are playing very attractive football and are in total control against their Austrian counterparts.

85 mins - GOAL! Omar Daley pressed his claims for a permanent move to Goodison when he scored Everton's ninth goal with five minutes to go which provoked an ecstatic celebration from the Jamican youngster

86 mins - GOAL! Radzinski got his second of the night after Daley cracked a shot towards goal.

Goals, Goals, Goals

If today is Tuesday then we are in Weiz, another stop on the Everton pre season tour.  Tonight's opponents are a far better standard than last night, a full five divisions above Bruck! 

Then we went 1-0 down after 5 mins... oh dear, I thought.  But this was soon dispelled as the goals just flew in:

1 Rooney Pembridge the provider Rooney with his skill ran at the defence and picked his spot.

2 McLeod Stubbs with the free kick, found Rooney with a deep cross to the back post, McLeod running in could not fail to miss.

3 McLeod Rooney did all the real work forcing the keeper into the save, McLeod in the right place at the right time, again could not fail to miss.

4 McLeod His best effort of the night, Daley with a superb cross, hit on the full volley from 18yds out.

5 Rooney McLeod stole the ball from the Weiz midfielder; hit an inch perfect cross for Rooney to glance it past the keeper.

6 Rooney this time from distance a speculative effort took a deflection that sent the keeper the wrong way.

7 Osman rewarded after all his hard work a shot that went in off the post.

8 Radzinski Rooney the play maker, the resulting cross found him in space and finished well

9 Daley had a shot fly in to the back of the net after some good work on the right, made space for his effort.

10 Radzinski From 1 yard out taped the ball in.

Back to the old Pre-season days was this.

Steve Milne

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