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EVERTON U18s, 2006-07


Everton's Under-18 record in the
 FA Premier Youth Academy League (North Section)

 [ Under-18s; 2005-06 ]

Neil Dewsnip

[ Under-18s, 2007-08 ]


Results & Fixtures  A record of Everton's Under-18 matches during the season
League Setup  An explanation of the Under-18 League setup
League Table  Everton's final position in their Group table
Match Details  Teamsheets and brief reports for each match (when available)
Appearances  A table of Under-18 appearances and goals
Friendlies Results from Under-18 friendly matches in 2006-07
     Everton Reserves 2006-07                 FA Youth Cup 2006-07




Date   Ven Opponents              Result   Pos  Scorers                   
Link to Official Site

August 2006

Sat 19 (a) Watford                 L 2-3  10th  Defender (og), Morrison
Sat 26 (h) Charlton Athletic       L 1-2  10th  Agard


Sat  3 (a) Middlesbrough           D 2-2   9th  Agard, Molyneux
Sat 10 (h) Nottingham Forest       L 0-2  10th  
Sat 17 (a) Derby County            D 1-1   9th  Dennehy
Sat 23 (h) Manchester United       D 1-1  10th  Agard   
Sat 30 (a) Manchester City         D 1-1   9th  Hoogerwerf


Sat  7 (h) Liverpool               D 0-0   8th  
Sat 14 (h) West Bromwich Albion    L 1-2   8th  Baxter
Sat 21 (a) Bolton Wanderers        L 1-2   9th  Baxter


Sat  4 (a) Blackburn Rovers        D 2-2   9th  Agard, Dennehy. 
Sat 11 (h) Crewe Alexandra         W 1-0   8th  Agard
Sat 18 (a) Stoke City              D 2-2   9th  Dennehy, Irving

December 2006

Sat  2 (h) Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-0   8th  Densmore, Harpur Molyneux
Sat  9 (a) West Bromwich Albion    L 1-2   8th  Elder

January 2007

Sat 20 (a) Crewe Alexandra         D 1-1   9th  Morrison
Sat 27 (h) Bolton Wanderers        D 1-1   9th  Connor


Sat  3 (h) Stoke City              W 3-0   8th  Downes, Agard, Ilmudia
Sat 17 (a) Manchester United       L 0-2   9th       
Sat 22 (h) Manchester City         L 1-3   9th  Agard


Sat  3 (a) Liverpool               D 1-1   9th  Downes
Sat 17 (a) Sunderland              W 2-1   9th  Connor, Molyneux
Sat 24 (h) Sheffield United        L 0-1   9th  
Sat 30 (h) Blackburn Rovers        D 1-1   9th  Irving


Sat 21 (a) Barnsley                W 2-0   8th  Morrison, Kissock 
Fri 27 (h) Sheffield Wednesday     W 2-0   6th  Agard, Baxter 

May 2007

Tue  1 (a) Wolverhampton Wndrers   D 2-2   6th  Downes, Morrison
Sat  5 (h) Newcastle Utd           D 3-3   6th  Morrison, Kissock 2

 2006 Friendlies and Other U-18 Team Matches

Pre-Season Friendlies, 2006
Day  Date  Ven Opponents       Res    Scorers                              

Sorry, no information


The FA Premier Youth Academy comprises one Youth League team at Under-18 level.  There will be a parallel set of friendly games playing the same fixtures at Under-16 level, but they will not count towards any league table

The new set-up for the FA Premier Youth Academy has four or five regional groups of 10 teams each:

  Group C (NW)     Group B (NE)   Group A (SE)    Group D (SW)   Group E  
  Blackburn Rvrs   Derby County   Aston Villa     Bristol City   Cardiff City
  Crewe Alexandra  Leeds United   Birmingham C    Crystal Pal    Huddersfield 
  Everton          Leicester C    Charlton Ath    Fulham         Arsenal      
  Liverpool        Middlesbrough  Coventry City   QPR            Chelsea
  Manchester Utd   Newcastle Utd  Ipswich Town    Reading        Bolton Wndrs
  Manchester City  Notts Forest   Millwall        Southampton    Barnsley
  Sheffield Wed    Wrexham        Norwich         Tottenham H
  Stoke City       Sunderland     Peterborough    West Ham Utd
  Wolverhampton W  Sheffield Utd  Watford         Wimbledon   

The season starts with some inter-group matches against teams from the farthest (geographically) regional groups.  For Everton, that meant a game with a team each from Groups C and D.  Everton then played three teams from the closest Group A.

For the main part of the season, Everton play each of the other teams in their local Group, both home and away.  They finish up playing each of the other teams in Group A again, giving 28 matches in all.  


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Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
Man City Yth
Bolton Yth
Blackburn Yth
Man Utd Yth
West Brom Yth
Everton Yth
Crewe Yth
Liverpool Yth
Wolverhampton Yth
Stoke Yth



The section below contains available team details and scorers for Everton U-18 matches, and brief match reports, if available.  

 Watford 2 - 3 Everton 0

U-18 League Match No 1
Saturday 19 August 2006


Everton:  Elder, (Cleary),  Morrison, Kissock, Agard
Subs not used:Scorers: Defender (og), Morrison.

Everton felt the award of a spot-kick to the home side on 15 minutes was dubious but Theo Robinson shrugged off the protests to slot in the opening goal.  The lead was doubled on 20 minutes when Ewan Clarke capitalised on more sloppy play in the Everton defence.

Despite being two goals down, Everton did play well on the counter attack during the half and Kieran Agard, Matt Elder and Morrison all had chances to reduce the deficit.  This mission was complete 10 minutes into the second period when Morrison put in a cross that was deflected into his own net by a Watford defender.  But with thoughts of a comeback at the forefront of their minds, Everton's defence switched off again and just two minutes later the visitors were caught out and Liam Henderson scored the third to restore the two-goal cushion.

Halfway through the second half, Morrison provided further hope of a fightback with a free-kick that flew in from 25 yards.  Despite having more than 20 minutes in which to press for an equaliser, Everton had to wait until the final minute for their best chance. Outstanding prospect John Paul Kissock set it up with a mazy dribble that led to substitute Michael Cleary being teed up but he blazed his effort over the bar.

Match Reports:

 Everton 1 - 2 Charlton

U-18 League Match No 2
Saturday 26 August 2006


Subs not used:  Scorers: Agard.

Sorry no info on this one

Match Reports:

 Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Everton

U-18 League Match No 3
Saturday 2 September 2006


Everton:  Crockett; Imudia, Irving, Dennehy, Molyneux; Connor, Harpur, Densmore, Kissock; Hoogerwerf (Stewart 60), Agard.
Subs not used: Cleary.  Scorers: Agard, Molyneux.

Striker Kieran Agard opened the scoring with his second goal of the season after an excellent move between Agard, John-Paul Kissock and Dax Hoogerwerf ended with the London-born forward scoring with an excellent chip over the Boro keeper. Everton doubled their advantage soon after through England youth international midfielder Lee Molyneux.  Boro then hit back from a corner as Shaun Densmore headed into his own net, then they equalised with seven minutes left. 

Match Reports:

 Everton 0 - 2 Nottingham Forest

U-18 League Match No 4
Saturday 9 September 2006


Everton:  Crockett; Irving, Dennehy, Rodwell, Molyneux; Connor, Harpur, Morrison (Almudia 75), Kissock; Hoogerwerf (Densmore 60), Agard.
Subs not used: Cleary, Davies.  Scorers: None.

Everton saw numerous chances go begging, with Stephen Connor, Dax Hoggerwerf and Kieran Agard all going close. Steven Morrison saw his free-kick saved superbly by the visitors' keeper; then, on 65 minutes, Forest took the lead.  No equaliser was forthcoming and Forest doubled their advantage to make sure of all three points with five minutes to go.

Match Reports:

 Derby County 1 - 1 Everton

U-18 League Match No 5
Saturday 16 September 2006


Everton:  Jensen; Almudia (Densmore 75), Dennehy, Rodwell, Molyneux; Kissock, Phelan (Harpur 75), Morrison, Kearney; Spencer (Connor 80), Agard.
Subs not used: Hoogerwerf.  Scorers: Dennehy.

Everton started well and went ahead when Irish youth international defender Dennehy scored in the fifth minute, heading in from Lee Molyneux's corner. Scott Spencer and Kieren Agard had chances but failed to capitalise from opportunities inside the six-yard box. Derby made them pay when they equalised with eight minutes left, scoring the rebound after they had headed a cross against the post.

Match Reports:

 Everton 1 - 1 Manchester United

U-18 League Match No 6
Saturday 23 September 200

Everton:  Crockett; Irving, Dennehy, Rodwell, Molyneux; Morrison (Kissock 70), Connor (Densmore 70), Phelan, Kearney; Downes (Spencer 60), Agard.
Subs not used:  .  Scorers: Agard.

It appeared the match would end goalless, until Everton broke the deadlock. London-born forward Kieren Agard fired in on the run from 25 yards after good work from England youth international Lee Molyneux.  But United equalised with six minutes left and again Everton had to settle for a point.

Match Reports:

 Manchester City 1 - 1 Everton

U-18 League Match No 7
Saturday 30 September 2006


Everton:  Jones; Irving, Dennehy, Rodwell (10 Stewart ), Molyneux; Connor (Cleary 65), Harpur, Morrison, Kissock; Spencer (Hoogerwerf 75), Agard. 
Subs not used: Crockett.  Scorers: Hoogerwerf.

The match began badly for Everton as goalkeeper Lee Crockett felt ill in the warm-up and was replaced by Jamie Jones, himself only just back after injury. Then after 10 minutes defender Jack Rodwell was carried off with a suspected broken leg - happily those fears were later allayed. Despite that Everton were the brighter side for much of the match. They went behind against the run of play midway through the first half when a lofted ball caught their defence flat-footed and the City forward ran on to score. In the second half they finally scored after Ryan Harpur's clever free-kick was finished off by sub Dax Hoogerwerf, almost with his first kick after coming on. Everton were denied a winner in the last minute when Agard was played in by John-Paul Kissock, only to see the goalkeeper save superbly.

Stephen Connor has a thigh strain and is a doubt for the derby.  Still out are Matty Elder, Aidan Downes, James Hall, Geoffrey Imudia and Cory Sinnott.

Match Reports:

 Everton 0 - 0 Liverpool

U-18 League Match No 8
Saturday 7 October 2006


Everton:  Jones; Stewart, Rodwell, Kearney; Connor (Molyneux 65), Densmore, Akpan, Kissock (Hoogerwerf 15); Spencer, Agard.
Subs not used: Davies, Elder, Irving.  Scorers: None.

Starting places for 15-year-olds Jack Rodwell, Michael Stewart and Hope Akpan.  John Paul Kissock went off early with a knee injury.

 Match Reports:

 Everton 1 - 2 West Bromwich Albion

U-18 League Match No 9
Saturday 14 October 2006


Everton:  Jones; Stewart, Rodwell, Dennehy, Cleary; Morrison, Harpur (Akpan 70), Densmore, Hoogerwerf (Elder 60); Baxter, Agard.
Subs not used: Names.  Scorers: Baxter.

Everton Under-18s are still looking for their first victory of the FA Premier Premier Academy League season, but at least they could take comfort from schoolboy  Jose Baxter's debut goal and battling display after going two goals down. The young forward is from Bootle and as a 14-year-old became Everton's youngest scorer at U18s level this season and one of the youngest since the Academy system was formed. Sadly it was just a consolation when he netted from close range late on after Shaun Densmore has done well on the wing and put in an excellent low cross.

The visitors were also two goals up at that stage. They struck twice just after the break, the first a stunning 30-yard strike and the second from a defensive error from a corner.

Match Reports:

 Bolton Wanderers 2 - 1 Everton

U-18 League Match No 10
Saturday 21 October 2006


Everton:  Jones; Stewart, Dennehy, Irving, Molyneux; Morrison, Harpur, Densmore, Connor; Downes (Elder 45), Agard (Spencer 75).
Subs not used: Names.  Scorers: Agard.

Bolton took the lead after just five minutes with a shot looped back at goal from long-range after a clearance, and it left Everton keeper Jamie Jones unable to do anything to stop it. Everton had numerous chances. Aidan Downes couldn't find the net with a shot, while defender Darren Dennehy saw a header cleared off the line. Stephen Connors and Kieran Agard went close while Ryan Harpur saw two efforts from distance well saved by the Bolton keeper.

But Everton finally equalised through Agard on 65 minutes. The London-born forward put the finishing touch to an end-to-end move which began with keeper Jones and was finished smartly with Agard's turn and shot. Everton pressed for a first win but neither substitute Matty Elder nor Scott Spencer, who had a one-on-one with the keeper, could find the breakthrough. Stephen Morrison hit the bar with a free-kick but, with Everton in the ascendancy, they were caught late on by a sucker punch as Bolton secured all three points with a last-minute strike.

Match Reports:

 Blackburn Rovers 2 - 2 Everton

U-18 League Match No 11
Saturday 4 November 2006


Everton:  McEntagart; Irving, Molyneux, Rodwell, Dennehy; Densmore (Connor 50), Harpur, Morrison, Kissock; Agard, Downes (Elder 55).
Subs not used: Spencer, Cleary.  Scorers: Agard, Dennehy.

A debut for new Academy import from Australia, Mike McEntagart, stepping in for Jamie Jones, who has a broken finger.  Midfielder John-Paul Kissock is finally back in action after a month on the sidelines with a knee injury. Kissock picked up the injury in last month's derby with Liverpool.

Early on, neither side fashioned too many chances and the first half ended goalless. But in the second half Everton were the dominant side and substitute Stephen Connor helped they switched to a more attacking 4-3-3 formation, finally opened the scoring on 73 minutes when Kieran Agard chipped the Rovers keeper after Kissock's initial effort had looped up in the box. But the home side levelled six minutes later when Everton failed the clear as the ball broke loose in their own area.

Republic of Ireland defender Darren Dennehy restored Everton's lead, controlling then volleying home after John Irving has flicked on a free-kick with seven minutes left. But more defensive hesitation right at the end of the match allowed Blackburn to score a second past Everton's new Australian keeper Mike McEntagart on his debut.

Match Reports:

 Everton 1 - 0 Crewe Alexandra

U-18 League Match No 12
Saturday 11 November 2006


Everton:  McEntagart; Densmore, Irving, Molyneux, Dennehy; Harpur, Morrison (Rodwell 70), Kissock; Connor, Agard, Downes (Elder 60).
Subs not used: Jones, Spencer, Hoogerwerf.   Scorers: Agard.

Kieran Agard was on hand to fire home after goalmouth scramble midway through the first half to secure all three points and the Under-18s' first victory of the season.  Agard was quick to react and prod home after Stephen Connor cross eventually rebounded out off the keeper. Lee Molynuex had a couple of good efforts from distance go close, while substitute Matty Elder headed straight at the keeper.  Aidan Downes had two chances after good work from Connor with a header and one he shot just off target.  And Irish defender Darren Dennehy also headed just over after a corner.

Match Reports:

 Stoke City 2 - 2 Everton

U-18 League Match No 13
Saturday 18 November 2006


Everton:  McEntagart; Irving, Densmore, Dennehy, Molyneux; Harpur, Morrison, Kissock; Agard (Elder 65), Downes (Baxter 75), Connor, Elder.
Subs not used: Jones, Spencer, Imudia.  Scorers: Dennehy, Irving.

Stoke opened the scoring against the run of play after an excellent tackle by Darren broke loose rather fortuitously to allow the home side's centre forward to score on 20 minutes. But Everton hit back five minutes later when John Irving powered home a header from Steven Morrison's corner. A mix-up between Australian keeper Michael McEntagart and his Everton defenders allowed Stoke to regain the lead after the break.  But Everton piled on the pressure and finally levelled again when Stephen Connor capitalised on a goalkeeping error to follow up after his initial shot came back to him to grab a point for his side.

Match Reports:

 Everton 3 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

U-18 League Match No 14
Saturday 2 December 2006


Everton:  Jones; Irving, Densmore, Kearney, Molyneux; Harpur, Morrison, Kissock; Agard (Elder 80), Downes (Imudia 80), Connor (Spencer 80).
Subs not used: McEntagart, Hoogerwerf.  Scorers: Densmore, Harpur Molyneux

Everton took the lead on 20 minutes when Kieran Agard set up Densmore to fire in from 20 yards. It was 2-0 by half-time with Harpur's vicious swerving shot from distance leaving the Wolves keeper slightly embarrassed.   he game was all but over early in the second half when England youth international Molyneux fired in a quick free-kick.

Everton are expected to be almost at full strength for the final two matches of the year. The only absentees are long-term casualties Cory Sinnott and James Hall, although Aidan Downes has withdrawn from an Irish Under-19s International match with France due to an ankle injury.

Match Reports:

 West Bromwich Albion 2 - 1 Everton

U-18 League Match No 15
Saturday 9 December 2006


Everton:  Jones; Imudia, Cleary, Dennehy, McCarten; Baxter, Kearney, Phelan; Spencer (Connor 80), Downes (Kissock 85), Elder.
Subs not used: Davies, Densmore, Hoogarwaert.  Scorers: Elder.

A sluggish start meant Everton had to chase the game. West Brom took the lead after 20 minutes before Matty Elder scored an excellent individual goal which ended with him chipping the home keeper to level on 60 minutes. Everton pressed for the winner and had the chances.

Irish youth international forward Aidan Downes had a good header saved, while substitute Stephen Connor had a couple of decent opportunities. At the other end Everton keeper Jamie Jones saved superbly to keep the visitors level. But in the dying minutes West Brom scored the winner against the run of play.

Match Reports:

 Crewe Alexandra 1 - 1 Everton

U-18 League Match No 16
Saturday 20 January 2007


Everton:  Jones; Densmore, Irving, Rodwell (60' Elder), Molyneux; Kissock, Harpur (75' Imudia), Morrison (70' Hall); Connor (70 Spencer ),  Agard, Downes. 
Subs not used:Scorers: Morrison (78').

With the wind against them in the first half, Everton were naturally on the back foot, but generally defended stoutly. It seemed they would hold on but just before the break Crewe took the lead. A powerful wind-assisted 30-yard strike gave Everton keeper Jamie Jones no chance as it flew into the top corner. \

Everton had much of the match in the second half and eventually equalised midway through when Steven Morrison fired a free-kick into the top corner from 20 yards.

Match Reports:

 Everton 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers

U-18 League Match No 17
Saturday 27 January 2007


Everton:  Jones; Imudia (Stewart 80), Irving, Dennehy, Molyneux; Connor, Kissock (Baxter 80), Morrison, Densmore; Agard, Downes (Elder 60).
Subs not used: McEntagart, Spencer.  Scorers: Connor.

In the first half, Everton had a lot of possession but failed to take advantage of their superiority.  Both Kieren Agard and Aidan Downes went close in to opening the scoring, but it wasnt until the second half that Everton were rewarded for their efforts. Irish youth international defender Darren Dennehy played in Connor, who cut in from the wing ahead of the his marker to score. The Wirral-born wide man almost scored again soon after, but this time his fired over the bar.

Bolton pressed for an equaliser, and they drew level as John Irving saw a cross from the left deflect off him and past keeper Jamie Jones. Agard went close to a winner, while at the other end Bolton hit the post.

Match Reports:

 Everton 3 - 0 Stoke City

U-18 League Match No 18
Saturday 3 February 2007


Everton:  Jones; Irving, Molyneux, Rodwell, Dennehy; Agard (85' Ilmudia), Densmore (75' Stewart), Morrison, Kissock; Spencer, Downes (65' Elder ).
Subs not used:
Names.  Scorers: Downes, Agard, Ilmudia.

Everton broke the deadlock after 30 minutes when Irish youth international forward Aiden Downes powerfully headed home from Shaun Densmores superb cross from the right.  It wasnt until 15 minutes into the second half that Everton doubled their advantage.  Striker Kieran Agard reacted quickly to score after a goalkeeping error following a cross allowed to prod home from close range.

Despite several more chances Everton did not make it 3-0 until late on. Scott Spencers strong run into the box, ended with him drawing the keeper before squaring for Geoffery Ilmudia, to coolly slot home his first goal for the U18s.

Match Reports:

 Manchester United 2 - 0 Everton

U-18 League Match No 19
Saturday 17 February 2007

Carrington Park

Everton:  Jones; Irving, Molyneux, Dennehy, Rodwell; Morrison, Densmore, Kissock; Agard (75 Stewart ) , Downes (70 Baxter), Spencer (46 Elder).
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: None.

Kieran Agard saw one effort saved while Republic of Ireland youth international defender Darren Dennehy headed over following a corner.  His central defensive partner and England schoolboys captain Jack Rodwell was similarly off after another corner.  The home side took the lead on 30 minutes, despite appeals for offside.

John Irving failed to get his effort on target following another corner, while Aidan Downes also failed with another chance. Jose Baxter, on as a second-half substitute, also went close, but United sealed the points in the last minute when they scored the second from a free-kick.

Match Reports:

 Everton 1 - 3 Manchester City

U-18 League Match No 20
Saturday 24 February 2007


Everton:  Jones; Irving, Molyneux, Dennehy, Rodwell; Morrison (Spencer 70), Kissock, Harpur, Densmore (Stewart 45); Agard, Downes.
Subs not used: Ilmudia, Hall.  Scorers: Agard.

City opened the scoring from the spot on nine minutes after Everton defender Ryan Harpur handled the ball from a cross.  But Everton fought back to level matters when Kieran Agard latched onto a Shaun Densmore through-ball to score into the bottom corner on the half-hour.  Soon after the break, Agard drew the keeper to set up fellow forward Aidan Downes, but he fired his shot straight at a covering defender on the line.  Then just after the restart Downes returned the compliment to put Agard in one-on-one, but a poor finish allowed the City keeper to save comfortably.

City went ahead again soon after. Midfielder Paul Marshall fired into the top corner from 25 yards when Everton could only half-clear an initial attack.  Within five minutes City added a third with a Ben Mee header following a misjudged punched clearance from keeper Jamie Jones.  Everton had chances to get back in the match but couldnt breach the City defence.

Match Reports:

 Liverpool 1 - 1 Everton

U-18 League Match No 21
Saturday 3 March 2007


Everton:  McEntagart; Irving, Molyneux, Rodwell, Dennehy; Connor (Hall 80), Kissock, Densmore; Harpur, Agard (Baxter 70), Downes,
Subs not used: Jones, McCarten, Ilmudia.  Scorers: Downes.

Missed chances, including twice hitting the woodwork proved costly for Everton.  Lee Molyneux saw shot from distance saved, before Liverpool led on 35 minutes through Craig Lindfield.

In the second half Everton equalised four minutes after the restart as Downes scored. England youth international defender Jack Rodwell started the move and when John Paul Kissock played in Irish forward Downes, he rounded Liverpools keeper to score. The Irish youngster then saw a volley came back off the post.  The woodwork denied Everton again through Molyneux. It was their 10th draw of the season and again highlighted their problem of converting chances.

Match Reports:

 Sunderland 1 - 2 Everton

U-18 League Match No 22
Sunday 18 March 2007


Everton:  Jones; Irving, Molyneux, Rodwell, Dennehy; Stewart, Morrison, Harpur, Connor; Agard (Elder 80), Spencer (Kissock 60),
Subs not used: McEntagart, Ilmudia.  Scorers: Connor, Molyneux. 

Everton dominated much of the first half, but didnt create too many clear-cut opportunities in testing conditions. And they were made to pay when the home team scored after Stephen Connor was caught on the half-way line and the Sunderland attacker ran through before scoring with a rising shot on 15 minutes. Everton striker Scott Spencer went close to an equaliser but his shot hit the post.

But sub John Paul Kissock helped Everton come back as they levelled the scores through Connor. He won possession after pressurising the home defence to coolly finish. Everton pressed for the winner and finally Molyneux provided. The midfielder is very good in deadball situations and and despite the keeper getting a hand to his latest effort he couldnt keep his free-kick out.

Match Reports:

 Everton 0 - 1 Sheffield United

U-18 League Match No 23
Saturday 24 March 2007


Everton:  Jones; Densmore, Dennehy, Rodwell (Ilmudia 55), Irving; Connor, Morrison, Harpur, Stewart; Downes (Elder 75), Spencer (Agard 60).
Subs not used: Names.  Scorers: None.

Everton were not quite as fluent as they have been and although they had the majority of the possession, they didnt create enough chances to get anything from the match. Attackers John-Paul Kissock and Kieran Agard were both rested as they had featured in the reserves defeat at Manchester United earlier in the week although Agard did come on to try and rescue the match late on.

Rodwell had to go off with a hamstring strain and could be out for a couple of weeks. That means he may miss the trip to France with England at the weekend to compete in the prestigious Montaigu tournament. Sheffield scored the winner with 20 minutes left when they took advantage of some slack defending to score from 20 yards past Everton keeper Jamie Jones.

Match Reports:

 Everton 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers

U-18 League Match No 24
Friday 30 March 2007


Everton:  Jones; Stewart, Dennehy, Densmore, Irving; Connor, Morrison (Redmond), Harpur, Codling; Downes (Spencer 70), Agard (Elder 70).
Subs not used:  McEntagart.  Scorers: Irving.

Everton lost 16-year-old centre-back Jack Rodwell in the warm-up with a recurrence of a hamstring injury, and  failed to settle following the blow.  Blackburn opened the scoring with a stunning dipping shot from 25 yards after winning possession in midfield.

Dewsnip brought on U-16s player Danny Redmond for Stephen Morrison. From then on they dominated, without creating too many clear chances.  They did grab an equaliser in the second half when a corner ricocheted in off John Irving.  But Everton couldnt find the finishing touch to grab all three points.

Match Reports:

 Barnsley 0 - 2  Everton

U-18 League Match No 25
Saturday 21 April 2007


Everton:  Jones; Irving, Dennehy, Rodwell, Molyneux; Ilmudia, Kissock, Harpur (Baxter 15), Densmore (Hall 10); Morrison, Spencer (Downes 60)..
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: Morrison, Kissock.

Scott Spencer saw his first shot saved after he broke into the box after just two minutes but Morrison was in the right place to score from the rebound to give Everton the perfect start.  But that all changed as both Densmore and Harpur fell awkwardly on the firm surface and had to be replaced within the first 15 minutes by 15-year-old forward Baxter, who played in central midfield, and Hall, who has only recently returned from a long injury lay-off himself.

It took a while for Everton to settle, but once they did they controlled the match and Kissock doubled the advantage with less than 10 minutes left when he latched on to pass from Aidan Downes before slotting home.

Match Reports:

 Everton 2 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday

U-18 League Match No 26
Friday 27 April 2007


Everton:  Stubhaug; Elder (Barnett 45), Irving, McCarten, Molyneux; Morrison, Harpur, Densmore, Ilmudia (Hall 80); Baxter (Kissock 75), Agard.
Subs not used: McEntagart.  Scorers: Agard, Baxter

Kieran Agard was put through one-on-one with the Wednesday keeper following good work from Ryan Harpur and Shaun Densmore, with the latter sending the London-born forward in to open the scoring in the 35th minute.  Agard almost had a second, but headed Densmores cross just wide.  Then Jose Baxter had a couple of chances before capping a good performance when taking Ryan Harpurs pass in his stride and chipping the keeper from 30 yards.  Schoolboy Moses Barnett, who had recently joined Everton from Arsenal, was also handed his first debut as a sub for Matty Elder.

Match Reports:

 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 2 Everton

U-18 League Match No 27
Tuesday 1 May 2007


Everton:  Jones; Irving, Stewart, Dennehy, Molyneux; Ilmudia (Densmore 45), Harpur, Morrison; Baxter (Kissock 35), Downes; Agard (Hall 45).
Subs not used: McEntagart.  Scorers: Downes, Morrison.

With several players having played the previous night in the reserve derby defeat to Liverpool, Wolves took the lead and then doubled their advantage soon after. Everton also had to readjust after Jose Baxter was forced off with an injury to be replaced by Kissock. The substitute combined with John Irving to set up Irish forward Aidan Downes, who reduced the arrears with five minutes before the break. Everton equalised with 15 minutes to go through a superb 25-yard free-kick from Morrison. Substitute Agard almost snatched a winner with two efforts late on but in the end they had to settle for a well-earned point.

Match Reports:

 Everton 3 - 3 Newcastle United

U-18 League Match No 28
Saturday5 May 2007


Everton:  McEntagart; Irving, Rodwell, Elder, Molyneux; Morrison, Connor (Hall 85), Harpur, Densmore; Kissock, Agard (Spencer 75)..
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: Morrison, Kissock 2.

Steven Morrison scored his second goal in as many games when he gave Everton the lead from the penalty spot on 20 minutes after Kieran Agard was brought down.  Then 10 minutes later John Paul Kissock scored a superb individual goal to double the lead. Magpies forward Glenn Reay scored a close-range effort to reduce the arrears against the run of play just before the break.

The visitors' hopes of a comeback looked to be dashed 10 minutes into the second half as Kissock scored a second after Agard forced the Newcastle keeper into an error and his team-mate pounced on the loose ball to finish it off.  But with four minutes left Jonny Godsmark gave Newcastle hope to bring the score to 3-2 and deep into injury time Reay scored his second to claim an unlikely point.

Everton ended the season in sixth place in the North West Group C table 35 points behind runaway winners Manchester City.

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Thanks to the Liverpool Echo & Daily Post for publishing regular team line-ups for Everton's Under-18s.  In February 2007, seven members of the Everton Under-16 squad signed three-year scholarship deals with the club: Jack Rodwell, Hope Akpan, Michael Stewart, James McCarten, Lewis Codling, Tom McCready and Daniel Redmond.


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Player Apps (Sub) Goals
Kieran Agard
25 (1)
Steven Morrison
24 (0)
Darren Dennehy
23 (0)
John Irving
23 (0)
Lee Molyneux
23 (1)
Shaun Densmore
21 (4)
Ryan Harpur
21 (1)
John Paul Kissock
19 (5)
Stephen Connor
17 (3)
Aidan Downes
16 (1)
Jamie Jones
16 (0)
Jack Rodwell
16 (1)
Scott Spencer
9 (7)
Geoffrey Imudia
7 (5)
Michael Stewart
7 (6)
Dax Hoogerwerf
5 (2)
Alan Kearney
5 (0)
Lee Crockett
5 (0)
Michael McEntagart
5 (0)
Jose Baxter
4 (5)
Matthew Elder
4 (13)
Michael Cleary
4 (1)
Scott Phelan
3 (0)
John McCarten
2 (0)
Michael Jensen
1 (0)
Hope Akpan
1 (1)
Lewis Codling
1 (0)
Lars Stubhaug
1 (0)
James Hall
0 (6)
Jeffery Redmond
0 (1)
Moses Barnett
0 (1)
Adam Davies
0 (0)

Players from last season: [Strikethrough indicates players that had left by the start of the 2009-10 season]

Players Leaving During the Season:

  • Sean Lake (released in October 2005)
  • Johann Davidsen
  • James Dunn
  • Kyle Clancy
  • Thordur Ingasson



 Everton v Winsford

U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 1
Saturday 23 July 2005


Everton:  N/A.
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: Names

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 Everton v Chester City

U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 2
Saturday 30 July 2005


Everton:  N/A.
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: Names

No Information

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 Everton v Wigan Athletic

U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 3
Saturday 6 August 2005


Everton:  N/A.
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: Names

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 Derby County 0 - 3 Everton

U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 4
Saturday 13 August 2005


Everton:  .... Molyneux, Dunn, Phelan, Davidsen, Kissock, Vidarsson, ...
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: Davidsen, Phelan (pen)

Everton had the majority of the possession and the play throughout the 90 minutes and were full value for their comfortable win, breaking the deadlock on the half-hour mark when Johann Davidsen rose highest from a corner kick to head the ball home. After the break, they doubled their advantage when Scott Phelan stroked home a penalty.  A wonderful ball from Davidsen found John-Paul Kissock, who was felled in the box, leaving the referee no option but to award a spot kick.

The third was the pick of the goals; Lee Molyneux curled a free kick over the wall, the ball cannoned off the underside of the bar and into the net.  Everton had further chances to extend their lead but James Dunn, Bjarni Thor Vidarsson and Phelan had no luck in from in front of goal. 

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