U21s beat Burscough in first pre-season friendly

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Goals from Sam Byrne, Greg Hurst and Harry Charsley helped Everton Under-21s to a 3-1 victory at Burscough this evening.

The Blues' second string went ahead with a quarter of an hour gone when he converted a cross from the left but the Evo-Stik Division One North side levelled through Jones eight minutes before half time.

Manager David Unsworth made a raft of changes for the second half and two of his introductions secured the win.

Triallist Hurst restored the Blues' lead with 15 minutes to go and Charsley wrapped things up a couple of minutes later.

Everton U-21s: Stanek; Kenny (46' Jones), Bainbridge (46' Kenny (60' Thorniley)), Connolly (60' Graham), Robinson (46' Yates), Ledson (46' Walsh), Williams (46' Charsley), Davies (60' Junior), Dowell (46' Donohue), Byrne (46' Dyson), Henen (46' Hurst).


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Mark Andersson
1 Posted 09/07/2015 at 03:54:04
Great result, looks like Unsy is doing a great job. Hopefully the future of some of these young players will pay dividends for the first team.

Maybe Unsy will be our next manager as apparently the only successful managers over the last 40 years have been ex blues players.

Unsworth and Ferguson in the dug out sounds good to me.

Brent Stephens
2 Posted 09/07/2015 at 10:01:40
I went to the game. Sam Byrne, up front, looks as if he might have something – a stocky lad not scared to put himself about. But still not impressed with Henen’s decision-making. Liam Walsh has class despite his height. Kieran Dowell I also like.

Played at Burscough, next to a Tesco superstore – our new ground?

John Raftery
3 Posted 09/07/2015 at 10:36:44
Based on what I have seen of him, Kieran Dowell looks a real prospect. The fact that he can shoot with both feet is a big plus. Still only 17 so he has plenty of time to develop.
Chris Williamson
4 Posted 09/07/2015 at 10:37:59
Junior played? He still exists! Must be nearly 30 by now? ;-)
Tony Abrahams
5 Posted 09/07/2015 at 11:10:20
I was getting told good things about Unsworth as a coach.
Doing it the proper way, being in charge of the under 21s. That’s why I’m not sure if Duncan Ferguson, will ever become a manager.

Don’t know what his aspirations are, but surely you would get more experience managing one of the younger teams, rather than just coaching the first team?

Shane Corcoran
6 Posted 09/07/2015 at 14:14:47
Is Griffiths injured?

No game time here and leap-frogged by Stanek for the Singapore trip.

Paul Cherrington
7 Posted 09/07/2015 at 14:33:29
Not sure re Griffiths sorry but I wondered the same when I saw Stanek was going to Singapore rather than him. Seems a bit odd if he is okay?
Dave Abrahams
8 Posted 09/07/2015 at 19:31:29
What’s the history of Greg Hurst, the lad who is on trial?

Does anyone know his previous club / clubs?

Lyndon Lloyd
9 Posted 09/07/2015 at 20:56:06
Dave (8), the only Greg Hurst I could come up with is an 18-year-old who was with Stirling Albion last season. Not sure if it’s the same player but the age fits.
Evan Kelly
10 Posted 09/07/2015 at 21:34:20
I was there. Thought Ledson, Junior and Stanek were the standout players for us.

A couple of other lads playing in midfield did well. Tom Davies was all over the pitch while Joe Williams has a certain finesse about him. Ledson though stands out as the real quality player. Junior came on in the second half and was running the show while Liam Walsh playing alongside him was much less impressive. Stanek made a few great saves and had a real presence about him.

Paul Cherrington
12 Posted 10/07/2015 at 08:57:52
Thanks for the info, Evan – I am really excited about Ledson as he looks the real deal to me too. I'm hoping he gets his chance this year. Great to hear about Junior doing well too as, I must admit, I thought his chance had gone.
Dave Abrahams
13 Posted 10/07/2015 at 09:13:49
Thanks Lyndon, wherever he comes from, hope turns out okay.

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