Under-21s register another friendly win

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Everton's U21s maintained their 100% pre-season record with a 3-0 win at Rhyl this evening.

The Blues' second string came off a 3-1 win against Glenavon on Saturday and took a 2-0 first-half lead against the Welsh side thanks to goals by Antonee Robinson and Antony Evans.

And David Unsworth's men increased their advantage in the second period when Conor Grant thumped a shot home from the edge of the area.

The result means that the U21s have won all five of their pre-season games so far, with two more come against Southport and Tranmere.

A number of Unsworth's team could be involved at Leeds on 1st August as well as part of an Everton XI.

Everton U21s: Hewelt, Jones, Pennington, Connolly, Robinson, Ledson, Williams, Grant, Evans, Dowell, Henen.
Subs: Stanek, Davies, Walsh, Yates, Bainbridge, Thorniley, Graham, Donohue, Charsley, Dyson, Trialist.
63': subs: Pennington, Grant and Evans off - Graham, Walsh and Davies on.
68' subs: Charsley and Dyson replace Williams and Henen.
72' subs: Thorniley and Bainbridge replace Robinson and Connolly.
75' subs: Trialist, Donohue and Yates replace Dowell, Ledson and Jones.  

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Ian Jones
1 Posted 23/07/2015 at 06:18:25
Well done to the U21s. Good pre-season so far. The quality of the opposition may not be up to much but you can only beat what is put in front of you.
Harold Matthews
2 Posted 23/07/2015 at 07:14:16
I mentioned 16-year-old Evans on TW early last season when my eldest son told me to watch out for him. He should grow into a big strong lad playing up front or in his favourite position just behind the striker.

He smashed a real beauty home a couple of weeks ago and has now added another. I haven’t seen him play but we wouldn’t promote a 16-year-old to the U21s if we didn’t think he could hold his own. Let’s hope he continues to progress...

Sam Hoare
3 Posted 23/07/2015 at 08:00:33
I think Dowell and Liam Walsh are the ones I'm excited to see progress. Two playmakers potentially which is what we sorely lack in the first team.
Ant Dwyer
4 Posted 23/07/2015 at 09:08:14
I believe Liam Walsh will have a big future if he can fulfil his potential.
Paul Thompson
5 Posted 23/07/2015 at 13:02:12
Highlights up on OS. Some nice moves and a very crisp shot from Grant for the third goal. You can’t tell much from just the goals, but interesting that Henen hasn’t been amongst them.
Philip Bunting
6 Posted 23/07/2015 at 17:45:44
Liam Walsh stood out a mile for me against Glenavon when I watched that last week... a bit small, but so was Ossie.

Henen also stood out when he came on; he could've had 2 easy, only missed one and squared unselfishly for the second. These two plus our two full backs look good prospects.

John Crawley
7 Posted 23/07/2015 at 21:37:09
Harold I've heard that Evans is a real talent, he looks pretty big already for a 16 year old. He's clearly being fast tracked. Take a look at his assist and goal at Glenavon, he looks pretty impressive. I wonder if he's the homegrown no 10 that Martinez mentioned a few months back?


Peter Gorman
8 Posted 23/07/2015 at 22:46:43
Evans is playing well considering he is mixing with much older lads. Clearly has an eye for a killer pass and I think that is 3 goals this pre-season too.

I like quite a few of these players and I hope they can make a career somewhere if not here. As usual, a lot will depend upon their attitude and commitment as Junior and George Green will be able to testify. It is probably all too easy to go off the rails when you are stuck playing reserve football year after year so it is good that Martinez understands how crucial loan moves can be.

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