U18s score eight to demolish Barcodes

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Everton's U18s blitzed their Newcastle United counterparts 8-0 away today behind hat-tricks by Shane Lavery and Antony Evans.

John Ebbrell's side were handed an advantage when the hosts were reduced to 10 men but the Young Blues took full advantage.

Evans scored straight away from a free kick and Lavery got off the mark just before half-time when he made it 2-0.

With the benefit of the extra man, Everton scored another six without reply in the second half as Lavery and Evans bagged two more apiece and both Morgan Feeney and Spencer Myers joined the goalscoring frenzy.

Everton U18s: O'Loughlin (46' Pierce); Yates, Feeney, Lees, Myers; Harrington, Kiersey (72' Bramall), Donohue, Holland; Evans; Lavery.
Subs not used: Morris, Denny.  

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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 07/02/2016 at 08:51:24
I haven’t seen much of Shane Lavery, I think he is an Irish lad, came on in a youth team match, had a lot of energy and put himself about, but he was only on for a short while.

I have only seen Evans once, he didn’t play well but Everton have very high hopes for this young striker. Same as Feeney a centre half, Scouser and only sixteen. Looks like a very good win, even if it was against 10 men.

John Dean
2 Posted 07/02/2016 at 09:56:52
Yes, Dave, Everton signed Lavery from an Irish club when there was competition for his signature from other Premier League clubs. He scored a wonderful goal earlier this season when he got huge bend on a 20-yard shot.

I’ve seen the tall and rangey Evans quite a few times and he does look promising. He’s got an eye for where to be to score – he scored Everton’s first goal in the U21s mini-derby at St Helens when he and Sam Byrne ran towards the box as McAleny broke down the left wing. Byrne, playing as our main striker, hung back but Evans sprinted through the Liverpool defence towards the centre of goal to toe-poke at full stretch McAleny’s perfect cross. He is a consistent scorer playing either as striker or No 10.

Feeney is very composed and a strong centre-half for such a young lad. He was sternly tested during a 1-0 away win over a very good Man City U21s recently when we were under constant pressure but he and the rest of our defence stood firm.

Anthony Dwyer
3 Posted 07/02/2016 at 23:43:17
8 goals, even against 10 men is a exceptional result, well done lads.
Harold Matthews
4 Posted 08/02/2016 at 03:14:12
Yes John, Morgan Feeney sounds pretty useful. I know Unsy was delighted with his U21 debut in the 8-0 thrashing of Widnes around the start of December. A red haired 16yr old at the time, he turned 17 earlier this month.

Actually, this kid must have been nabbed from his pram by our friends across the park because he was only 7 when he moved over to Everton.

Must be very brave as well. Leading 3-2 against 'Boro, he flung himself in front of a hard shot to prevent a late equalizer. Also John, I keep hearing and reading about this boy's composure. Like Kenny, a cool head no doubt but I'm sure he must be good on the ball. Is this true and does he have a bit of pace? So important in today's game.

John Dean
5 Posted 08/02/2016 at 00:04:56
That Widnes game was the first time I'd seen Feeney and he had a very solid game although it was every bit as one-sided as the scoreline suggests. Morgan is sound enough on the ball, Harold but I haven't noticed him bringing it past the first marker yet in the way Mason Holgate can do; he's so new to this level, it may be an aspect of his game he is not prepared to risk just yet. He is not supercharged but he won't be embarrassed by most forwards.

We seem to have done well with some Liverpool cast-offs - or maybe they just came to their senses and realised which way is up.

I'm sure you've been following the performances of Liam Walsh and Jonjoe Kenny. I imagine Yeovil and Oxford will want to keep both players till after the play-offs but it would be disappointing if they don't get some game time for Everton next season.

Harold Matthews
6 Posted 09/02/2016 at 14:59:40
Cheers John. Our loan boys seem to be doing well all over the country.

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