Young Blues through to Dallas Cup final

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Everton Under-18s have made it to the final of the Dallas Cup thanks to a 3-1 win over FC Dallas this evening..

Goals by Jack Kiersey and Delial Brewster put the young Blues into a commanding position by half time at the Toyota Stadium.

The hosts had a goal disallowed for offside in the second half before Montalvo halved the deficit in the 76th minute.

Nathan Broadhead restored the two-goal lead, though, with a goal a few minutes from the end.

Everton will take on Fulham in the final on Sunday after the Londoners beat Fluminense in the other semi-final.

Everton U18s: Pierce, Yates, Lees, Yarney, Harrington, Baningime, Denny, Kiersey, Morris, Broadhead, Brewster (90' Virtanen).
Subs not used: Johnson, Corke, Moore, Mellen.


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Brad Helenberger
1 Posted 26/03/2016 at 04:02:56
Fun to see the youngsters win in Frisco. Hopefully they win it all Sunday!
Kevin Elliott
2 Posted 26/03/2016 at 09:40:35
Excellent news.
Bring it home boys.
Jon Withey
3 Posted 26/03/2016 at 09:44:53
Great stuff, Brewster and Broadhead seem to be on fire.
Tony Hill
4 Posted 26/03/2016 at 10:22:33
Great stuff. That's a top performance over there.
Paul Thompson
6 Posted 26/03/2016 at 11:50:06
Delial and Brewster - excellent goals again. You can see them on the OS with some comments from Sheedy.
Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 26/03/2016 at 11:51:58
Congratulations to all the squad, now win it and get the ball rolling for the rest of the season; we'll add the FA Cup to it.
Dave Abrahams
8 Posted 26/03/2016 at 12:36:27
All the goals are on Everton FC web, two of them very good. Looking at some of the game, I recognised the No 6, a young French lad Baningame. He was injured in an FA Youth Cup game earlier in the season. Not a bad player, always in support of his forwards and although he was injured he didn't want to go off, they practically had to drag him off. Maybe it's his last season as a young pro.
Paul Ellam
9 Posted 26/03/2016 at 13:17:17
Good effort lads, now go on and win it and show the first team how to win a trophy!
Brewster definitely one to watch.
Tom Roberts
10 Posted 26/03/2016 at 14:23:32
A quick update from Dallas.

On Thursday, the Everton North Texas Supporter's club hosted a Meet and Greet with the Everton staff. Kevin Sheedy, Phil Jevons, Kevin O'Brien and Rob Urbani were in attendance. A great night was had by all. The lads were absolutely brilliant and for people like myself who witnessed the great times in the mid-80s, getting to share some precious memories with Kevin Sheedy was priceless.

Everybody was absolutely first class and just underlines 'The Peoples Club' title. They were just like us fans and we talked about Everton FC all night. It was great to have a good mate of ours who is a Man Utd fan with us.

Sheeds revelled in the 5-0 drubbing of United in which he scored the first 2. YouTube is a wonderful thing and we relived the highlights. Sammy Ward, you took it well, my friend. Sammy did remind us of the 1985 FA Cup Final on more than one occasion. Thanks to Rob Urbani for some amazing photos.

On to the last night's Semi-Final. After a cagey first 15 minutes, Everton took control with 2 quickfire goals, Delial Brewster making the first and scoring the second. 2-0 up at half-time, we all thought it was game over. Deja vu anybody?

Another bonus was bumping into Mark Pembridge at half-time. Pembridge is currently coaching the Fulham U-18 side who have reached Sunday's final. Great to hear that he is taking his boy to the FA Cup Semi-Final at Wembley as they still love Everton.

On to the second half and Everton seemed to invite a little pressure but had chances on the break to score the third and surely decisive goal. On 75 minutes, FC Dallas got one back and we feared the worst. This setback seemed to inspire the lads and they rolled up their sleeves and got a late third goal from my Man of the Match, Nathan Broadhead.

It would be unfair to single out any individual as it was a great team performance but two to look out for would be the obvious Nathan Broadhead and Delial Brewster. Strikers win matches and it would be brilliant for EFC to produce a few of our own to save the club fortunes.

Looking forward to Sunday's Final and hoping the lads take the silverware back home. Both staff and players richly deserve it. COYB.

Terence Tyler
11 Posted 26/03/2016 at 16:32:37
Thanks Tom. Great report, made me feel like I was there.
Ian Burns
12 Posted 26/03/2016 at 16:54:06
Great report, Tom, with many thanks. A similar report (with similar success) would be welcome after Sunday's game. Great to get first-hand information on the youngsters coming through.
Harry Wallace
13 Posted 26/03/2016 at 17:13:05
Great to hear about Pembridge. Lovely guy... and his family are now Toffees.
Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 26/03/2016 at 17:25:02
Great story and report, Tom. Have you seen Fulham in this competition? If so, how do they rate compared to Everton's team?

I'm looking forward to your report on the final. It's remarkable that Mark Pembridge is taking his son to the semi-final, he wasn't here all that long, so maybe "Once Everton has touched you, nothing is ever the same" has a ring of truth about it.

Tom Roberts
15 Posted 27/03/2016 at 02:16:39
Win or lose in the final, my over riding memory speaking to the coaches is that EFC are truly a one off. I cannot divulge everything but let's just say that we are probably the only club in the Premier League who values ex-players getting on the backroom staff. We could buy every coach on the planet but for fans like me and all of you we want to see an ex-player running the academy and the youth teams.

Pembridge mentioned that Kevin O'Brien (goalkeeper coach) was at Everton when he was there. We are one big happy family. I have seen this staff over here twice now. They've never won the Dallas Cup.

Speaking to Sheeds on Thursday, this would equal anything he's ever achieved in the game. Those who watched him play know that he was a genius. BTW, I don't know our right winger's name (15). Imagine Aaron Lennon's workrate times 10. The lad was class for 90 minutes.

Also, we have a goalkeeper thank to Kevin O'Brein's coaching who is a Joe Hart lookalike but with safer hands. I shall report after the final tomorrow night.

Dave Abrahams
16 Posted 27/03/2016 at 17:47:38
Tom the goalkeeper is Pierce. I'm wandering if he is the young lad we signed from Manchester City not long ago? He might be too young for this team, he was only sixteen when we signed him, but a giant of a lad.
Jim Hardin
17 Posted 01/04/2016 at 19:09:42
Just spoke to my son's former club coach who goes to the Cup every year and she said Everton were outstanding. She felt there are 4 or 5 prospects on the squad who can make it to the top level. I am sorry I missed this time around. COYB!

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