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EVERTON U18s

A great season for the Under-18 side from Everton's Academy at Finch Farm, in which they were just pipped for the league trophy, while going to Texas and winning the Dallas Cup

 PAGE CONTENTS
 
·Results & Fixtures  A record of Everton's Under-18 matches during the season
·League Setup  An explanation of the new Under-18 Premier League setup
·League Table  Everton's position in the North Group table
·Match Details  Teamsheets and brief reports for each match
·Appearances  A table of Under-18 appearances and goals
·Friendlies Results from Under-18 friendly matches
Manager: Paul Tait

 FA U18 PREMIER LEAGUE

FIXTURES AND RESULTS, 2015-16

U18 Premier League All KOs are UK time
Date Opponent Result Scorers Att Pos TV
Sat 15 Aug Manchester United (A) 3 - 1 Broadhead, Bramall, Donohue      
Sat 22 Aug Sunderland (A) 4 - 2 Broadhead 2, Brewster, Holland      
Sat  5 Sep Stoke City (H) 3 - 0 Brewster 2, Evans      
Sat 12 Sep Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 2 - 1 Donohue, Bainbridge    2nd   
Sat 19 Sep Liverpool (H) 1 - 1 Kane (og)    2nd   
Sat 26 Sep Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 2 Lees (og)    3rd   
Sat 3 Oct Manchester City (H) 3 - 1 Evans, Donohue, Davies    2nd   
Sat 10 Oct Middlesbrough (A) 3 - 2 Broadhead, Donohue, Brewster    2nd   
Sat 17 Oct Newcastle United (H) 3 - 1 Brewster, Baningime, Lees    2nd   
Sat 24 Oct West Bromwich Albion (A) 3 - 0 Broadhead 3    2nd   
Sat 31 Oct Derby County (A) 2 - 0 Walsh, Brewster    1st   
Sat 7 Nov Manchester United (H) 4 - 2 Brewster 3, Broadhead    1st  
Sat 14 Nov Stoke City (A) 4 - 3  Dowell, Brewster, Walsh, Evans.    1st   
Sat 21 Nov Sunderland (H) 2 - 2 Feeney, Lavery  1st 
Sat 28 Nov Wolverhampton Wandrs (H) 0 - 8      1st   
Sat 5 Dec Liverpool (A) 1 - 2 Brewster    1st   
Sat 9 Jan Manchester City (A) 0 - 1     2nd  
Sat 16 Jan Middlesbrough (H) 3 - 1 Broadhead (pen), Bainbridge, Lavery   2nd  
Sat 30 Jan West Bromwich Albion (H) 1 - 1 Bainbridge   2nd  
Sat 6 Feb Newcastle United (A) 8 - 0 Evans 3, Lavery 3, Feeney, Myers   2nd  
Sat 13 Feb Blackburn Rovers (H) 3 - 2 Broadhead 2 Evans 2nd
Sat 20 Feb Derby County(H) 3 - 0 Broadhead 3   2nd  
Sat  5 Mar Reading (A) 1 - 0 Evans   2nd  
Sat 12 Mar Chelsea (A) 0 - 1     2nd  
  Sat  2 Apr Blackburn Rovers (H)   2 - 1 Williams (og), Lavery.   2nd  
Sat  9 Apr Liverpool (H) 0 - 4 2nd
Sat 16 Apr Fulham (A) 3 - 2 Lavery 2, Yates 2nd
  Sat 30 Apr West Ham United (H)   4 - 3 Lavery 2, Broadhead 2 (1 pen)   2nd  
  Tue  3 May Manchester City (H)   4 - 4 Holland 2, Broadhead, Lees   2nd  
Dallas Cup, 2016 All KOs are UK time
Date Opponent Result Scorers Att Type TV
Mon 21 Mar Tigres (N) 0 - 1        
Tue 22 Mar

Kyoto Sanga (N)

2 - 1 Broadhead, Brewster      
Wed 23 Mar Real Salt Lake (N) 3 - 1 Lees, Broadhead, Brewster      
Sat 26 Mar FC Dallas (A) 3 - 1 Kiersey, Brewster, Broadhead   SF  
Sun 27 Mar Fulham (N) 2 - 1 Brewster 2   F  

 FA U18 PREMIER LEAGUE

  
The U18 Premier League replaced the Premier Academy League at the start of the 2012-13 season with the aim to enhance youth development and help transition players between the Academy and First Team.

The league has been set out with the following criteria:

  • In total, 22 clubs compete in the U18 Premier League, with each of the clubs having applied for ‘Category One’ status in the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). There are 16 clubs from the Premier League, five clubs from the Championship and one club from League One.
  • The format has changed since the 2012-13 season, with the 22 clubs now split into two separate regional groups, North and South, rather than being split into three smaller groups.
  • Clubs will play each opposing club in their own regional group twice, both home and away. Plus, clubs will play each opposing club in the other regional group once, either home or away. Overall, the season will last for 31 matches.
  • The top two clubs from each regional group will progress to the semi-finals and subsequent final to decide the overall U18 Premier League Champions. In the semi-finals, the north division winner and south division runner-up will meet, and the south division winner and north division runner-up will meet.

Age requirement: Clubs are not allowed to field any outfield players outside of the U18 age category. However, the goalkeeper is permitted to come from the U19 age category.

The 12 clubs in the North Group of the U18 Premier League are:

Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Sunderland, West Brom , Wolverhampton Wanderers 

The 12 clubs in the South Group of the U18 Premier League are:

Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea, Fulham, Leicester City, Norwich City, Reading, Southampton, Swansea City, Tottenham, West Ham United
  

 FA U-18 PREMIER LEAGUE NORTH GROUP TABLE, 2015-16
 

Tier One League Table

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 (C) Manchester City 7 6 1 0 21 7 +14 19
2 Everton 7 4 1 2 14 15 -1 13
3 Chelsea 7 3 2 2 16 13 +3 11
4 Liverpool 7 2 2 3 13 11 +2 8
5 Blackburn Rovers 7 2 2 3 9 9 0 8
6 Fulham 7 2 1 4 9 19 -10 7
7 Reading 7 1 2 4 9 13 -4 5
8 West Ham 7 0 5 2 9 13 -4 5

North

League Table

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 (C) Manchester City 22 14 6 2 53 23 +30 48
2 Everton 22 15 3 4 57 34 +23 48
3 Liverpool 22 13 4 5 45 28 +17 43
4 Blackburn Rovers 22 11 4 7 45 31 +14 37
5 Sunderland 22 11 3 9 44 40 +4 36
6 Middlesbrough 22 10 4 8 43 38 +5 34
7 Wolves 22 8 4 10 42 40 +2 28
8 West Brom 22 7 4 11 29 44 -15 25
9 Newcastle United 22 6 2 14 27 59 -32 20
10 Derby County 22 3 9 10 40 51 -11 18
11 Manchester United 22 5 3 14 29 44 -15 18
12 Stoke City 22 4 4 14 23 45 -22 16

 

  UNDER-18 YOUTH ACADEMY LEAGUE: Match Details
The section below contains available team details and scorers for Everton U-18 matches, and match reports.  
 
 Manchester United 1- 3 Everton
U-18 League Tier One Match No 1
Saturday 15 August 2015

Manchester

Everton U18s:  O'Loughlin, Mellen, Bainbridge, Yates, Yarney, Broadhead (89' Feeney), Donohue, Kiersey, Bramall (73' Morris), Holland (96' Lees), Baningime.
Subs not used:   Piercee, Meyers.   Scorers:  Broadhead, Bramall, Donohue.

Nathan Broadhead's first-half penalty brought the young Blues back on level terms after Callum Gribbin had given the home side the lead direct from a debatable free-kick. Broadhead converted after Michael Donohue had been felled in the box.

After the break Everton imposed their dominance and Broadhead turned provided as the Blues took the lead through first year scholar Danny Brammall with a smart left-foot finish. And just five minutes later Donohue got his name on the scoresheet as well as he raced clear from half way before cutting in and planting home with his left foot to seal victory.


Sunderland 2 - 4 Everton 
U-18 League Tier One Match No 2
Saturday 22 August 2015

Sunderland  

Everton U18s:  O'Loughlin, Lees, Yarney, Feeney, Mellen, Holland, Kiersey, Lavery (Brewster), Baningime, Bramall, Broadhead
Subs:  Harrington, Morris. Scorers:  Broadhead 2, Brewster, Holland.

Nathan Broadhead curled a fine free-kick into the top corner to open the scoring. Substitute Delial Brewster marked his return from injury with a goal, before Nathan Holland and Broadhead once again put the Blues out of sight.

But the Black Cats refused to buckle, and in the final 10 minutes, pulled back a pair of goals to take the gloss off the performance.


 Everton 3 - 0 Stoke City
U-18 League Tier One Match No 3
Saturday 5 September 2015

Finch Farm

Everton U18s:   Pierce; Bainbridge (70' Harrington), Myers, Yarney, Feeney; Baningame, Donohue, Kiersey (70' Morris), Brewster, Evans, Bramall.
Subs not used: Jones, Kinsella.  Scorers:   Brewster 2, Evans.

Everton's Under-18s moved into second place in the table thanks to a convincing 3-0 win over Stoke City.

A brace from Delial Brewster and a goal from Antony Evans lifted the Young Blues to another win for the season.


 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2 Everton
U-18 League Tier One Match No 4
Saturday 12 September 2015

Birmingham

Everton:   Team sheet not available at Youthhawk or Everton FC Baningime [R], Donohue, Bainbridge... 
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers:   Donohue, Bainbridge.

Trailing to a first-half goal from Ross Finnie, the young Blues rallied after the break and got back in the contest when winger Michael Donohue struck his second of the season to pull his side level.

Beni Baningime was sent off in the second period, but the Toffees went on to follow up their victories over Manchester United, Sunderland and Stoke City, as midfielder Jack Bainbridge fired in to seal a fourth successive three-point haul. 


 Everton 1 - 1 Liverpool
U-18 League Tier One Match No 5
Saturday 19 September 2015

Finch Farm

Everton:  O'Loughlin; Morris [Y] (56' Kinsella), Myers, Bainbridge (78' Mellen), Yarney (c), Baningime, Donohue, Kiersey, Brewster, Broadhead, Bramall (56' Feeney). .
Subs not used: Jones, Harrington.  Scorers: Kane (og).

The Young Blues were leading by Herbie Kane's early own goal and had a man advantage heading into the close after Conor Masterson was sent off for the Reds but Phillips scored with five minutes to go and it ended 1-1.


 Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1 Everton
U-18 League Tier One Match No 6
Saturday 26 September 2015

Brockhall

Everton:  O'Loughlin, Lees, Yarney, Myers, Feeney, Davies (Kiersey), Bainbridge (Harrington), Donohue, Bramall, Broadhead, Morris (46' Evans).
Subs not used: Jones.  Scorers:  Lees (og).

The Young Blues fell behind early at Brockhall but an own goal off Callum Lees's cross brought them back level later in the first half. Rovers' U18s restored their lead, however, just before half-time via a strike from distance.

Paul Tait's half-time substitute, Anthony Evans was then shown a straight red with an hour gone helping as Blackburn hold on for the win.


 Everton 3 - 1 Manchester City
U-18 League Tier One Match No 7
Saturday 3 October 2015

Finch Farm

Everton:  Hewelt, Yates, Myers, Bainbridge, Feeney, Davies, Donohue, Walsh (c), Evans, Broadhead, Bramall. 
Subs not used: O'Loughlin, Lees, Morris, Harrington, Kiersey.  Scorers: Evans, Donohue, Davies.

Everton began the brighter of the two sides and they got the reward for their early pressure as Evans headed home Spencer Myers' corner on 10 minutes. It could have been even better for the young Blues just ten minutes later and it was Evans, who was impressive throughout, causing the problems again.

The forward latched on to a long ball over the City defence but his effort was saved by the City goalkeeper. The visitors then had two chances of their own in quick succession but failed to get their efforts on target.

And Manchester City would rue those missed opportunities minutes later as Donohue doubled his side's lead on 45 minutes. City failed to deal with Liam Walsh's free-kick and Donohue latched onto the loose ball to fire home from close range and give the young Blues a 2-0 lead going into the interval.

Ten minutes after the re-start and Everton grabbed themselves a third.  The Toffees dispossessed City deep in their own half and Nathan Broadhead found Tom Davies with a brilliant disguised pass and the midfielder supplied a cool finish to give his side a comfortable lead.

Forward Nmecha netted on 82 minutes for the visitors but the young Blues withstood late pressure to end Manchester City's unbeaten run and earn a well-deserved 3-1 victory.


 Middlesbrough 2 - 3 Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 1
Saturday 10 October 2015

Teesside

Everton:  Hewelt, Lees, Myers, Walsh, Bainbridge, Feeney, Bramall, Donohue, Brewster, Baningime, Broadhead (Kiersey).
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: Broadhead, Donohue, Brewster.

Everton began the game brightly, hitting the hosts from the first whistle and that early dominance would turn into a clear advantage when the Teeside outfit had a man sent off on 12 minutes. The Toffees then took the lead through Welsh forward Broadhead, before winger Donohue headed home a second on 35 minutes.

Boro fought back and, after a corner was only half-cleared at the near-post, the hosts capitalised and made it 2-1 on the stroke of half time. They would then equalise midway through the second half, before Everton stepped up a gear, striking the crossbar and forcing the home goalkeeper into a string of superb saves.

On 80 minutes, Brewster grabbed his side's 20th goal of the campaign with a header and this time the Blues would hold on to their lead.


  Everton 3 - 1 Newcastle United
U-18 League North Group Match No 2
Saturday 17 October 2015

Finch Farm

Everton:  O'Loughlin, Lees, Meyers, Bainbridge, Feeney, Baningime, Donohue, Kiersey, Brewster, Broadhead, Bramall.
Subs not used: Jones, Mellen, Morris, Harrington.  Scorers: Brewster, Baningime, Lees.

Everton were ahead just seconds after the kick-off as winger Daniel Bramall raced down the left-hand side and found Brewster, who took one touch before supplying a cool finish. But the lead only lasted a minute as the visitors immediately got themselves back into the contest when midfielder Smith fired past Ciaran O’Loughlin in the Everton goal.

The game didn’t show signs of slowing down with both teams pressing forward at every opportunity and on 16 minutes the young Blues got themselves back in front. Midfielder Baningime, who was impressive throughout, cut in from the right-hand side before firing a left-foot strike from outside the box beyond the Newcastle goalkeeper. Winger Michael Donohue had two chances to extend his sides lead but on both occasions Nathan Harker in the Newcastle net was quick off his line to clear any danger and ensure the scoreline going into the break remained 2-1 to the hosts.

Newcastle had the opportunity to get themselves level on the hour mark when the referee awarded a penalty after keeper O’Loughlin was adjudged to have brought down a Magpies player in the box. But O’Loughlin, who was given a yellow for the foul, didn’t have to move as Mackenzie Heaney missed the target from 12 yards out.

Brewster was a proving to be a handful for Newcastle’s backline and he nearly grabbed his second goal of the game following good work on the left-hand side from Spencer Myers and Donohue. The striker received the ball from Myers before turning the defender brilliantly but his effort went just wide of the target. The hosts, however, extended their lead just minutes later and ultimately confirmed the victory when defender Lees headed home Nathan Broadhead’s pin-point cross with less than 10 minutes remaining.


 West Bromwich Albion  0 - 3 Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 3
Saturday 24 October 2015

Birmingham

Everton U18s:  O’Loughlin, Lees, Myers, Bainbridge, Feeney, Baningime, Kiersey, Bramall (60' Kinsella), Donohue (Harrington), Broadhead, Brewster.
Subs not used:  N/A.  Scorers:  Broadhead 3.

Nathan Broadhead scored a hat-trick opening his and the young Blues’ account on 10 minutes, converting Michael Donohue’s cross with a far post header.He got his second of the game midway through the opening half with a clinical right-foot finish from inside the 18-yard box.

Everton were dominant throughout and Broadhead completed his treble with a quarter of an hour remaining. Strike partner Delial Brewster was upended in the area and the 17-year-old netted from the spot to seal the young Blues’ fourth successive league victory. It means Everton Under-18s have only dropped five points all season, having won eight and drawn one of their opening 10 matches.
 


 Derby County 0 - 2 Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 4
Saturday 31 October 2015

Derby

Everton:  O'Loughlin, Lees, Myers, Walsh, Feeney, Bainbridge, Donohue, Baningime, Brewster, Broadhead, Kiersey (Harrington).
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: Walsh, Brewster

Everton U18s moved back on top of the table following their win over Derby County. Liam Walsh and Delial Brewster scored the goals for Paul Tait's side to secure the win while rivals and previous holders of the top spot, Manchester City, were held to a draw by Liverpool.


 Everton 4 - 2 Manchester United
U-18 League North Group Match No 15
Saturday 7 November 2015

Finch Farm

Everton:  O'Loughlin, Lees, Myers, Yarney, Feeney, Bainbridge, Donohue, Harrington, Brewster, Broadhead, Bramall (Morris).
Subs not used: Jones, Mellen, Kinsella.  Scorers:  Brewster 3, Broadhead.

Everton Under-18s opened up a three-point lead clear at the top of the U18s Premier League table following this victory over Manchester United. Delial Brewster marked his 18th birthday with a hat-trick and Nathan Broadhead scored the other as the young Blues kept up their excellent recent form.

Brewster took just seven minutes to find the net from a corner and then doubled the lead after half an hour before United pulled a goal back through Marcus Rashford. Broadhead was on hand to restore the two-goal advantage heading into half-time, however, when he converted Michael Donohue's cross.

The visitors refused to lie down, though, and pulled things back 3-2 shortly after the break when Callum Gribbin struck but Brewster responded again a few minutes later by rounding off his hat-trick.


 Stoke City 3 - 4 Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 6
Saturday 14 November 2015

Stoke

Everton:  O'Loughlin, Lees (80' Lavery), Yates (20' Myers), Feeney, Bainbridge, Davies, Walsh, Dowell (60' Kinsella), Donohue, Evans, Brewster.
Subs not used: N/A.  Scorers: Dowell, Brewster, Walsh, Evans. 

The Young Blues got off to the worst possible start, conceding almost immediately from the kick off, before shipping a second on nine minutes. However, a spirited comeback began when Dowell turned in, before Brewster deservedly levelled things up.

Everton's dominance continued and Walsh made it 3-2, only for the hosts to hit back with a third of their own. But Evans made sure it would be the Toffees' day, smashing home to seal three hard-earned points.


 Everton 2 - 2 Sunderland
U-18 League North Group Match No 7
Saturday 21 November 2015

Finch Farm

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Yates, Myers, Yarney, Feeney, Bainbridge (c), Donohue, Kiersey, Brewster, Lavery, Kinsella.
Subs not used: Jones, Lees, Harrington, Morris.  Scorers: Feeney, Lavery

Steven Kinsella went close in the early going but was foiled brilliantly by the Sunderland keeper before Delial Brewster and Michael Donohue also went close. Morgan Feeney headed home Spencer Myers’ corner just before half-time, though, to send the young Blues into the interval a goal to the good.

Shayne Lavery converted from close range after good work by Brewster to make it 2-0 and put Everton on course for another victory. Sunderland plundered two goals late on, however, to grab a point and bring to an end Everton's run of seven straight wins.


 Everton 0 - 8 Wolverhampton Wanderers
U-18 League North Group Match No 8
Saturday 28 November 2015

Finch Farm

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Yates, Myers, Bainbridge, Lees, Harrington, Donohue, Kiersey, Lavery, Broadhead, Bramall.
Subs not used: Jones, Mellen, Morris, Holland, Yarney.  Scorers: None.

Everton U18s suffered a humbling 8-0 defeat at home to Wolves on Saturday, bringing a stunning end to their eight-game unbeaten run.

The young Blues came into the game as the leaders of the U18 Premier League thanks to an impressive run of results since the start of the season but they were missing the likes of Delial Brewster and were unsettled by changes at the back. It was only the second league defeat so far this campaign for the U18s.


 Liverpool 2 - 1 Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 9
Saturday 5 December 2015

Halewood

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Lees, Myers, Yarney, Foulds, Kiersey, Donohue (90' Lavery) , Bainbridge, Brewster, Broadhead, Kinsella (81' Holland).
Subs not used: Jones, Yates, Bramall.  Scorer: Brewster.

Everton Under-18s remain top of the table despite suffering a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.

At a wet and windy Liverpool Academy, the Toffees – with Matty Foulds starting in defence after being given permission to feature by Bury - fell behind early on. The Reds took the lead after just two minutes and scored again before the break. Everton responded well, however, with Brewster proving a handful for the Reds defence but just as the visitors looked to be getting a foothold in the game, it was the hosts that doubled their advantage just before the half hour mark. ===

The Toffees came out after the break looking for an immediate way back into the game and 10 minutes into the second period they got just that when Brewster, fired home from close range – his 11th goal of the campaign. The momentum was with the Blues and winger Michael Donohue came closest to levelling when his impressive solo run and low drive hit the woodwork. Moments later, Donohue was causing problems once again as he beat his man before whipping in a dangerous cross which just evaded Jack Bainbridge and Nathan Broadhead at the far post. But the young Blues couldn’t manage to turn their late pressure into an equaliser.


 Manchester City 1 - 0 Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 10
Saturday 9 January 2016

Manchester

Everton:  O'Loughlin, Yates, Myers [Y], Baningime, Bainbridge, Yarney, Donohue (65' Lees [Y]), Kiersey, Lavery, Broadhead, Kinsella.
Subs not used:  Jones, Mellen, Harrington, Bramall.  Scorers: None.

Ciaran O'Laughlin scored the only goal of the game from the spot at City Football Academy after Jack Bainbridge was adjudged to have fouled Lukas Nmecha.

The games was the first one for ex-Blues player John Ebbrell who took charge as the latest coach to be rotated in at the Finch Farm Academy.  


 Everton 3 - 1 Middlesbrough
U-18 League North Group Match No 11
Saturday 16 January 2016

Finch Farm

Everton:  O'Loughlin, Yates, Myers, Baningime, Bainbridge, Yarney, Donohue, Kiersey, Lavery, Broadhead, Kinsella. 
Subs not used:  Pierce, Harrington, Bramall, Lees, Mellen. .  Scorers: Broadhead (pen), Bainbridge, Lavery.

Nathan Broadhead got the Young Blues off the mark with a penalty and further strikes by Jack Bainbridge and Shayne Lavery had them 3-0 up by half time.
Mitchell Curry scored a late consolation for the visitors after Broadhead had been shown a straight red card in the 79th minute but John Ebbrell's side held on to ensure they moved back into second place above local rivals Liverpool.


 Everton 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
U-18 League North Group Match No 12
Saturday 30 January 2016

Finch Farm

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Yates, Myers, Baningime, Bainbridge, Yarney, Donohue, Kiersey, Evans, Holland, Bramall. 
Subs not used: Jones, Lees, Morris, Withe, Harrington..  Scorers: Bainbridge.

The Blues sat in third in the table behind Liverpool and Manchester City but with two games in hand over both but fell behind to Marcus Forss's goal after an hour's play.
Bainbridge levelled, though, following a corner to rescue the point at Finch Farm.


 Newcastle United 0 - 8  Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 13
Saturday 6 February 2016

Newcastle

Everton:  O'Loughlin (46' Pierce); Yates, Feeney, Lees, Myers; Harrington, Kiersey (72' Bramall), Donohue, Holland; Evans; Lavery.
Subs not used: Morris, Denny.    Scorers: Evans 3, Lavery 3, Feeney, Myers.

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 3 - 2 Blackburn Rovers
U-18 League North Group Match No 14
Saturday 13 February 2016

Finch Farm

Everton:  O'Loughlin, Yates, Myers, Harrington, Feeney, Yarney, Broadhead, Kiersey, Lavery, Evans, Holland. 
Subs not used: Pierce, Morris, Lees, Baningime, Denny.  Scorers: Broadhead 2, Evans.

Nathan struck twice and Antony Evans added the third for John Ebbrell's side.


 Everton 3 - 1 Derby County
U-18 League North Group Match No 15
Saturday 20 February 2016

Finch Farm

Everton:  O'Loughlin, Yates, Mellen, Harrington, Lees, Yarney, Bramall, Baningime, Lavery, Broadhead, Holland. 
Subs not used:  Pierce, Kiersey, Myers, Withe, Hornby.  Scorers: Broadhead 3.

Nathan Broadhead scored another hat-trick as the Young Blues beat Derby County 3-1 at Finch Farm this morning. The forward had Everton a goal up at half time and doubled the lead with an hour gone before the visitors pulled one back through Luke Thomas. Broadhead made sure of the win with his third late on.


 Reading 0 - 1  Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 16
Saturday 5 March 2016

Finch Farm

Everton:  No Teamsheet available at Everton FC or Youthhawk.
Subs not used: Names.  Scorers: Evans.

The young Blues, who were crowned champions of the division in 2013/14, got the decisive goal after half an hour when Antony Evans rounded off a free-flowing team move.
It was a just reward for a dominant first-half showing, with John Ebbrell’s side unfortunate to not be leading by a greater margin at the half-time interval.

The second period started in a similar fashion to the first, with the Toffees well on top. But the hosts found their rhythm as the half wore on and Everton had to hold on for the win.


 Chelsea 1 - 0 Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 17
Saturday 12 March 2016

London

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Yates, Mellon, Baningime, Feeney, Yarney, Holland, Kiersey, Lavery (67' Brewster), Evans, Broadhead.
Subs not used: Pierce, Harrington, Lees, Morris.  Scorers: None.

John Ebbrell’s side looked bright in the first half but fell behind when defender Dujon Sterling netted just after the half-hour mark.

The Toffees’ attacking intent continued in the second half but despite digging deep in their search for an equaliser, could not find a way past Chelsea stopper Nathan Baxter. Shayne Lavery and the in-form Nathan Holland went closest for the visitors, while goalkeeper Ciaran O’Loughlin had to be at his best at the other end to keep out Chelsea's Isaac Christie-Davies late on.


 Everton 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
U-18 League North Group Match No 18
Saturday 2 April 2016

Finch Farm

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Yates, Myers, Baningime, Harrington, Yarney, Lavery, Morris, Brewster, Holland, Broadhead.
Subs not used:  Pierce, Denny, Virtanen, Moore, Corke.  Scorers: Williams (og), Lavery.

Despite dominating the opening half, the Blues had to wait until the 52nd minute to take the lead when Rovers defender Ben Williams put into his own net following good work from Shayne Lavery. Lavery then doubled the Toffees’ advantage just minutes later when he raced through on goal and fired past keeper Ben Ashcroft.

With a quarter of an hour remaining, Joseph Grayson grabbed one back for the visitors from the penalty spot after Joel Steer had been fouled. But despite late pressure from Blackburn, Kevin Sheedy’s side held out for a much-deserved victory.


 Everton 0 - 4 Liverpool
U-18 League North Group Match No 19
Saturday 9 April 2016

Finch Farm

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Yates, Harrington (77' Morris), Baningime, Lees, Yarney, Lavery (77' Myers), Kiersey, Brewster, Holland (84'Denny), Broadhead.
Subs not used: Pierce.  Scorers: None.

Despite a positive start from the Young Blues, the visitors netted either side of the break through Adam Phillips and Herbie Kane to take control of the mini-derby.

Ben Woodburn added a third on 68 minutes before Reds skipper Trent Arnold completed the scoring from the penalty spot after Josef Yarney had fouled Phillips.


 Fulham 2 - 3 Everton
U-18 League North Group Match No 20
Saturday 16 April 2016

London

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Yates, Lees, Baningime (Harrington 60), Yarney, Myers, Kiersey, Morris, Holland, Broadhead, Brewster (Lavery 15)
Subs not used:  Johnson, Virtanen.  Scorers: Lavery 2, Yates.

The Young Blues produced a perfect response to last weekend’s mini-derby defeat by edging an entertaining five-goal encounter in the capital against the Cottagers.

Substitute Shayne Lavery netted twice for Everton before James Yates scored a late winner in what was a repeat of the Dallas Cup final from three weeks ago.

Nathan Broadhead lifted an early penalty over the crossbar before Everton were dealt a blow on 15 minutes when Delial Brewster was forced off through injury.

Despite the two early setbacks, Everton heads didn’t drop and just a minute after coming onto the field, Lavery opened the scoring with a skilful chip.

The Young Blues held the lead going into half-time but just a couple of minutes after the restart Fulham drew level.

Lavery then restored Everton’s lead on 55 minutes, finishing well after good work down the flank from Spencer Myers.

It looked like the contest would end all-square when Fulham equalised against the run of play.

But with virtually the last kick of the game, full-back Yates beat two men before converting what proved to be the winner.


 Everton 4 - 3 West Ham United
U-18 League North Group Match No 21
Saturday 30 April 2016

Finch Farm

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Yates, Harrington, Denny, Lees, Yarney, Morris, Kiersey, Lavery, Holland, Broadhead.
Subs not used:  Johnson, Myers, Mellen, Virtanen, Mampala.  Scorers: Lavery 2, Broadhead 2 (1 pen), .

The young Blues found themselves 2-0 down after just 21 minutes as both Daniel Kemp and Anthony Scully capitalised on mistakes to give the Hammers full control of the contest.

But Shayne Lavery netted on the half-hour mark before Nathan Broadhead pulled Kevin Sheedy’s side level just seconds before the break.

Broadhead then scored from the penalty spot five minutes into the second half but a Callum Lees own goal levelled the game once again on 65 minutes.

The game showed no signs of slowing down as both sides searched for a winner and it would be the Blues that would find that crucial goal as Lavery slammed home his second of the game to clinch an all-important three points.


 Everton 4 - 4 Manchester City
U-18 League North Group Match No 22
Saturday 3 May 2016

Finch Farm

Everton:  O’Loughlin, Yates, Harrington, Denny, Lees, Yarney, Morris, Kiersey ( C ), Lavery, Holland, Broadhead.
Subs not used: Johnson, Mellen, Baningime, Bramall, Mampala.  Scorers: Holland 2, Broadhead, Lees.

Everton Under-18s twice came from behind to earn a point against Manchester City at Finch Farm, but ultimately the 4-4 draw saw the visitors crowned league champions.

The young Blues headed into the break with a 2-1 advantage after first-half goals from Nathan Holland and Nathan Broadhead had cancelled out Jaden Sancho’s opener.

But the Citizens put themselves back in control of the contest shortly after the interval by scoring three goals in quick succession through Lukas Nmecha, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Aaron Nemane.

Trailing 4-2, the Toffees managed to get one back with Holland netting just after the hour-mark before he then turned provider for Callum Lees who headed home an equaliser 15 minutes from time.


 YOUTH ACADEMY U-18s APPEARANCES, 2015-16
The club is no longer giving proper teamsheets for U-18 games.  The Player Stats here are approximate, with sub appearances likely under-represented.  
Player Apps (Sub) Goals
Ciaran O'Loughlin 26 (0) 0
Nathan Broadhead 23 (0) 17
Jack Kiersey 22 (2) 0
Josef Yarney 21 (0) 0
Spencer Myers 20 (1) 1
Michael Donohue 19 (0) 4
Jack Bainbridge 18 (0) 3
James Yates 18 (0) 1
Beni Baningame 18 (0) 1
Morgan Feeney 16 (2) 2
Callum Lees 16 (2) 2
Shayne Lavery 14 (3) 10
Delial Brewster 14 (2) 11
Danny Bramall 14 (1) 1
Nathan Holland 13 (1) 3
Ryan Harrington 10 (6) 0
Anthony Evans 8 (1) 8
Liam Morris 7 (4) 0
Steven Kinsella 4 (3) 0
Jamie Mellen 4 (1) 0
Liam Walsh 4 (0) 2
Tom Davies 3 (0) 1
Mateusz Hewelt 2 (0) 0
Alex Denny 2 (0) 0
Ben Pierce 1 (1) 0
Kieran Dowell 1 (0) 1
Matty Foulds 1 (0) 0
Aaron Jones 0 (0) 0
Callum Connolly 0 (0) 0
George Withe 0 (0) 0
Fraser Hornby 0 (0) 0
Miko Virtanen 0 (0) 0
Nathan Moore 0 (0) 0
Jordan Corke 0 (0) 0
Martthew Johnson 0 (0) 0
Manasse Mampala 0 (0) 0
     

Everton Under-18 Squad Page at TransferMarket.co.uk

Players from Last Season: To be added  [Strikethrough indicates players that had left by the start of the 2014-15 season]

Players Leaving During the Current Season:


 

 EVERTONU-18s FRIENDLIES, 2015-16
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U-18 Pre-Season Friendly Match No 1
Tuesday 15 July 2014

Finch Farm

Everton: 
Subs not used: N/A  Scorers:  

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