David Unsworth's side held a lead thanks to Nathan Holland's 13th minute strike but goals by Josh Thompson and Neil Ashton put the hosts 2-1 up going into the break.
While Unsworth made a number of second-half changes to give minutes to the likes of Luke Garbutt, Harry Charsley and Conor McAleny, James Gray added a third for Southport to round out the scoring.
Everton U23s: Gray (Griffiths 46), Jones, Robinson (Garbutt 46), Walsh, Feeney (Yarney 78), Foulds, Holland (Donohue 57), Ledson (Broadhead 72), Duffus (Dyson 57), Evans (McAleny 46), Henen (Charsley 46).
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1 Posted 31/07/2016 at 19:38:16
Impressed with Jones at right back who is a Coleman clone going forward. Some useful looking ball players throughout the side but on today's performance, they are light years away from the first team. Admittedly a number were missing due to Dresden but still a disappointing performance nonetheless.
2 Posted 31/07/2016 at 19:45:08
How did little Liam Walsh play? A bit of a favourite of mine.
3 Posted 31/07/2016 at 20:46:00
Walsh did okay, particularly in the first half. Busy and very good on the ball. I can see he has ability but Southport were physically stronger than us overall and it affected him and many others. Hope they play there again during the season.
4 Posted 31/07/2016 at 20:58:33
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9 Posted 01/08/2016 at 14:44:49
Thanks, Gary. I know they are building additional facilities at Finch Farm and there was talk of the Under-23s playing there at some point. I'll keep an eye on the website.
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