An unusual line-up at the Merseyrail Community Stadium in Southport was hammered by four-goal star Marcus Browne, who saw his West Ham side triumph emphatically over Unsworth's Under-23s
Fielding a few younger players, and with Shani Tarashaj making his first-ever appearance in an Everton shirt, they had no answer to the finishing of Marcus Browne. After making his surprise start, Tarashaj failed to impress and he was substituted for 17-year-old Manasse Mampala at half-time.
After last week's 4-3 reverse to Man City, that's 8 goals conceded to two games any remote thoughts of retaining the PL2 trophy. It's now six defeats in seven for Unsworth's young Blues, who were only able to name four substitutes, despite Boris Mathis returning early from his half-season loan at Northampton.
Everton U23s: Hewelt, Bramall, Markelo, Denny, Ouzounidis, Foulds, Tarashaj (46' Mampala), Grant (73' Simms), Lavery (46' Mathis), Bowler, Henen.
Subs not Used: Hilton.