Everton get home tie in FA Youth Cup

Monday, 12 November, 2018 6comments  |  Jump to last

Everton have been drawn at home to play either Sunderland or Oldham Athletic in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup.

The game is provisionally scheduled to take place at Goodison Park on Saturday, 15 December 2018, kick-off set for 19:00 — although this is yet to be confirmed by the Club.

It's now 20 years since Everton last won the FA Youth Cup, despite their reputation as one of the leading Development Academies in English professional football.

The U18 side who will contest the fixture are currently without question the best team in the land at that level, despite registering their first defeat of the season last week to local rivals Liverpool.

But they reacted brilliantly to that minor setback at the weekend by hammering TEN goals past West Brom at Finch Farm in their second Group D match of the U18 Premier League Cup.

No more games just now until after the International Break, when they travel to Sunderland on 24 November.

 

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Mark Andersson
1 Posted 13/11/2018 at 06:56:06
Let's hope they go on to lift the cup... win the league – and shove one up the Red Shite!
Phill Thompson
2 Posted 13/11/2018 at 09:27:51
A competition that has been dominated by Chelsea over the past six or seven years, with Man City also in the mix. Not an easy one to win when clubs play their best players who sometimes don't play U18 Premier League games.

And we've all too often fallen at the first or second hurdle in recent years, I'm thinking of the time we brought back Davies, Walsh, Connolly, Dowell and lost.

This time though we've had a largely settled team with only a few playing up so they should be easily reintegrated. As ever with any Everton team, I have high hopes. :-)

Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 13/11/2018 at 17:16:42
I second that, Phill, is Anthony Gordon young enough to play this season? Also Kyle John, the full-back?
Simon Smith
4 Posted 13/11/2018 at 18:29:22
Simms to shoot us all the way, methinks!

Well worth a watch, if I can get the game, I will be going as a very interested spectator.

Frank Wade
5 Posted 13/11/2018 at 20:42:29
Dave, I like a little puzzle. No date of birth for Anthony Gordon on official site but... it says he was our 6th youngest debutant at age 16 years 286 days on 7th December 2017 when he played v Apollon Limassol. Cheating and using Excel to do the subtraction, it tells me his date of birth was 28 February 2001, which puts him at age 17, will be 18 in February. So, if my maths are correct, the answer is Yes.

Kyle John is listed in the U18 squad. I don't have his date of birth but, looking at his photo on official site, he won't be getting served in a pub anytime soon.

Dave Abrahams
6 Posted 14/11/2018 at 13:25:27
Frank (5), thanks, I hope we play all our outstanding youngsters in this competition. If we do, we will have a very good run at this cup, and if we play at a decent time, we will get good crowds watching them.

Mind you, the bigger the crowds for youngsters can put a lot of pressure on them; they tend to play better away in these games, because there is less pressure.

Thanks again, Frank.

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