U18s crash out of PL Cup at Middlesbrough

Saturday, 26 January, 2019 5comments  |  Jump to last
Middlesbrough U18s 4 - 1 Everton U18s

Everton U18s suffered their second loss in a week at Rockliffe Park, crashing out of the U18 Premier League Cup 4-1 to Middlesbrough.

This was a knock-out quarter-final arranged between the winners of Group A and Group D.

Ellis Simms was on target again from the penalty spot but it was a long way short of what was needed to beat the hosts. Barney McKeown on as one of two half-time subs, was sent off, reducing the visitors to 10 men as the Blues lost to Middlesbrough for the second time in just 8 days.

Everton U18s: Barrett, Zuk (46' Collins), Joe Anderson, Richards, Warren (46' McKeown [Y;R]), Iversen, Adedoyin [Y], Carroll, Simms, Hughes (67' Quirk), Hunt [Y].
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Sam Hoare
2 Posted 27/01/2019 at 20:42:42
Great cup weekend for the blues!
Steve Ferns
3 Posted 27/01/2019 at 21:16:42
Looks like the wheels came off for the U18s as they lost again.
Phill Thompson
4 Posted 28/01/2019 at 13:19:33
It's not unusual for these youngsters to go through bad runs and be inconsistent. I remember a couple of seasons ago they lost 8-0 to Wolves at home while top of the league and lost the next few games too.

I haven't seen the team, but suspect some of our best defenders Kyle John, Ryan Astley, Michael Collins we're missing. Bobby Carroll was also injured recently, not sure if he's still out but he makes us tick.

Michael Kenrick
5 Posted 28/01/2019 at 23:04:06
Finally tracked down the teamsheet at Youthhawk.

I think it was a reasonably strong team... except no Harry Tryer in goal (not sure if he was on the bench?). This might have been Jack Barrett's debut at this level.

And a return for Michael Collins, coming on at half-time. I'm pretty sure that's his first appearance this season, meaning he's coming back from a very long-term injury.

Phill Thompson
6 Posted 29/01/2019 at 15:32:35
Thanks Michael, certainly strong enough team on paper, I guess a number of the 2nd years who played are unlikely to get contracts. As you say Collins is coming back from injury, Elliott Richards not long back too, hard to judge their potential.

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