West Brom U18s 4 - 3 Everton U18s
Everton U18s crashed out at The Hawthorns after having taken a 2-goal lead over West Bromwich Albion in the quarterfinals of the FA Youth Cup..
There was an early goal for Everton after just 7 minutes: Bobby Carroll fired the away side in front. Everton doubled their lead after 20 mins when Korede Adedoyin's shot was deflected past Josh Griffiths and into the far corner. The home side pulled one back before the break.
West Brom continued their recovery, scoring an equalizer soon after the break. But there was an instant response from Everton as Ellis Simms rifled home a loose ball to put Everton back in front.
However, the Brommies really dug in and they were finally rewarded with not one but two goals in the space of three minutes. And things got worse for Everton when they had a man sent off as frustrations get the better of them: Mackenzie Hunt was dismissed for a bad tackle.
And so the young Blues, who had been having one of their better seasons, couldn't sustain a faltering campaign, making it 7 defeats in the last 9 games that have seen them drop out of four different cup competitions.Everton U18s: Tyrer, Richards, Collins, Joe Anderson, Astley, Iversen, Adedoyin, Carroll, Simms, Hunt [R], Gordon.
Subs not Used: Barrett, Hughes, Quirk, Warren, Dobbin.
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1 Posted 26/02/2019 at 14:22:28
2 Posted 26/02/2019 at 18:59:07
Admission at the Hawthorns is £5 for adults and £1 for concessions. Tickets available on the gate.
Good luck, lads! 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/9gHN4PpT2U— Everton Academy (@EvertonAcademy) February 26, 2019
3 Posted 26/02/2019 at 19:11:45
4 Posted 26/02/2019 at 19:26:23
5 Posted 26/02/2019 at 19:34:01
So busy I forgot we had a this 'double header' today.
No live stream links I'm guessing then, Michael?
So once again Everton quickly going 2-0 early in the game.
Don't let it slip like you nearly did at Stoke, boys...
9 Posted 26/02/2019 at 20:26:20
WBA twitter feed for updates, nothing on Evertons.
10 Posted 26/02/2019 at 20:45:20
11 Posted 26/02/2019 at 20:47:14
12 Posted 26/02/2019 at 20:47:51
13 Posted 26/02/2019 at 21:22:24
Just the U23s left for silverware this season (unless you count the SportPesa trophy...)
14 Posted 26/02/2019 at 21:23:55
15 Posted 27/02/2019 at 15:35:32
Well, they haven't learned much from this season, they fell asleep versus Sunderland, Brighton and Stoke and let those teams back into the game but managed to win... but not this time.
Some good players in the squad, a lot of them will play in this cup next season, I hope they have learned something from this season, and that goes for the coach as well, unless Brands changes the whole coaching structure at Finch Farm.
16 Posted 27/02/2019 at 17:36:30
For me Tait and his coaches have done a decent job this season, the style of play compared to last season has been a big step up. He's utilised our attacking strengths, moved players around to see them in different positions, integrated the 1st year Scholars well and brought on 2nd years like Iversen, John and Simms to a level that's enabled them to play at U23s.
The u18s are a marked contrast to our U23s who concede very few goals, and score very few goals. And from the 7 2nd years starting last night, all of them have a decent chance of getting professional contracts.
I'm disappointed we didn't win last night, but not the end of the world.
17 Posted 27/02/2019 at 18:59:40
I've said before, they look over-coached to me and can't seem to think for themselves. After 30 minutes in the Brighton tie, it was mostly one-way traffic with Brighton much the better team and the coach was unable to stop the attacking play of Brighton. Maybe he just hasn't got the players?
Simms does the job of scoring but doesn't work hard enough. Gordon, like Dowell, comes and goes in a game. I appreciate they are just out of school and don't like criticising for the sake of it, but there has been something missing from this team, in this competition. Let's see if they can make up for this loss by winning the league; they are still in contention. Let's see if Paul Tait can get a little bit more out of them.
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