Everton U21s hammer Hartlepool Utd in Papa John's Trophy

18/10/2022 28comments  |  Jump to last
Hartlepool Utd 0 - 6 Everton U21s [80']

Everton U21s travel to County Durham this evening for their third and final group game in the Papa John's (EFL) Trophy, against Hartlepool Utd, and walked off with a very impressive six-goal victory that puts them into the next round.  

Tom Cannon registered the opener after a nice move.

Mackenzie Hunt added the second after 20 minutes 

The Hartlepool keeper made a mistake for Everton's third goal, Stan Mills scoring after 28 minutes. 

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Tom Cannon registered the fourth goal of the night with a wonderful effort.

Stan Mills got his second and Everton's fifth after 53 minutes

Charlie Whittaker rounded off the scoring, slotting the 6th goal on 71 minutes. 

Everton U21s: Leban, John, Welch, Anderson, I Samuels-Smith (62' Campbell), Hunt (62' Okoronkwo), Mills (61' Kouyate), Quirk, McAllister (62' Djankpata), Whitaker, Cannon (78' Mallon).

Subs not Used: Barrett.

Attendance: 1,247 


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Rob Halligan
1 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:10:19
U21s 1-0. Thomas Cannon finding the bag of the onion bag.
Brent Stephens
2 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:15:54
Is Price injured? Not even on the bench tonight.
Brent Stephens
3 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:20:52
Excellent second by Hunt. Initial wing work from Mills.
Rob Halligan
4 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:20:57
2-0. Break down the right, with Mackenzie Hunt knocking in at the far post.
Rob Halligan
5 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:27:47
3-0. Stan Mills, but OMG, what an error by the goalie. A weak shot, the goalie bends down to pick the ball up, and it trickles through his legs, barely crossing the goal line.
Brian Cleveland
6 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:34:10
I've got a stream with no commentary, funny as hell listening to the fans slagging off their team. Plenty of industrial language...
Danny O’Neill
7 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:35:25
Official member. Logged in but cannot find it.

I thought I was relatively technical as well.

Danny O’Neill
8 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:38:14
Sorted. Just use the App on your phone.

Sods law. I get access and the players leave the pitch.

Brent Stephens
9 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:38:17
Danny - home page, top right!
Brian Cleveland
10 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:38:39
As I've no commentary, can someone say why they've gone off?
Phill Thompson
11 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:43:54
Danny, I had problems too, logged in but still wouldn't open, got there eventually from the official email. 🤷‍♂️
Brent Stephens
12 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:44:44
A drone was over the ground so they had to go off.
Danny O’Neill
13 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:47:36
Booing your own young players back onto the pitch.


Brent Stephens
14 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:49:26
Cannon cracker goal.
Danny O’Neill
15 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:50:25
The pass was great but looked beyond him.

Great recovery from Cannon to make the chance and a great finish.

Brian Cleveland
16 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:51:31
"better off letting the supporters play second half, got more fucking fight... GERINTAHIM !"
this is better without commentary
Danny O’Neill
17 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:52:18
The lads look very comfortable on the football. Forget the result. That is really encouraging.
Brian Cleveland
18 Posted 18/10/2022 at 19:57:45
That was a let off, didn't think that was a foul, just stronger desire to win it.
Danny O’Neill
19 Posted 18/10/2022 at 20:01:11
Not sure why that was ruled out. How come we don't get those decisions on the big stage?

Booing young players off after booing them back on. What's that all about?

Brian Cleveland
20 Posted 18/10/2022 at 20:17:21
It's not the young boys being booed is it? I think it's the big boys receiving the wrath of the supporters isn't it?

But all the same, it is a good reminder of how not to encourage your team.

Danny O’Neill
21 Posted 18/10/2022 at 20:46:43
Players wanting and comfortable on the ball. Maybe a system being introduced. Enjoying their football and no fear.
Danny O’Neill
22 Posted 18/10/2022 at 21:11:55
Well done young blues.

Not just the result. The performance.

I could see a system that I could relate to how the first team is trying to play.

Maybe finally we're seeing something being implemented that is going to resonate throughout the club.

I still don't get booing young players.

Over to you seniors and Everton. The young lads have set the scene. A win in the North-East.

Sam Hoare
23 Posted 18/10/2022 at 21:46:25
Encouraging result and performance once more. Some interesting talents in this team. I can't honestly say that any seem superstars to me yet but certainly a few who could be capable of contributing to teams at the top level.

Would be interesting to see how Cannon did in a Championship or league one team. Dobbin has had a mixed time so far.

David Bromwell
24 Posted 19/10/2022 at 08:27:28
This was a great result, how long is it since an Everton team won 6 nil away from home?

I always liked David Unsworth, but like many others he simply stayed too long. This season, the lads seem to be playing to a better system and seem to regularly feature players who win the ball in midfield and set up goal-scoring opportunities.

Let's hope the progress continues, and maybe in the next round a home tie under the lights at Goodison would be nice.

Phill Thompson
25 Posted 19/10/2022 at 09:24:16
One of our best performances at this level for quite some time, despite poor opposition.

Paul Tait is getting the best out of the likes of Hunt, McAllister and particularly last night Seb Quirk. I don't believe any of these three will make it to the first team but all are improving and can make a career in the game.

And it was nice to see some U18s getting involved. Ishe Samuels-Smith looks so calm and composed on the ball for a 16-year-old. Djankpata looks impressive in midfield whenever he comes on, I can see him starting at U21 before too long, Okoronkwo always seems to be at his best playing wide left despite being touted as a No 9.

A final shout-out for Charlie Whitaker, one of my favourites and it's great to see him getting back to the form he had 15 months ago before his injury.

Trevor Edwards
26 Posted 19/10/2022 at 11:59:00
Can't disagree with anything Phil (25) said.

Time is probably running out for the likes of Quirk, McAllister, Hunt and Anderson, probably even John, in terms of making our first team, but they are certainly having good seasons.

The goal scorers will get the headlines but I thought McAllister and Quirk dominated the midfield, really powerful displays. Great to see Whitaker getting his mojo back and Samuels-Smith is a real talent, reminds me a bit of Antonee Robinson at this age.

James Flynn
27 Posted 19/10/2022 at 20:06:01
Opinions on Cannon's athleticism? He seems to have a nose for goal.

Robert Tressell
28 Posted 20/10/2022 at 16:38:37
Really impressive. Good work by Tait. Looking forward to seeing Djankpata and more of Samuels-Smith.

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