Everton U18s draw with Newcastle United

22/10/2022 3comments  |  Jump to last
Everton U18s 1 - 1 Newcastle United U18s

Everton U18s drew with Newcastle United after scoring early at Finch Farm.

The young Blues are looking to get back on track after a disastrous game last week when two players were sent off and two late goals conceded to give Blackburn Rivers a 4-2 win.

The Blues started brightly and were ahead in the 2nd minute when Coby Ebere scored.  

It stayed that way until just before the break, when the visitors equalized... and that's the way it finished.

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Ebere was substituted at halftime as a precaution after feeling discomfort in his hamstring. U16 England goalkeeper Doug Lukjanciks also came on for his debut at this level as a second-half sub.

Everton U18s: Graham (46' Lukjanciks), Dixon, Moonan, Tierney, Wright, Bates, J Patterson [Y:90+3'], Apter, Heath, Ebere (46' Beaumont-Clark), Smikle-James.
Subs not Used: Coughlan, Wilson, I Samuels-Smith.


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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 22/10/2022 at 13:40:55
1-1 at half time with a goal from Eber in the second minute with Newcastle scoring just before half time, we have had the better chances but not converting them.
Michael Kenrick
2 Posted 23/10/2022 at 09:45:57
A bit more on the goalscorer, Coby Ebere:

Everton Under-18s assistant manager Kieran Driscoll rued the injury to the player of Nigerian origin whose presence was a menace to the opposition.

“It was a shame we had to bring him off, but it would have been too high-risk for him to continue.

“His goal was really well taken. Coby is in a good place and has started the season well. He looks full of confidence," the assistant manager told Everton's official website.

Ebere has played nonstop at Everton since the age of eleven, rising through the ranks before signing his first professional contract in September 2022, a deal that will keep him at Goodison Park until 30 June 2025.

Phill Thompson
3 Posted 23/10/2022 at 15:02:55
The interesting one from this match is young 15 year old goalkeeper Doug Lukjanciks. He played the whole of the second half in what was a planned replacement, presumably to give him exposure and experience.

Although he's the youngest, he's rated as the best young goalkeeper coming through, ahead of Seb Jensen and George Pickford, two other well thought of young goalkeepers.

Lukjanciks has been a regular with the England age groups and won finals with both our U14s and U15s last season. If he becomes our regular U18s goalkeeper this season, that'll be quite a statement for one so young.

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