Everton U18s draw at Liverpool Academy in the micro-derby

14/01/2023 9comments  |  Jump to last
Liverpool U18s 2 - 2 Everton U18s

Everton U18s earned a creditable draw at the Liverpool Academy in the micro-derby with a last-minute equalizer from Martin Sherif.

Coach Leighton Baines will be looking for a reaction after the Young Blues were dumped out of the FA Youth Cup at Watford last weekend.

However, their form in the U18 Premier League has been mixed as they come into this match firmly in mid-table, sitting one place and one point behind the Reds.

The home side went ahead after just 5 minutes but the Young Blues equalized through Martin Sherif after some good pressure, and that's how it stood at the break. 

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However, the Young Reds got another go-ahead goal just before the hour-mark.

But once again it was Martin Sherif with another vial goal in the 90th minute, and either side could have won it with very good chances in added time.

Everton U18s: Jensen, Dixon/Quintyne, Butler, O Samuels-Smith, Wilson, Bates, Beaumont-Clark, Apter, Sherif, Barker, Heath.
Subs: Graham, Maher, Metcalfe, Cahill, Smikle-James


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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 14/01/2023 at 10:30:41
BTW, for any with strong stomachs, the U18s micro-derby is Live by way of LFCTV:

10.55AM GMT Live U18s football: Watch Liverpool v Everton

You have to subscribe to LFCTV GO (Arrrgh!) but you can get a month free using the code GOFREE23, and then cancel after the game.

Tony Abrahams
2 Posted 14/01/2023 at 10:34:20
Can anyone go in and watch these games getting played live, or is it played behind lock & key?
Michael Kenrick
3 Posted 14/01/2023 at 11:00:41
Touchy one there, Tony.

Back in the day, we used to benefit hugely here on ToffeeWeb from the submission of youth team match reports provided by a certain Steve Milne (perhaps you know him?).

Then, one day, they just abruptly stopped.

Apparently, the club didn't take kindly to all this excellent scouting analysis and talent-spotting service, aimed squarely at their young proteges gleaned from his attendance at such games, that was being provided free gratis for all and sundry to plunder the Academy.

Hmmm… perhaps that's why the Academy hasn't produced nowt worth a shout ever since...

All together now.. It's the Fans's Fault!!!

Duncan McDine
4 Posted 14/01/2023 at 11:23:19
I can’t bring myself to sign up to LFCTV, so if anyone is watching, please give a few updates. Cheers
Danny O’Neill
5 Posted 14/01/2023 at 11:27:51
Boring Danny repeat moment, but I've watched the youth teams at Schalke the morning before matches, moving around the different pitches. First team players present and talking to supporters.

I've watch the Ajax youth teams training.

Our culture at the elite level seems to be about nabbing talent and locking them behind closed doors.

We are currently being afforded the privilege of first team training and smiley faces on the official website.

Sorry, it's match day and I'm trying to stay positive.

Tony Abrahams
6 Posted 14/01/2023 at 11:29:19
Nearly all these teams play without any real individual craft or flair, imo, and when I have watched games at this level, I’ve often thought that the game was more about the coach, than the players, and both teams often appear to be playing from the same coaching manual.

Maybe I’m cynical Michael, but your story about Steve Milne, (who I don’t know) took me back to a lad who used to try and watch every Nottingham Forest game, whenever the youth team, reserves or first team were in action.

I hope I’m not being boring but this fella had come from Glasgow, to live in Nottingham, such was his affection for Forest, and I actually helped to get him a lift home on the team coach on more than one occasion, when it became clear he was going to be stranded overnight because he didn’t drive, and it might have got him to give me, a much more favourable analysis, in his match reports!!

He died very young this man, very sad, but he told me about the time Brian Clough, gave him one of the best moments of his life, and this is also why I always felt confident asking the coaching staff, (who I never had much time for) could they give the lad a lift home.

He told me he was stood outside the Jubilee club, partly inside the Forest stadium and connected to the main stand after Forest had just played one Easter Saturday. Suddenly Clough appeared, and asked him and two other fanatical Forest Fans, where they going to Man Utd, on the Easter Monday? Yes boss they replied, he said to them that the first team coach leaves at 10.45 from here, so make sure you get here in time if you want to come with us. (What’s this got to do with Everton, I know)

I always loved that story, it warmed my heart, one of the greatest managers of all time, showing his appreciation to some incredible fans, but nowadays you can’t even get into the training ground to watch the younger kids play.

Football isn’t what it used to be Michael, it’s full of money, but it hasn’t half lost its soul!

Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 14/01/2023 at 11:55:43
Sherif equalises, half time score 1-1, can’t get on to watch the match,tried for ages so I’m going back to sit in the Dunces section of the technology class I’m in!!
Dave Abrahams
8 Posted 14/01/2023 at 12:45:24
2-1 to Liverpool after sixty nine minutes, don’t know the scorer.
Dave Abrahams
9 Posted 14/01/2023 at 13:24:05
So we got a draw,better than nothing, didn’t see the game but Sherif looks a good strong lad with a bit more time to grow and maybe he will form a good strikers partnership with the big lad from we bought from Sunderland two years ago ( I can’t spell his name) and be ready when we are up and running as a club.

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