Everton U18s come back to draw at Derby County

28/01/2023 11comments  |  Jump to last
Derby County U18s 3 - 3 Everton U18s

Everton U18s travelled to Derby County Football Academy where they came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 in the U18 Premier League with a hat-trick from Martin Sherif.

They missed the chance to go above rivals Liverpool last week, albeit with a creditable 2-2 draw away from home, and remain firmly midtable in a slew of 8 clubs separated by just 2 points or fewer.

A couple of new names appearing for the first time at this level: Eric Hanbury, George Morgan and Harrison Armstrong, with Kieran Driscoll in charge of the team as Leighton Baines was called up with Paul Tait to take first-team training last week after the removal of Frank Lampard.   

Derby went ahead in the first half and increased their lead in the second half to 3-0 before Everton struck through Sherif. 

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After the new names, Morgan and Armstrong were subbed in, Sherif got his second goal from the spot but it was in the 88th minute. However, Sherif wanted that hat-trick and he got it with a tying goal in the 4th minute of added time. 

Everton U18s: Hanbury, Wilson, Metcalfe (46' Maher), Wright [Y:15'] (66' Smikle-James), Butler, O Samuels-Smith, Coughlan (80' Morgan), Beaumont-Clark, Heath, Cahill [Y:70'] (80' Armstrong [Y:89']), Sherif.
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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 28/01/2023 at 12:49:48
Losing 2-0 after 48 minutes, the season finished for me when they were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup very early in the competition.

I just hope we get two or three decent players out of this squad. I expected them to have done a lot better than they have done this season.

Michael Kenrick
2 Posted 28/01/2023 at 12:59:32
I found a lad Eric Hanbury who's listed as an U18 goalkeeper – plays for Man Utd though. Any chance it is he whom we have acquired as our major signing this window?
Tony Everan
3 Posted 28/01/2023 at 13:04:00
3-1. Sherif starts the big comeback

Michael, Eric Hanbury was on a ‘youth loan‘ to Southampton last season, then on loan to Bradford playing with their U19s. Now with us. Maybe this is a youth loan as well?

He is from Holland, with a very English-sounding name.

Michael Kenrick
4 Posted 28/01/2023 at 13:14:02
Good work, Tony,

Where did you hear about him joining Everton? Do we know when this happened?

Phill Thompson
5 Posted 28/01/2023 at 13:40:21
3-3 final score — incredible, Sheriff hat-trick!
Phill Thompson
6 Posted 28/01/2023 at 13:46:30
Tony & Michael,

Derby Twitter has “ A sublime fingertip save from Eail Hanbury denies us a fourth.“ Seems they are calling him 'Eail', but knowing us we supplied a handwritten team sheet and it's really 'Eric'. If Eric Hanbury had a Scholarship at Man Utd then we would have signed him on a pro contract to get him.

George Morgan has been on the bench before but no minutes before today, he's a Wales U16 player, supposedly highly regarded apparently.

Tony Everan
7 Posted 28/01/2023 at 15:18:42
Michael, Can’t find any info about him joining us. But four years ago when he was 13 we were tracking him and gave him an opportunity to join but he chose Manchester. So it looks like we have been keeping an eye on his progress.
Brent Stephens
8 Posted 28/01/2023 at 15:21:17
And that Sherif hatrick was in the last 20 minutes! Give Sherif a medal.
Phill Thompson
9 Posted 28/01/2023 at 16:12:02
Were you at Haigh Avenue last night Brent?
Dave Williams
10 Posted 28/01/2023 at 16:35:15
Sounds like the good old days- Heath, Wright, Maher, Wilson and Cahill- if only….!!!
Brent Stephens
11 Posted 28/01/2023 at 17:48:25
I couldn't make it, Phill. Managed to watch first half and some of second half on Everton's live stream. Okoronkwo looked good.

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