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Everton Under-18s, 2022-23

Lineups, scores and brief match details for Everton Academy Under-18s side from Finch Farm.

[FA Youth Cup, 2022-23]

Results & Fixtures  A record of Everton's Under-18 matches during the season
League Setup  An explanation of the Under-18 Premier League setup
League Table  Everton's position in the North Group table
Match Details  Teamsheets and brief reports for each match
Appearances  A table of Under-18 appearances and goals
Friendlies Results from Under-18 friendly matches
Manager: Leighton Baines

Everton Under-18s start the 2022-23 season with a fresh young tranche of new Academy Scholars for their games in the U-18 Premier League,  the U18 Premier League Cup, and the FA Youth Cup.


U18 Premier League ― North Group All KOs are UK time
Date Opponent Result Scorers Venue Notes
Sat 13 Aug Nottm Forest (A) 2 - 3Okoronkwo, Ebere Impact Arena PLN: 1
  Sat 20 Aug Sunderland (H)   2 - 3 Okoronkwo, Apter Finch Farm PLN: 2
  Fri  2 Sep Derby County (H)   1 - 0 Tierney Finch Farm PLC:B1
  Sat  17 Sep Wolves (A)   0 - 1   Sir Jack Hayward Ground PLN: 3
Sat  1 Oct Manchester City (H) 1 - 0 Dixon Finch Farm PLN: 4
  Sat  8 Oct Chelsea (A)   1 - 2 Apter Cobham Training Centre PLC:B2
Sat 15 Oct Stoke City (A) 2 - 1 Bickerton (og), Ebere Clayton Wood PLN: 5
Tue 18 Oct Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 4 Sherif, Ebere Finch Farm PLN: 6
  Sat 22 Oct Newcastle Utd (H)   1 - 1 Ebere Finch Farm PLN: 7
  Sat 29 Oct Middlesbrough (A)   0 - 2   Rockliffe Park PLN: 8
  Sat  5 Nov Southampton (H)   1 - 1   Finch Farm PLC:B3
  Sat 26 Nov Liverpool (H)   2 - 1   Finch Farm PLN: 9
  Sat  3 Dec Derby County (H)   5 - 1   Finch Farm PLN:10
  Fri  9 Dec Reading (H)   3 - 0     FAYC:3
Sat 17 Dec Leeds Utd (A) 1 - 1   Thorp Arch Grange PLN:11
Fri  9 Dec Watford (A)   1 - 3     FAYC:4
  Sat 14 Jan Liverpool (A)   2 - 2   Liverpool Academy PLN:12
  Sat 28 Jan Derby County (A)   3 - 3   Derby Academy PLN:13
  Tue  7 Feb Barrow (A)   0 - 3     LaSC:4
  Sat 18 Feb Blackburn Rovers (A)   2 - 1 Brockhall PLN:14
  Sat 25 Feb Nottingham Forest (H)   2 - 2   Finch Farm PLN:15
  Tue 28 Feb Marine (A)   0 - 3     LaSC:4
Wed  7 Mar Wolves (H) 1 - 1   Finch Farm PLN:16
  Sat 11 Mar Manchester City (A)   0 - 4   Academy Stadium PLN:17
  Sat 18 Mar Leeds Utd (H)   4 - 2   Finch Farm PLN:18
  Sat 15 Apr Sunderland (A)   1 - 4 Barker Academy of Light PLN:19
Tue 18 Apr Middlesbrough (H) 3 - 0 Sherif, Heath, Barker Finch Farm PLN:20
  Sat 22 Apr Newcastle Utd (A)   1 - 1 Beaumont-Clark Newcastle Utd Academy PLN:21
  Sat 29 Apr Stoke City (H)   3 - 0 Barker, Beaumont-Clark 2 Finch Farm PLN:22
  Tue  2 May Manchester Utd (A)   1 - 1 Sherif Carrington PLN:23
  Fri  5 May Manchester Utd (H)   2 - 2 Ebere 2 Finch Farm PLN:24
U18s Pre-season Friendlies All KOs are UK time
Date Opponent Result Scorers Venue Notes

PLN = U18 Premier League (North)
PLC = U18 Premier League Cup
FAYC = FA Youth Cup

FA U18 PREMIER LEAGUE, Northern Group Table, 2022-23

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City 19 13 3 3 53 21 32 42
2 Liverpool 19 11 3 5 58 34 24 36
3 Blackburn Rovers 17 9 3 5 42 23 19 30
4 Derby County 20 7 5 8 27 46 -19 26
5 Manchester United 15 7 4 4 36 33 3 25
6 Wolves 14 7 3 4 26 21 5 24
7 Middlesbrough 18 6 6 6 29 35 -6 24
8 Burnley 18 6 5 7 30 31 -1 23
9 Sunderland 17 7 2 8 26 29 -3 23
10 Leeds United 20 6 5 9 46 53 -7 23
10 Everton 19 6 5 8 24 31 -7 23
12 Nottingham Forest 17 5 4 8 21 27 -6 19
13 Stoke City 19 4 4 11 25 42 -17 16
14 Newcastle United 18 2 6 10 24 41 -17 12


FA U18 Premier League

The U18 Premier League replaced the Premier Academy League at the start of the 2012-13 season with the aim to enhance youth development and help transition players between the Academy and First Team.

The 2022-23 Under-18 Premier League is the 10th campaign of the top tier of the Under-18 Development League. This season, the league has been expanded to 28 Category 1 Development teams, split regionally into north and south groups. Teams face their regional opponents both home and away before the top team in each group face face each other to determine the national champion. Manchester City are the defending Champions from 2021-22, beating Southampton 2-1 in the final.

Age requirement: Clubs are not allowed to field any outfield players outside of the U18 age category. However, the goalkeeper is permitted to come from the U19 age category.

The 14 clubs in the North Group of the 2022-23 U18 Premier League are:

Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Derby County, Everton, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion & Wolverhampton Wanderers

The 14 clubs in the South Group of the 2022-23 U18 Premier League are:

Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Fulham, Leicester City, Norwich City, Reading, Southampton, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur & West Ham United.

Under-18 Premier League – Match Details, 2022-23

The section below contains team details, scorers, and brief match reports for Everton Under-18 matches during the 2022-23 Season.

Nottingham Forest 3 - 2 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #1
Saturday 13 August 2022
Impact Arena, Alfreton

Everton U18s kicked off their new season with a narrow loss at Nottingham Forest after leading 2-1 in the second half at The Impact Arena in Alfreton.

It was the first U18 league game in charge for Leighton Baines, with Paul Tait moving up to take charge of the U21s after David Unsworth left the club last April.  

The home side took the lead through an own goal finished by Tierney. But Everon gained the upper hand after the break with goals from Francis Okoronkwo and Coby Ebere. 

But Forest were level just after the hour mark and got the winner inside the last 10 minutes.

Everton U18s: Graham, Quintyne, Wright, Tierney, I Samuels-Smith, Patterson, Apter (90' O Samuels-Smith), Barker (84' Beaumount-Clark), Ebere (85' Sherif), Djankpata (72' Bates), Okoronkwo.
Subs not Used:

Everton 2 -3 Sunderland

U18 Premier League North, Game #2
Saturday 20 August 2022
USM Finch Farm

Everton U18s were 2-0 up against Sunderland but gave up 3 goals and 3 points in a disastrous second half for coach Leighton Baines.

Kick-off was a 12:30 BST and Leighton Baines was looking to chalk up his first win after his Academy charges suffered a narrow opening-day defeat at Nottingham Forest last weekend. 

Baines must have liked what he saw: he went with the exact same starting line-up and subs bench. And they returned exactly the same scoreline!

Everton took the lead after 27 minutes when Francis Okoronkwo converted following a corner. Matthew Apter made it 2-0 just before the break. 

But then it all went pear-shaped in the second half as the visitors knocked in three goals to take the victory.

Everton U18s: Graham, Dixon, Tierney, Ishe Samuels-Smith, Wright, Patterson, Apter (79' Bates), Djankpata, Ebere, Barker (75' Beaumont-Clark), Okoronkwo (71' Sheriff).
Subs not Used: Jensen, Odin Samuels-Smith.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #3
Saturday 17 September 2022
USM Finch Farm

Wolves took the lead in added time at the end of the first half after Heath and Djankpata had chances to score.

Their full-back collected the ball in his own third and bursts forward, mazing in and out of Everton players, and rounding off a crazy run with a tidy slotted finish past Jensen.

And that's the way it stayed in the second half, Baines's boys suffering their third defeat in as many games of the U18 Premier League season. 

Everton U18s: Jensen, Quintyne, Wright [Y:55'] (86' Tierney), Jones, I Samuels-Smith, Beaumont-Clark, Apter, J Patterson [Y:61'] (78' Bates), Heath (86' Coughlan), Sherif, Djankpata  (60' Smikle-James).
Subs not Used: G Pickford. 

Everton 1 - 0 Manchester City

U18 Premier League North, Game #4
Saturday 1 October 2022
USM Finch Farm

Everton went ahead after 12 minutes, with a splendid solo goal from Roman Dixon who ran from his own half, going past City players with ease before firing past the keeper.

The score remained the same despite City efforts to get back into the game, giving Leighton Baines his first league win at this level. 

Everton U18s: Jensen, Dixon, Tierney, Wilson, Wright [Y:80'], Apter, J Patterson [Y:90'], Bates, Heath, Smikle-James (87' Sherif), Ebere (83' Coughlan).
Subs not Used: Graham, Beaumont-Clark, I Samuels-Smith.

Stoke City 1 - 2 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #5
Saturday 15 October 2022
Clayton Wood

Everton got off to a poor start, going behind after just 4 minutes. but an own goal soon had them level and Cody Ebere put the Blues ahead just before the break for half-time. 

And that's the way it stayed as the U18s pulled off another excellent win against top-of-the-table opposition after beating leaders Man City in their last league game. 

Everton U18s: Graham [Y:89'], Dixon [Y:67'], O Samuels-Smith, Tierney, I Samuels-Smith [Y:72'], Bates, Heath, Apter, Okoronkwo, Djankpata, Ebere (89' J Patterson).
Subs not Used: G Pickford, Wilson, Beaumont-Clark, Sherif.

Everton 2 - 4 Blackburn Rovers

U18 Premier League North, Game #6
Tuesday 18 October 2022
USM Finch Farm

In the first half, the visitors took the lead after just 10 minutes, Everton coming back twice with goals from Sherif and Ebere before Sherif was dismissed. 

In the second half, Dan Maher was the second Everton player to go for an early bath, and the visitors took advantage, scoring two more goals in the final stages of a disastrous game for Baines's young Blues. 

Everton U18s: Graham, Tierney, Wilson, Maher [R:62'], Bates (46' Heath), Beaumont-Clark (63' O Samuels-Smith), J Patterson (89' Smikle-James), Wright, Ebere [Y:90'] (90+1' Moonan), Apter, Sherif [R:34'].
Subs not Used: G Pickford

Everton 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd

U18 Premier League North, Game #7
Saturday 22 October 2022
USM Finch Farm

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.

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.

Middlesbrough 2 - 0 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #8
Saturday 29 October 2022
Rockliffe Park, Teesside

One solid regular so far this season is midfielder Matthew Apter, whose signature on a new 3-year contract is being celebrated this morning. But it's a first start in this age group for Daniel Gibson in goal and a tough introduction for him. 

Everton went behind just before the hour-mark, with the home side scoring again to give them a 2-0 win. 

Everton U18s: Gibson, J Patterson, Quintyne Dixon, Wilson, Wright (82' O Samuels-Smith), Apter (81' Coughlan), Tierney, Heath (64' Beaumont-Clark), Djankpata (71' Bates), Ebere, Smikle-James.
Subs not Used: Graham.

Everton 2 - 1 Liverpool

U18 Premier League North, Game #9
Saturday 26 November 2022
USM Finch Farm

Some of the nine U18s who played yesterday for the U21s are selected to start this game, with some new names on the bench, including Joel Catesby and Tim Cahill's son, Shae.

Martin Sherif, who was one of two U18s players sent off at Blackburn last month and appears to have served a 3-match suspension, came back to put the Young Blues ahead just before half-time. 

Coby Ebere was on target with 4 minutes left to seal a fine win over the local Reds despite giving up a very late consolation goal.

Everton U18s: Graham, Maher, Wright (53' Wilson), Tierney, I Samuels-Smith, J Patterson, Beaumont-Clark, Bates, Sherif, Coughlan (80' Smikle-James), Ebere.
Subs not Used:
G Pickford, Catesby, Cahill.

Everton 5 - 1 Derby County

U18 Premier League North, Game #10
Saturday 3 December 2021
USM Finch Farm

The young Blues stormed into a 2-goal lead before 20 minutes into this one, through an own goal and then a strike by Martin Sherif. 

Leighton Baines swapped out goalkeeper Sebastian Jensen for substitute Dylan Graham at half-time. Jacob Beaumont-Clark and Coby Ebere chipped in with two more goals after the hour-mark, the fourth being a penalty conversion. 

And very late on, substitute Troy Smikle-James scored his first goal for the U18s to make it an impressive 5-1 win.

Everton U18s: Jensen (46' Graham), Maher, Tierney, Wilson, Butler (64' O Samuels-Smith), Coughlan, J Patterson (72' Cahill), Bates, Ebere (73' Catesby), Beaumont-Clark, Sherif (73' Smikle-James).
Subs all used.



Everton 2 - 2 Stoke City

U18 Premier League North, Game #11
Saturday 8 January 2022
USM Finch Farm

Everton U18s were finally back in action today, at home to Stoke City as the U18 Premier League resumed with a 2-2 draw.

Paul Tait's youngsters had not played for 5 weeks when they secured an excellent 3-0 win over Man Utd. Everton U18s sit in 8th place in the U8 Premier League (North), just 4 points behind 2nd.

Francis Okoronkwo put Everton ahead after 20 minutes with only his second goal since joining the club but the visitors levelled matters before the break.

Stoke took the lead in the second half but just 3 minutes later, Everton were awarded a penalty when Coughlan was fouled and Martin Serif made no mistake from the spot to secure the draw.

Everton U18s: Nash, Mallon (68' Quintyne), Jones, Tierney, Samuels-Smith (87' Wright), Jagne [Y:31'], Coughlan (80' Smikle-James), Djankpata [Y:83'], Barker, Heath, Okoronkwo (68' Sherif).
Subs not Used: Pickford.

Manchester United 4 - 2 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #12
Saturday 22 January 2022
Carrington, Manchester

Everton Under-18s were at Carrington losing to Manchester Utd in a prequel to their upcoming 5th Round FA Youth Cup tie scheduled for Old Trafford next month.

Everton gave up two goals in the first 20 minutes but hit back before the break when Emilio Lawrence scored — a Martin Sherif through ball found Lawrence, who showed fabulous composure to calmly slot the ball low into the corner from just inside the box.

And in the second half, that man Francis Okoronkwo stepped up again to level the match. Nash brilliantly found Okoronkwo with a kick from his hands and the attacker carried the ball from just inside the United half before exquisitely curling the ball into the far corner to restore parity on 50 minutes.

But two more goals from the home side would wrap up the scoring.

Everton U18s: Nash, Mallon, Samuels-Smith, Campbell, Jones, Butterfield, Djankpata (79' Heath), Jagne [Y:61'] (72' Quintyne), Sherif, Lawrence (72' Barker), Okoronkwo.
Subs not Used: Graham, Tierney

Derby County 1 - 0 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #13
Saturday 29 January 2022
Derby County Football Academy

Everton U18s lost to a late goal at Derby County.

Everton Under-18s were left to rue missed chances as they fell to a late goal in a 1-0 defeat at Derby County in Premier League (North) on Saturday morning.

The Blues produced a promising performance but were left frustrated as a 79th-minute goal sealed victory for the hosts.

Everton U18s: Nash, Dixon, Samuels-Smith, Campbell, Tierney, Butterfield, Lawrence, Metcalfe (66' Barker), Sherif (66' Jagne), Djankpata (72' Heath), Okoronkwo.
Subs not Used: Stewart, Jones.

Nottingham Forest 0 - 1 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #14
Saturday 12 February 2022
Nottingham Forest Academy

A single goal before half-time saw Everton U18s prevail over Nottingham Forest in their 14th game of the U18 Premier League (North) season.

This was a replay of the game that was abandoned last November. Francis Okoronkwo returns to the U18s after getting his first start for the U23s against Leicester City last week.

Everton went ahead through Halid Djankpata before the break. It was a pretty even contest with Everton's defence holding firm throughout to seal the win,

Everton U18s: Leban, Quintyne, Wright (87' Jagne), Jones (57'Wilson), Tierney, Butterfield, Djankpata [Y:78'], Metcalfe [Y:35'], Sherif [Y:82'], Lawrence, Okoronkwo (70' Heath).
Subs not Used: Nash, Barker.

Everton 2 - 0 Derby County

U18 Premier League North, Game #15
Tuesday 15 February 2022
USM Finch Farm

Everton Under-18s moved into 4th place in the U18 Premier League (North) with a win over Derby County at Finch Farm on Tuesday afternoon.

Lawrence has shot wide, while Metcalfe had a shot blocked, before Everton took the lead with 10 minutes gone, via an own-goal, which is how it stayed until well after half-time.

Everton went ahead through substitute Issac Heath on 67 minutes with a shot into the bottom corner. Heath had only just replaced Francis Okoronkwo 3 minutes earlier, and the goal secured back-to-back wins for the U18s the first time in 4 months.

Everton U18s: Leban, Quintyne, Wright, Campbell, Wilson, Butterfield, Barker (77' Smikle-James), Metcalfe, Okoronkwo (64' Heath), Djankpata, Lawrence (77' Jagne).
Subs not Used: Nash, Tierney

Everton 1 - 3 Liverpool

U18 Premier League North, Game #16
Saturday 26 February 2022
USM Finch Farm

Liverpool U18s ran out 3-1 winners over Everton's youngsters at Finch Farm today.

Liverpool went ahead after just 6 minutes but Everton drew level 5 minutes later through a header from Martin Sherif. But the visitors would go on to score 2 more before the break. And that's how it stayed through the second half.

Everton U18s: Leban, Wright, Samuels-Smith, Wilson, Campbell, Metcalfe, Barker (71' Jagne), Djankpata (82' Smikle-James), Sherif, Lawrence, Heath (88' Coughlan).
Subs not Used: Nash, Jones.

Everton 1 - 4 Leeds Utd

U18 Premier League North, Game #17
Saturday 5 March 2022
USM Finch Farm

Everton U18s were stunned by a late salvo from Leeds Utd at Finch Farm.

The visitors took the lead after 21 minutes but Emilio Lawrence had Everton back on terms just 4 minutes later with a nice right-footed shot into the top corner.

The score was 1-1 at the break and it stayed that way until the last 10 minutes when Everton gave up 2 quick goals followed by another right at the end in added time.

Everton U18s: Nash, Quintyne, Wilson, Campbell [Y:29'], Samuels-Smith, Jagne, Metcalfe [Y:83'], Lawrence, Okoronkwo (87' Smikle-James), Heath (71' Barker), Sherif. Subs
Subs: Graham, Jones, Wright.

Manchester City 1 - 0 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #18
Saturday 12 March 2022
City Academy, Manchester

Everton U18s gave up a first-half goal at the City Academy today that was the difference against the league leaders,

Everton are firmly mid-table, sitting in 8th position having had a disappointing season given the potential of the talent to hand. Francis Okoronkwo is only on the bench, his goals having dried up after scoring in 6 of his first 7 league and cup games following his much-heralded move from Sunderland.

The home side took the lead just after the half-hour mark. And that's how it stayed till the end.

Everton U18s: Nash, Wilson, Campbell, Samuels-Smith, Quintyne, Jagne [Y:63'], (66' Okoronkwo), Djankpata (84' Smikle-James), Barker, Heath (77' Apter), Lawrence, Sherif.
Subs not Used: Stewart, Wright.

Everton 1 - 1 Middlesbrough

U18 Premier League North, Game #19
Friday 18 March 2022
USM Finch Farm

Everton U18s played out a draw with Middlesbrough at Finch Farm this afternoon after going ahead through Lawrence.

Jenson Metcalfe was missing through injury and it was a very young Everton side with Tim Cahill's son Shae making his first showing at this level, on the bench as an unused substitute.

On 52 minutes, Emilio Lawrence took possession off Isaac Heath and broke through the middle before shifting the ball onto his left foot and unleashing a low drive past the Boro goalkeeper.

Boro were level soon after through a long-distance free-kick that flew past Pat Nash in the Everton goal. And that's how it ended.

Everton U18s: Nash, Quintyne (67' Wright [Y:86']), Samules-Smith, Jones, Wilson, Jagne (67' Apter), Lawrence, Djankpata, Sherif (67' Smikle-James), Heath, Barker.
Subs not Used: Graham, Cahill.

Newcastle Utd 1 - 0 Everton

U18 Premier League North, Game #20
Saturday 26 March 2022
Newcastle Utd Football Academy, Newcastle

Everton U18s travelled to the north-east without a number of regulars and were held to a goalless draw after losing Ed Jones to a red card.

Everton created a number of good chances, through Lawrence, Sherif and Cahill, but it was goalless at the break. Cahill and Jagne made way on the hour mark before Ed Jones was shown a red card and 10-man Everton held on for a point, with schoolboy Daniel Maher coming on in place of Martin Sherif for the last 15 minutes.

Everton U18s: Stewart, Quintyne, Wright, Jones [R:70'], Wilson, Jagne (59' Ebere), Djankpata, Apter, Sherif (74' Maher), Lawrence, Cahill (59' Smikle-James).
Subs not Used: Jensen, Bates.

Under-18 Premier League Cup

The 2022-23 Under-18 Premier League Cup is the fifth campaign of the domestic youth team cup competition. It pits Category 1 teams and some from Category 2 against each other in an initial three-game group stage. Groups are where clubs play each other once, either home or away, with the winners of the seven groups plus the best runner-up advancing to the quarter-finals. The knockout rounds will be one-off matches.

Everton were placed in Group B along with Chelsea, Derby County and Southampton.

Everton 1 - 0 Derby County

U18 Premier League Cup, Group B; Game #1
Friday 2 September 2022
USM Finch Farm

Everton U18s secured a last-minute win over Derby County this evening at Finch Farm in their 3rd game of the season.

No score in the first half.  No score in the second half... until the 90th minute, when substitute Jack Tierney scored what would be the winning goal. Game over.

Everton U18s: Graham, O Samuels-Smith (76' Tierney), Wright, Jones, I Samuels-Smith, Patterson, Barker (84' Beaumont-Clark), Apter, Sherif [Y:32'], Heath, Ebere.
Subs not Used: G Pickford, Bates, Djankpata. 

Chelsea 2 - 1 Everton

U18 Premier League Cup, Group B; Game #2
Saturday 8 October 2022
Cobham Training Centre

Everton took the lead after 15 minutes when the Chelsea keeper let a 25-yard shot from Apter slip through his grasp. Smikle-James should have made it 2-0 but shot wide when one-on-one with the keeper before Chelsea equalised in the 29th minute.

Minutes later, the home side went ahead... and that's how it stayed at half-time and through the second half.

Everton U18s: Graham, Dixon/Quintyne, Wright [Y:2'] (82' Tierney), Wilson, I Samuels-Smith, Patterson [Y:62'], Heath (79' Beaumont-Clark), Apter [Y:27'], Smikle-James (62' Sherif), Djankpata (63' Bates), Ebere.
Subs not Used: Lukjanciks.

Everton 1 - 1 Southampton

U18 Premier League Cup, Group B; Game #3
Saturday 5 November 2022
USM Finch Farm

Everton U18s went out of the Premier League Cup when they could only draw their third and final group game against leaders Southampton.

The Young Blues were 2nd in Group B after beating Derby County in September but losing to Chelsea in October. Only the winners of the seven groups, plus the best runner-up go through to the knockout stage. 

The first half was goalless while the visitors went ahead after the break. Everton quickly got back on terms when Ebere equalized but that's how it stayed.

Leighton Baines's charges needed to win by at least 2 or 3 goals in order to go through as group winners. Chelsea beat Derby County in the other group game so Everton finish 3rd in Group B. 

Everton U18s: Graham, Dixon (62' O Samuels-Smith), Tierney, Wilson, Wright, Apter [Y:29'] (73' Bates), J Patterson [Y:70'], Djankpata, Beaumont-Clark (73' Barker), Smikle-James (81' Coughlan), Ebere.
Subs: G Pickford.

FA Youth Cup


The 2022-23 FA Youth Cup is the 70h campaign of English football's premier cup competition at youth level. Everton last won the trophy in 1998, being losing finalists in 2003 with a very young Wayne Rooney unable to carry them to the ultimate prize.

Everton 3 - 0 Reading

FA Youth Cup, 3rd Round
Friday 9 December 2022
Goodison Park, Walton

The Young blues started brightly and Okoronkwo went closest to breaking the deadlock 7 minutes in, rising highest from a corner to direct his header towards the bottom corner but the Reading keeper got down well to push it around the post.

Jack Patterson stole possession and went close when he fired a vicious strike goalward that just whisked over the bar.  Then from an excellent Owen Barker free-kick, Okoronkwo nipped in to beat the keeper from close range. 

Another tremendous delivery from Barker, this time from a corner, was met perfectly by Halid Djankpata to nod in a powerful header and Everon took a 2-0 lead to the break. 

A great move just after the break should have produced a goal after Djankpata's charge when a great ball across the area was cleverly trapped then backheeled by Barker to the in-rushing Dixon/Quintyne behind him who drove his shot straight at the Reading keeper. 

Everton were getting pushed back around the hour mark but a long clearance was controlled well by Okoronkwo and then played brilliantly to Owen Barker in support and his low shot found the net to make it 3-0.

Everton U18s: Jensen, Dixon/Quintyne, Butler [Y:55'], Tierney, I Samuels-Smith, J Patterson [Y:88'], Barker (73' Bates), Apter, Okoronkwo (77' Sherif), Djankpata [Y:51'] (73' Heath), Ebere.
Subs not Used: Graham, Wilson, O Samuels-Smith, Beaumont-Clark.

Everton 2 - 1 Sheffield United

FA Youth Cup, 4th Round
Friday 14 January 2022
Pure Stadium, Southport

Everton Under-18s secured a fine win in the FA Youth Cup on Friday night beating Sheffield United 2-1 at Goodison Park to move into the 5th Round.

Everton won an early penalty when Okoronkwo was fouled but Isaac Price failed to convert from the spot.

Five minutes before the interval, his inch-perfect lofted pass was met with a clinical first-time finish from Mills - but it was flagged offside.

A goal from Francis Okoronkwo's just before the half-time interval finally gave the young Blues a deserved lead after he beat two defenders with a clever piece of skill and found the bottom corner with a precise side-footed finish.

That advantage was doubled just after the hour mark as Okoronkwo turned provider, setting up midfielder Stanley Mills to convert from close range for his fifth goal in his past five games.

The Blades pulled one back with a late header - but Paul Tait's side defended well in the closing stages to see out the result.

Scorers: Okoronkwo (43'), Mills (63'); Sachdev (88')

Everton U18s: Nash, Mallon, Samuels-Smith, Campbell [Y:38'], Welch, Butterfield, Mills [Y:55'], Price, Sherif (83' Lawrence), Barker (73' Jagne), Okoronkwo.
Subs not Used: Stewart, Quintyne, Tierney, Djankpata, Heath.

 Manchester United 4 - 1 Everton

FA Youth Cup, 5th Round
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Old Trafford, Manchester

Everton's Under-18s took the lead against Manchester United this evening but ended up getting knocked out of the FA Youth Cup.

Everton took the lead through Francis Okoronkwo after just 11 minutes. The forward confidently slotted home after brilliant work by Martin Sherif, who played him in after a fine run.

But the home side were quickly level. Butterfield was harshly judged to have fouled Garnacho in the box and Charlie McNeill scored from the spot.

After Price hit the bar, Man Utd took the lead with a simple header.

Everton fought to get back level in the second half and Sherif seemed to be all set to do it from a corner but his header went just wide. But the home side went up the other end and scored after two shots were blocked.

Everton kept pressing forward, but were not having much luck, a great shot by Metcalfe hitting the outside of the post.

Man Utd looked to make it 4 but Nash deflected his shot behind, the corner headed straight at Nash.

From an Everton corner, Mallon lost a footrace with Garnacho who went on to score the 4th for the home side, dumping the young Blues out of the cup for yet another season.

Everton U18s: Nash, Mallon [Y:83'], Samuels-Smith, Campbell, Welch, Butterfield [Y:14'], Mills (73' Djankpata), Metcalfe [Y:60'], Sherif, Price (85' Barker), Okoronkwo (73'Lawrence).
Subs not Used: Stewart, Tierney, Quintyne, Jagne.

Under-18 Appearances, 2022-23

New Scholars (mostly Under-16s) this season (although some appeared at the end of last season) include:

Defenders: Jack Tierney, Edward Jones, Roman Quintyne, Charlie Wilson, Harry Wright.
Midfielders: Owen Barker, Isaac Heath, Shae Cahill, Sam Coughlan, Halid Djankpata, Saja Manafa, Jenson Metcalfe
Forward: Troy Smikle-James.

Other new names at this level include: Matthew Apter, Jacob Beaumont-Clark, Jack Butler, Coby Ebere, Emilio Lawrence, Johnson Opawole, Ishe Samuels-Smith, Martin Sherif, and a newcomer brought in from Sunderland – Francis Okoronkwo

Player Lg Apps (Sub) Lg Goals Cup Apps (Sub) Cup Goals
 Callum Bates 18 (4)  1 0 (4) 0
 Martin Sherif 18 (3)  14 3 (2) 2
 Coby Ebere 18 (1)  8 4 (0) 1
 Jacob Beaumont-Clark 17 (5)  6 3 (3) 0
 Matthew Apter 16 (0)  1 5 (0) 1
 Seb Jensen 14 (0)  0 3 (0) 0
 Daniel Maher 13 (3)  0 1 (0) 0
 Odin Samuels-Smith 12 (4)  0 3 (1) 0
 Jack Patterson 12 (2)  0 5 (0) 0
 Issac Heath 12 (1)  2 2 (2) 0
 Harry  Wright 10 (1)  0 5 (0) 0
 Roman Quinytne 10 (1)  1 5 (0) 0
 Jack Butler 10 (1)  1 3 (0) 0
 Jack Tierney 10 (1)  0 2 (2) 1
 Charlie Wilson 9 (2)  0 4 (0) 0
 Ed Jones 9 (1)  0 1 (0) 0
 Halid Djankpata 7 (1)  0 4 (0) 1
 Owen Barker 6 (2)  3 3 (1) 1
 Ishe Samuels-Smith 6 (1)  0 4 (0) 0
 Dylan Graham 6 (1)  0 3 (0) 0
 Troy Smikle-James 4 (8)  2 4 (0) 0
 Bradley Moonan 4 (4)  0 0 (0) 0
 Sam Coughlan 3 (4)  0 2 (1) 0
 Josh Van Schoor 3 (1)  0 0 (0) 0
 Francis Okoronkwo 3 (0)  2 2 (0) 1
 Shae Cahill 2 (5)  0 2 (0) 0
 Harrrison Armstrong 2 (5)  0 0 (1) 0
 Jenson Metcalfe 2 (1)  0 1 (0) 0
 Eric Hanbury 2 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Jake Catesby 1 (2)  0 0 (1) 0
 Luca Davis 1 (1)  0 1 (0) 0
 Harvey Foster 1 (1)  0 0 (0) 0
 Daniel Gibson 1 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Zan-Luk Pickford 1 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Aled Thomas 1 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 George Morgan 0 (6)  0 0 (1) 0
 Doug Lukjanciks 0 (1)  0 0 (0) 0
 George Finney 0 (1)  0 0 (0) 0
 Mathew Mallon 0 (0)  0 1 (0) 0
 Jack Barrett 0 (0)  0 1 (0) 0
 Saja Manafa 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0
 Johnson Opawole 0 (0)  0 0 (0) 0

Everton Under-18 Squad Page at

2022-23 Friendlies

Everton 3 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

Pre-season Friendly, Game #1
Saturday 24 July 2021
Finch Farm

Everton U18s beat Bolton U18s 3-0 on Saturday, with goals from Jack Tierney, Isaac Heath, and Coby Ebere.

No further information on the teamsheet or game action, but it was a side consisting mostly of players from last season's U16s, along with the best out of the U15s as the Academy looks to accelerate the development of younger players this season.

Everton U18s: No teamsheet available

Everton 4 - 1 Fleetwood Town

Pre-season Friendly, Game #2
Tuesday 3 August 2021
Finch Farm

Everton Under-18s defeated Fleetwood Town 4-1 in a pre-season friendly at Finch Farm on Tuesday.

A number of Under-16 players were in Paul Tait's line-up as they ran out comfortable winners against their EFL Youth Alliance opponents.

The Blues took the lead in the third minute. Isaac Heath's long pass picked out Halid Djankpata and although his first effort was saved, he hammered home the rebound.

The visitors were compretietve for most of the first half without really troubling Mackenzie Chapman in the home goal.

Everton then scored two goals in the last five minutes of the first half.

An effort from Matthew Mallon was deflected wide and from a short corner, Sean Coughlin delivered a hanging cross that Jack Tierney headed over the keeper.

Martin Sherif made it 3-0 in the 43rd minute with shot from 20-yards that found the bottom corner.

The fourth goal came on the hour mark — made and taken by two of the substitutes introduced early in the second half. Ed Jones powered forward from defence and after evading a couple of challenges he forced the keeper into a low save. Matthew Apter was on hand to guide the loose ball into an empty net.

Five minutes later, Fleetwood got a goal back.

There was still time for Jensen Metcalfe to hit the Fleetwood crossbar with a direct free-kick on a very satisfying afternoon for the young Blues

Everton U18s: No teamsheet available

Everton 1 - 0 Preston North End

Pre-season Friendly, Game #3
Saturday 7 August 2021
Finch Farm

Everton Under-18s defeated Preston in their final pre-season friendly at Finch Farm.

Martin Sherif scored the goal. No other details are available.

Everton U18s: No teamsheet available



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