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Everton U18s 1 - 2 Stoke City U18s

Everton U18s lost to Stoke City at Finch Farm this morning.

Jack Patterson got a late consolation goal after the visitors had scored twice in the second half, continuing a miserable start to the season for the young blues that now sees them rock bottom of the U18 Premier League (North section), having lost all four games so far.

Everton U18s: G Pickford [Y:83'], Thomas [Y:10'], O Samuels-Smith [Y:59'] (78' Finney), J Patterson, Butler, Moonan [Y:64'], Bates (63' Morgan), Beaumont-Clark, Catesby, Armstrong [Y:68'], Sherif.

Subs not Used: Lukjanciks, Foster, Van Schoor.


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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 16/09/2023 at 12:04:29
Quite a few new names, to me, in the team but a familiar name in goal, Pickford, the team have had a few chances with Stoke City hitting the bar, 0-0 at half time.
Report from a good Evertonian on another site with more to come.
Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 16/09/2023 at 14:51:50
Stoke took the lead after 61mins and increased it on 84 mins, Patterson, the Irish lad, pulled one back on 87mins. and that’s the way ended,

It has been suggested that the only game Everton have won at any level, this season, was the game at Doncaster!

Things can only get better—————-I believe!

Michael Kenrick
4 Posted 16/09/2023 at 15:32:59
The perceived wisdom among many observers was that the Academy teams needed to be playing in just the same way as the senior team.

Not sure that losing every game is quite what they had in mind…

Kieran Kinsella
5 Posted 16/09/2023 at 15:45:15

I never understood that Brands mantra.

Yes, if you're Barcelona with a technically difficult particular style like tica taca and you have good players it makes sense. But what was our "style" under Koeman, Silva, and so on?

Other than Carlo going with a defensive approach, I really couldn't ever see any obvious style under any other manager that the Academy coaches could try to emulate.

Barry Hesketh
6 Posted 16/09/2023 at 15:52:20
I think we need to go back to the drawing board with the youngsters.

The need to win football matches should be the yardstick, the style isn't that important because, as they graduate through the ranks, there will likely be better teams playing good football and the ability to outplay our lads.

Win games with whatever method works, never mind emulating the style of other age-groups. Losing and winning are habits and losing is a terrible habit to have.

Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 16/09/2023 at 16:48:35
They seemed to have lost a bit of discipline with five yellow cards.
Tony Everan
8 Posted 16/09/2023 at 21:53:36
On a positive note;

Stan Mills scored the important first goal in Oxford Utd's 3-0 away win today, playing on the right side of a 4-2-3-1 formation, helping Oxford to 3rd place 1 point off the lead with a game in hand.

Harry Tyrer kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 away win that moves Chesterfield to top spot in the National League.

Danny O’Neill
9 Posted 16/09/2023 at 21:55:35
A screamer, Tony!
Kieran Kinsella
10 Posted 16/09/2023 at 22:05:37

Shades of Sheedy with that shot!

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