Everton U18s 3 - 0 West Ham Utd U18sWhilst we await the seniors clashing in the big game at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, Everton U18s take on their West Ham counterparts in their second game of this season's U18 Premier League Cup at Finch Farm on Saturday morning.
Everton sit bottom of Group G having lost 3-1 to Burnley in the opening game, while West Ham lost to Arsenal, so a win will be crucial to reviving any chances of advancement to the knockout stages of the competition.
Intersting that Luke Butterfield drops back down to the U18s after starting all seven U23 games so far this season in PL2. Goalkeeper Žan-Luk Leban, who has not only been playing for the U23s but also made the senior bench for a couple of Premier League games under Carlo Ancelotti last season, starts his second U18s game, with Jak Stewart again on the bench.
Still no sign of Francis Okoronkwo, the 17-year-old signing from Sunderland, who has yet to appear in an Everton shirt, while Shea Cahill is also yet to appear.
The score at half-time was 0-0 but Jenson Metcalfe put the Blues ahead after 72 minutes. The young Blues went further ahead just 6 minutes later, when striker Martin Sherif scored. And in a great finish to the game, Emilo Lawrence also got on the scoresheet before the end to seal an emphatic win.
Everton U18s: Leban, Mallon [Y:67'] (88' Wright), Samuels-Smith, Jones, Tierney, Metcalfe, Barker, Butterfield, Sherif, Lawrence (88' Jagne), Heath (60' Djankpata).
Subs not Used: Stewart, Wilson.
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1 Posted 16/10/2021 at 11:55:55
2 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:46:33
It looks like we have to beat Arsenal in the U18s final group game while hoping Burnley lose their game for us to advance – all courtesy of another Everton fan on a different website!!
3 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:55:31
4 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:07:25
I hope you have two good trips tomorrow Danny with a victory in between, hope you have a great day anyway, hope to meet you in the future.
5 Posted 16/10/2021 at 21:34:57
6 Posted 17/10/2021 at 10:59:40
I saw the link to it from Instagram but the link was dead when I got to it – looks like it's been removed. Maybe the Everton PR team in action and they will write something up tomorrow and maybe post the highlights when they roll in at 9:30???
7 Posted 17/10/2021 at 17:05:07
8 Posted 18/10/2021 at 13:51:31
Still, the lads came through with a report on this game (but no highlights):
9 Posted 18/10/2021 at 16:32:31
10 Posted 18/10/2021 at 16:51:29
11 Posted 18/10/2021 at 16:56:43
I spoke too soon about the highlights... it may have taken them all day, but they're up:
And that first goal by Metcalfe is just brilliant, a curling shot from out wide at the side of the box, over the keeper and in under the bar. My favourite type of goal. Great to see his celebration. No wonder he was a bit proud of himself!
Then watch his dribble and through-ball for the second. Fine stuff!
12 Posted 19/10/2021 at 12:23:33
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