Everton U18 v Bolton U18
Everton Under-18s came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Bolton at Finch Farm on Saturday afternoon.
The young Blues were looking to bounce back from the previous week's 1-0 defeat at Reading, a result that ended a five-game unbeaten run.
But Kevin Sheedy's side fell behind to the Wanderers when midfielder Luke Woodland struck first on 25 minutes.
Prior to the game, Sheedy had cited errors at the back for the majority of the goals his side has conceded this term - and it was a soft opener again as Woodland was quickest to react to the ball after it had rebounded off the post.
Bolton had only lost once in 13 games prior to their contest with Everton and were eyeing top spot in the division.
It would take a goal from George Waring to get the Toffees back into the game on 75 minutes.
A good break from Chris Long provided the second-half substitute with the perfect cross and Waring made no mistake from inside the box.
Yet despite pressing in the final stages, the hosts were unable to find a winner.
After the game, Sheedy said: "We're disappointed. Again it was a soft goal to give away, but we had the possession and openings to override that.
"We started the second half much brighter than the first and probably should have sealed a win."