West Brom Yth v Everton Yth
Everton Under-18s maintained their unbeaten run when they came from behind to twice to earn a 2-2 draw away at West Brom.
In an even first half, the visitors found themselves a goal down as West Brom went ahead via a well-taken free-kick.
But the young Blues battled away and deservedly levelled. Forward Harry Charsley demonstrated his predatory instincts, firing home from close range to haul Everton level.
After the break the Toffees picked up their game, moving the ball with greater zest and purpose, but once again found themselves behind as the Baggies retook the lead courtesy of an own goal.
But Everton were the greater threat, and Charsley repeated his earlier feat, stealing in at the back post to tap in a leveller that extended the Blues' unbeaten run to four matches.
Following the draw, Under-18s boss Kevin Sheedy was left with mixed feelings.
He told evertonfc.com: “We didn’t play as well as we can. We could have kept the ball better. Certainly it was sloppy defending from our point of view with their second.
“We did well to come back into it after both West Brom goals and I think we were just a little bit unfortunate not to go on and get a third to win it.”
Everton finished the game with a number of Under-16s on the pitch and Sheedy was delighted with their efforts, adding: “It was fantastic to see them do well, they showed plenty of character. They helped us maintain our unbeaten run so I’m very pleased with them.”