West Brom U18s v Everton U18s
George Green was the star of the show as Everton Under-18s beat West Brom 3-1 on Saturday.
Green slotted home two penalties either side of a superb individual strike to help the young Blues maintain their excellent recent run.
This was their fourth consecutive victory and unsurprisingly the Toffees began in confident fashion, stroking the ball around despite being away from home.
But they soon resorted to a more direct style of play which didn't please coach Kevin Sheedy.
Once they had resumed their passing game they soon broke through when Courtney Duffus was illegally halted in the box and Green converted the penalty for a 25th minute lead.
It remained that way at the break after Tyrone Duffus and Joe Williams missed decent chances.
The killer second goal came via a moment of sheer class from Green on the hour mark as he cut in from the wing and unleashed a brilliant effort into the top corner from 25 yards.
The former Bradford player then completed his treble with another spot-kick after sub Oliver Shannon had been fouled.
The Baggies refused to give in and notched with 10 minutes left before playing their part in a nervy closing period where keeper Russell Griffiths had to be at his best.
Sheedy told evertonfc.com: "George is doing well. He has played a part in the last three games and he certainly played his part today. He has been in the Under-21 squad as well this season so he's been performing well.
"We were pleased with the performance although West Brom kept pushing and the scoreline might have been a bit hard on them."