Everton's Milk Cup side made it two wins out of two on
Monday when they defeated Shamrock Rovers 1-0 at the University of
The scoreline hardly reflected the Blues' dominance over the
60 minutes, as a combination of poor finishing and brilliant
defending denied Gary Ablett's side a chance to add to their
Michael Johnson scored the only goal after 20 minutes and with
Maccabi Haifa beating County Londonderry by 1-0, Everton just need
a point from their game with the Israelis to qualify for the next
"We've played fairly well in both games," said
"But we should have killed them off in the first half, it
was actually quite frustrating. It could have been 5-0 at half
"But there were plenty of positives - we haven't
conceded a goal yet and we've defended quite well.
"There's only going to be one team who denies us the
chance to qualify to the group stages and that's ourselves.
"We're continuing to work hard and we're looking
forward to our next game with Haifa on Tuesday."