Gary Ablett's Under-15 side finished fifth in the Junior
Section of the Northern Ireland Milk Cup, after beating Preston
North End and Mexican side Atlas in the play-offs.
After being knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Dundalk
Schoolboys, Everton faced PNE in the first stages of the play-offs
on Thursday evening.
Castlerock was the venue for the North-West derby, which
finished 2-2 after 60 minutes.
Extra-time failed to separate the sides and the clash went to a
The scores were tied at 3-3 after five penalties each, but John
Paul Kissock held his nerve to send the Blues through to the
5th/6th place play-off final.
Everton's opponents were Atlas, who had beaten Shamrock
Rovers in their corresponding fixture.
In arguably the Toffees most entertaining game of the
tournament, Ablett's youngsters ran out 2-0 winners, thanks to
a brace from Kissock.
The win ensured fifth place finish out of 24 teams for the
Blues, who won four, drew one and lost one of their games in
Final standings: 1. Racing Club (Argentina); 2. Hearts; 3.
Livingston; 4. Dundalk Schoolboys; 5. EVERTON; 6.
Atlas (Mexico); 7. Preston North End; 8. Shamrock Rovers.