Hopkins Spot On

@Everton

A Paul Hopkins penalty gave Everton Under-17s a 1-0 win over Australian outfit Parramatta Eagles at Netherton on Saturday.

Everton were full value for their win in a competitive and entertaining encounter against one of Manchester United's feeder clubs.

'The Eagles' boast Australia's best young talent and therefore provided a tough test for Gary Ablett's youngsters.

In fact, the Blues' starting line-up were a year younger than their counterparts from 'Down Under,' but they still came out on top.

Gavin Lynch was felled in the area with ten minutes to go - and Hopkins made no mistake with the spot-kick.

"The performance was incredibly pleasing," said Academy Assistant Director Neil Dewsnip.

"All the players contributed to the win, which was a very good test in terms of our pre-season preparation."

Related Tags

Watch Saturday's mini-derby LIVE - exclusively for Members, Season Ticket holders and Lounge Members.

Click HERE to check watch at 7pm on Saturday. You can also check out the latest exclusive content, including the Everton Show Extra, The Podcast and the Ambassadors Show.

evertontv

View More
  • Unsworth Urging Blues To Be Brave Against Palace
    264
  • Unsworth Hails Two Toffees Stars
    71
  • Jeffers Excited For Mini Derby
    184
  • Happy Birthday, Heitinga!
    396
  • Baines Visits Children At Alder Hey
    206
  • Baningime's Pride To Join 'Fantastic' Group At Everton
    588