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Season 2011-12
Everton (a) FA Premier Reserve League North

Date: Tuesday 14th February 2012, 1pm

 Finch Farm, Halewood



Newcastle Res

  6 - 3




4 mins Coleman shot 0-1

22 mins
Dan Taylor shot 1-1

25 mins
Gueye shot 1-2

41 mins
Airey shot 2-2

Half time: Toffees 2 Magpies 2

55 mins
Gueye shot 2-3

67 mins
McGorrigan shot 3-3

69 mins
Dummett OG 3-4

79 mins
Barkley shot 3-5

89 mins
Silva shot 3-6

Full time: Toffees 6 Magpies 3

We said

After the game United coach Willie Donachie commented:

"The lads did well, but they (Everton) were very strong. They had seven or eight players who have first-team experience. 

"There was Coleman, the goalkeeper and the centre forward. We were drawing 3-3, but at the end of the day they were just too strong for us. They were physically too strong.

"But the lads showed a lot of character. We had a pretty young team out.


Tuesday saw Newcastle's second string concede six goals for the second successive league game - but behind that statistic lurks what proved to be a remarkable afternoon of football behind closed doors at Finch Farm.

The Magpies were looking to bounce back from a 0-6 mauling away to Manchester United last month and also avenge a 0-4 loss to Everton on Tyneside in November.

However, they didn't get off to the best of starts on Everton's training ground when the home side went ahead within the first five minutes. United 'keeper Jak Alnwick blocked Jose Baxter's shot but the ball fell to Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman for an easy finish.

Undaunted, the black and whites were back on level terms midway through the first half, courtesy of a shot from striker Dan Taylor that beat Toffees 'keeper Marcus Hahnemann via the aid of a deflection.

That parity didn't last for long though, Everton regaining the lead moments later thanks to Magaye Gueye, the French U21 forward cracking his shot home off a post.

Back came United and Phil Airey netted on 41 minutes to make it 2-2, Dan Taylor teeing up his fellow forward for a first competitive reserve team goal in almost a year.

Into the second half and the Toffees took the lead for the third time in the match just ten minutes after the restart, when Gueye grabbed his second of the afternoon.

Yet again United hit back though and a breathtaking long distance effort on 67 minutes from the boot of substitute Ryan McGorrigan made it 3-3 - a memorable first goal at this level for the 19 year-old.

That parity proved to be fleeting though as barely 90 seconds later Everton retook the lead, with the unwitting Paul Dummett deflecting a Jose Baxter shot past Alnwick.

And the home side extended their advantage with 11 minutes of normal time remaining, when Ross Barkley executed a neat chip from inside the Magpies area. 3-5 duly became 3-6 close to the final whistle when substitute Joao Silva shot past Alnwick at the second attempt.

PS: Joan Edmundsson returned after appearing for Norwegians Viking Stavanger in a friendly against Byrne last Friday.



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