Everton U21s prove too good for Glenavon

Everton Under 21s continued their unbeaten run with a 3-1 win at Glenavon on Saturday.

Liam Walsh opened the scoring on five minutes, his shot left goalkeeper Jonathan Tuffey wrong footed as it came through a ruck of players.

The home side recovered from a sluggish start and equalised on 31 minutes after Rhys Marshall burst forward from just outside his own area, slipped the ball to Kevin Braniff and his low drive went under Everton keeper Hunt.

Tuffey did well to turn a Callum Dyson shot round the post three minutes later and then it was Hunt’s turn to show his skills with a brilliant tip over from Simon Kelly’s long range dipping volley.

At this stage it was a fairly even affair but the visitors got their noses in front again with a neat move which saw Anthony Evans thread the ball to Dyson and he rifled the ball into the roof of the net.

Glenavon did not give up and Mark Patton was unlucky not to make it all square when he curled a shot from the edge of the box which Hunt did well to keep out.

After Tuffey produced another good save he was powerless to stop Evans from make the final score 3-1.

Next up for Glenavon is a trip to Dundela on Tuesday night, kick-off 7.30pm.

Glenavon: Tuffey, Marshall, Kelly (McKeown 46), Lindsay (c) (Singleton 46), Neill, Caldwell (Hall 46), Dillon, Kilmartin, Martyn, Patton, Braniff (O’Brien 56). Subs: McGrory, McKeown, Boylan, Hall, Lynch, Drylie, Rea, Singleton, O’Brien

Everton U21: Hunt, Jones (c) (Bainbridge 46), Yates, Charsley, Connolly, Graham, Donohue, Walsh (Da Silva 56), Brewster (Dowell 46), Hurst (Evans 46), Dyson. Subs: Bainbridge, Hewelt, Davies, Santos Da Silva Junior, Henan Dowell, Byrne