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Stanley 3 Everton U23s 3

15 July 2017

Club News

Stanley 3 Everton U23s 3

15 July 2017

Stanley drew 3-3 with Everton Under 23s in their second pre-season clash.

Billy Kee gave the Reds a third minute lead from the penalty spot before the young Toffees scored twice just before the break.

Jonny Edwards headed home on 64 minutes to level for Stanley before an own goal put the Reds ahead six minutes later.

However Everton came back as John Coleman once again gave a run-out to the majority of his squad.

Aaron Chapman pulled off an early save to deny David Henen before Stanley's only trialist in the starting XI was caught by keeper Chris Renshaw in the area and Kee converted the penalty.

Winger Sean McConville tested Renshaw while Kee , Jordan Clark and summer signing Liam Nolan had efforts deflected wide.

Toffees fan McConville blasted wide following an indirect free kick in the area while, at the other end,  Everton came close to a leveller through Conor Grant.

The young Toffees equalised just before half-time when Henen got on the end of Atonee Robinson's cross and fired home.

And it was two on the stroke of the interval when Josh Bowler got the ball unmarked in the area and swept it past Chapman to mark a swift turnaround.

Mark Hughes came on for new signing Ben Richards-Everton, who made a number of strong tackles, while Edwards replaced Kee at the break.

Henen forced a good save out of Chapman after the re-start while Bassala Sambou had the ball in the net but it was ruled off-side.

Winger Clark chipped over for Stanley before, on the hour mark, Everton put on almost an entire team and Coleman brought on Scott Brown and Mekhi McLeod.

Stanley equalised on 64 minutes when Hull loan striker Edwards headed home a Clark cross – and was obviously delighted as he is looking to make a big impression with the Reds this season.

Coleman's side went ahead on 70 minutes when a Clark free kick on the left, pinged around the area and it seemed an Everton player got the final touch to send it past Renshaw.

Erico Sousa, Rommy Boco and a second trialist then entered the fray but it was Everton who hit next with Danny Bramall making it 3-3 to complete the scoring.

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