Our 2nd Everton game of the day at Goodison Park serbed up a real treat for our Football Aid players, with 7 Everton Legends all involved in the game, enough for a pretty special 7-aside team! Inspired by the host of Playing Legends and Managers, our Football Aid players played out a thrilling high scoring game, which ended 8-4 to the Home side.
Date: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Venue: Goodison Park
Game 2: Everton (Home) vs Everton (Away)
Kick Off: 14:00 pm
Legends & Managers: Derek Temple, Graham Stuart, Pat Van Den Hauwe, Stuart Barlow, Ian Snodin, John Bailey & Pat Nevin
The Home team kicked off our 2nd game at Goodison Park, managed by Derek Temple, Graham Stuart and Pat Van Den Hauwe, with Stuart Barlow as their playing Legend. The Away team were Managed by Ian Snodin and John Bailey and had Pat Nevin as their Playing Legend.
The Home team started well and had the 1st chance of the game. A curved cross by Home No 7 Thomas William Cowin went into a dangerous area in the goal and it missed Home No 9 Andrew Kenny by inches.
The Home side’s dominant start paid off for them and they took the lead in the 8th min when a nice turn by Home No 9 Andrew Kenny set the team on an attack. No 11 Robert Bowker heard a call to leave the ball for No 6 Gary Williams and the midfielder just beat Away Legend Pat Nevin to the ball and he scored with a 1st time shot from close range (1-0).
However the Away team reacted well to going behind so early and No 6 Joel Lawson nearly equalised for his team when he broke free from the Home defence, however the ever impressive Home No 1 Michael Moglione stood strong, not once but twice, to deny the midfielder.
It was the Home team who got on the score sheet again in the 13th min, the lively No 9 Andrew Kenny capitalising on a loose ball before rounding the goalkeeper and scoring to make it (2-0).
The Home team couldn’t stop scoring and No 11 Robert Bowker made it 3 in the 19th min when he scored a fancy finish with the outside of his right boot (3-0).
Not be denied the Away side found a way back into the game in the 23rd min. A long ball from No 7 John Jessop was helped on by No 11 & captain Graham Carter and it found No 8 Lee Silvano in space, the left mid made no mistake, sending the ball home to reduce the deficit (3-1).
Home No 9 Andrew Kenny certainly had has shooting boots on, and he got his 2nd goal on 41 mins when he calmly slotted the ball into the net. An empathetic celebration followed in front of the Football Aid fans! (4-1)
That was the final significant action of a hugely entertaining 1st half. The Away side spent the 15 min break creating a game plan ready to mount a comeback against the Home side who had a enjoyed a strong 1st half which allowed them to take a comfortable lead into the break.
Half Time: Everton (Home) 4 - 1 Everton (Away)
The Away side, led by Ian Snodin & John Bailey, restarted the game knowing they had to get back into the contest as soon as possible.
Penalty! The perfect start for the Away side in the 2nd half. Home No 16 and captain Hugh McKillop just nudging Away No 11 and captain Graham Carter in the box. Away No 11 Graham Carter stepped up himself and slotted low down the right of the goal. (4-2), game on!
However with 65 mins on the clock Home No 9 Andrew Kenny secured his hat-trick, with the help of Home legend Stuart Barlow who teed up Andrew from a yard out (5-2). Another great celebration followed, this time the on fire striker recreated Tim Cahill’s corner flag shadow boxing celebration!
Just like in the 1st game of the day, Home legend Stuart Barlow couldn’t miss out on some scoring action and the former Toffees pro scored a brilliant solo goal in the 68th min to make it (6-2). 2 goals in 2 Football Aid games for our legend!
The Home team were keen to put the game to bed and they went one step closer in the 78th min, Home No 11 Robert Bowker with another cool, calm finish to make the score (7-2).
Back came the Home side and a great through ball by Away No 8 Lee Silvano found No 11 Graham Carter who was challenged and saw the ball fall too Away No 9 Mark McCormick, the striker made no mistake and he slotted home in the 85th min to narrow the deficit (7-3).
However the Home side’s Andrew Kenny simply couldn’t stop scoring and he bagged his 4th goal of the day in the 87th min to secure a fantastic day in front of goal for the No 9 (8-3)!
The Away team had battled every step of the way though and they managed a consolation goal in the 89th min. Away No 7 John Jessop’s long strike hit the post and bounced to Away No 8 Lee Silvano who found the back of the net (8-4).
The referee called time on a fantastic, high-scoring game, which had seen the Away side blown away by the Home side’s attacking strength. The on form Home team eventually winning 8-4.
Huge thanks to all our Football Aid players and spectators for being involved in a great 2016 event at Goodison Park. Also many thanks to all SEVEN legends involved on the day, who all took the time to get fully involved and share some great stories about their time at Everton FC!
Full Time: Everton (Home) 8 - 4 Everton (Away)
Man of the Match Home: Andrew Kenny
Man of the Match Away: Joel Lawson
Moment of the Match: Robert Bowker
Home Team: Michael Moglione, Joseph Smith, Stuart Barlow, Jonathan Good, Mark Williams, Gary Williams, Thomas William Cowin, Keith Williams, Andrew Kenny, Declin Ward, Robert Bowker, Sean McNally, David Chany, Hugh McKillop (C), Michael Nilsen
Home Managers: Derek Temple, Graham Stuart & Pat Van Den Hauwe
Home Mascot: Luke Kenny
Away Team: Carl Hughes, Andrew O'Neill, Pat Nevin, Peter McCormick, Andy 'Hulk' Davies, Joel Lawson, John Jessop, Lee Silvano, Mark McCormick, Courtney McCormick, Graham Carter (C), Thomas Reilly, William Isaac, Gareth Sharp, Patrick Rossi
Away Managers: Ian Snodin & John Bailey
Away Mascot: Gabriella Silvano
Match Report written by Matt Annis