Heartbreak at the death
Chelsea were in the ascendancy and were seemingly the only team who were going to find the winner in the final minutes of normal time. However, an Everton attack in the final two minutes of normal time would clinch victory for the Toffees. McAllister, scorer of the first, tried his luck after a loose ball fell to him from outside the box. Hitting it first time, the ball forced its way through and over the line.
With that goal, we were deflated and there was little time for a response. Our Youth Cup journey has ended at the fifth round stage.
It’s a quick turnaround for Brand’s boys, who take on Arsenal in the Under-18 Premier League next Tuesday morning. Kick-off at Arsenal’s training ground is 11am.
Chelsea Lucas Bergstrom; Josh Brooking, Charlie Wiggett (Dion Rankine 90), Bashir Humphreys; Tino Livramento, Lewis Bate (c), Charlie Webster (Ben Elliott 89), Harvey Vale; Myles Peart-Harris, Joe Haigh, Jude Soonsup-Bell (Bryan Fiabema 68)
Unused subs Alfie Gilchrist, Sami Tlemcani, Silko Thomas, Josh Tobin
Booked Haigh 88
Scorer Haigh 70
Everton Luk Leban, Matthew Mallon, Thierry Small, Sebastian Kristensen, Elijah Campbell, Lewis Warrington (c), Lewis Dobbin (Stanley Mills 26), Luke Butterfield, Tom Cannon (Rafael Garcia 72), Charlie Whitaker, Sean McAllister
Unused subs Jak Stewart, Daniel Lowy, Harry Hagan, Iman Jagne, Jenson Metcalfe
Booked Mallon 54; Small 79, McAllister 90
Scorer McAllister 35, 88
Referee Jason Richardson