POOL reseves lost 2-1 to Everton in today’s reserve clash at a sun-drenched Bloomfield Road.
Chris Basham got the Seasiders goal in the second half, but two strikes within 60 seconds of each other in the
first period settled the game in the visitors favour.
Pool started well, with Andy Reid looking in good nick and spraying the ball around in trademark fashion. Sergei
Kornilenko also worked hard, while youngsters Adam Dodd and Liam Tomsett were impressive in midfield.
Tomsett in particular stamped his mark on the game and used the ball well.
Victor Anchebe, who has been a regular for Everton’s first team, opened the scoring on the half-hour when he
raced onto a throughball behind right back Chris Basham and lobbed keeper Paul Rachubka. Neat finish,
though Rachubka might have been wiser staying on his line.
Then, seconds after the contest had restarted, Adam Forshaw increased the advantage when he latched onto
a right wing cross and despite scuffing his shot a little, the ball ended up in the bottom corner.
Pool pulled a goal back 15 minutes from the end when Chris Basham, captaining the team and playing at right
back, headed in after good work by Billy Clarke on the left.
Clarke took another step towards fitness by having a busy 90 minutes, which included a couple of good efforts
Louis Almond, back from a successful loan stint at Barrow, also tested keeper Adam Davis with a decent
Pool did well second half in fact, benfitting from a couple of half time substitutions - Brett Ormerod and Ludovic
Sylvestre coming on - and producing a spirited performance.
Ian Holloway watched the game from the stand, Steve Thompson was in the dugout.
Pool: Rachubka, Basham, Mitter, Eastham, Sbai, Tomsett, Reid (Martin 60), Dodd (Sylvestre 45), Almond.
Kornilenko (Ormerod 45), Clarke. Subs not used: Halstead, MacDonald, Martin
Everton: Davis, Browning, Garbutt, Kinsella, Mustafi, Nsiala, Craig, Forshaw, Vellios, Anchebe, Lundstram.
Subs: Fitzgibbon, Bidwell, Hope, Donegan, Forrester
Ref: Mr C Harwood