Everton U18's beat Man Sitteeh 1-0 at Goodison Park to win the Barclays Under-18 Premier League title. In a tense game Everton took the lead through Harry Charsley early in the second half.
Although captain Russell Griffiths kept Sitteh at bay with some good saves, Everton could have gone on and won more convincingly.
Coach Kevin Sheedy was delighted win it after getting beat in the semi-final last season
Sheeds said: "I'm really delighted for them. They're a great set of lads who have worked so hard all season. I kept saying to them we are the best team in the league week-in, week-out.
"The Youth Cup is the short route to success, but winning the league against a lot of very, very good teams speaks volumes for the whole squad. I'm really proud of them.
"Last year we got to the semi-finals of the league and quarter-finals of the Youth Cup, which we did again this year.
"I challenged them, I said we needed to go one better than the semi-final. We needed to get to the final and win it and start winning the mental battles which they've done with two really good performances.
"Mentally, that will do all the players the world of good.
"Our performance was very good against a strong Manchester City team. They pushed us right to the wire but I thought we defended magnificently, we got blocks in and covered every blade of grass. We got what we deserved.
"Russell was absolutely outstanding. He made some tremendous saves and he's got better as the season has gone on, but it was a team effort and I'm really proud of that.
"I said to some of the younger lads that this is the standard and we'll be looking to do the same next year.
"We've got a great group of players coming in added to what we've already got, so I'm really looking forward to next season."
Everton: Griffiths, Jones, Connolly, Graham, Thorniley, Davies, Birch, Williams, C.Duffus, Charsley, Dyson.
Bench: Donohue (54 Dyson), Brewster (73 C.Duffus), Walsh (90 Williams), Hewelt, Dowell.
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