Alan Stubbs is a happy bunny at present as his Everton Under-21 side made it three wins on a row in 2013 after a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough.
Southport's Merseyrail Community Stadium was the home venue for Everton for the first time since moving from Widnes.
The young Blues were the better side throughout and triumphed thanks to goals from John Lundstram (18 min.)and the returning Ross Barkley (66 min.).
EVERTON: Mucha, Stones, Garbutt, Junior, Duffy, Browning, Hope, Barkley, Vellios, McAleny, Lundstram. Subs: Duffus (79 Vellios), Springthorpe, Johns, McLaughlin, Adelson.
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