Date: 16th April 2019 at 6:30pm
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Losing to Fulham put a dampener on the feel-good factor swirling around Goodison Park after three great wins, but the Under 23s have brought it straight back by winning the Premier League 2 title.

The young Toffees squad clinched the crown with a 1-0 win over Brighton on Monday night, thanks to Josh Bowler scoring his third of the season.

Bowler took possession on the right flank as David Unsworth’s side began to get a foothold in the game, drove towards the penalty box and fended off a challenge by Seagulls’ ace Jayson Molumby using his great strength, before drilling a left-footed effort into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the area.

The wide midfielder proved a threat throughout the encounter, and could have added a second of the game in the later 45, but his tantalising effort, again from outside the box, drifted just wide of the post.

It did not matter in the end, though, as his first-half goal proved enough, and moved our U23s onto 41 points – six points clear of second-placed Brighton.

The win meant the young Toffees lifted the trophy at home, and earned a lot of praise on social media…