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Everton dominant as they beat Chelsea 6-2

Head Coach Mark Dolan was left ‘very impressed,’ with the ‘professional performance’ of his side as they beat Chelsea 6-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Rhyce Ramsden continued his impressive form, scoring four goals against the West London side, with Jamie Oakey and Dave Tweed also chipping in with goals.

A double from Harry Ash was only enough for consolation goals, as Chelsea Captain Mark Smith saw red in the 49th minute for foul play.

With the Merseyside club pushing to close the gap on Portsmouth, they started the match in stunning fashion.

Jamie Oakey tried an effort from range, finding the roof of the net inside two minutes.

Everton then broke away moments later, this time Steve Johnson squared the ball to captain Dave Tweed, who managed to slip the ball in between Kieran Lambourne’s legs.

Harry Ash (left) and David Tweed (right) go head-to-head - Image: Jake Kirkman

And Dolan’s side didn’t stop there, Rhyce Ramsden grabbed his first of the game in the 11th minute, continuing his scoring form after an excellent FA Cup performance that earnt him Player of the Match.

The first half dominance ended when Ramsden bagged his second of the match just moments later, making it 4-0 at half time.

With much to work on after the break, Chelsea began showing positive signs, however Ramsden didn’t show any sign of stopping, grabbing his third of the match in the 29th minute.

Harry Ash was able to beat Phil Grace in the Everton goal minutes after, but this only encouraged the winning side.

Ramsden bagged his fourth of the afternoon, before Ash scored his and Chelsea’s second of the match with five minutes left to play.

As the match drew to a close, a moment of madness saw the Blues Captain Mark Smith red carded for a tackle on Liam Burbridge, adding disappointment to the London side’s afternoon.

EARLY SHOWER SKIPPER (Mark Smith pictured) - Image: Jake Kirkman

In emphatic fashion, Everton close the gap towards the top of the league, as they look to push Portsmouth off of the top spot.

Head Coach Mark Dolan said: “I was very impressed – the performance was a professional one.

“We took our recent form into the game and were dominant in the final third which allowed us to take a good lead early in the game.”

With Rhyce Ramsden in the form of his life, his four goals helped separate the two sides, and his coach said: “It’s always beneficial to have a player like Rhyce.

“His pace, agility, and cleverness in and around the box is huge for us, this is proved by the chances and goals that are created through him.

“But also his work rate is fantastic, and he proves his worth defensively too.”

As the Toffees look to knock Portsmouth off their perch, Dolan has praised his side for getting themselves back in question for the league title.

“We have put ourselves back in the race for the league, and a Champions League place, which is huge considering our league form last year,” Dolan added.

“The developments and commitment of the lads has been fantastic and we will continue to work hard in training for the remaining fixtures and the cup competition in September.”


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