Albion's under-23s were sunk by a wonder goal at the Amex this evening.

Anthony Evans fired inside the far post from just outside the box to give Everton a 2-1 win in Premier League 2.

His strike at the start of added time came just two minutes after Warren O’Hora had levelled from close range for the hosts at a corner.

Albion initially went behind in only the second minute when Anthony Gordon chased a long ball down the left and cut inside. His shot was low on target but should not have got past keeper Hugo Keto.

The hosts took a while to come into the game although a few tricks and touches by Taylor Richards delighted the faithful dotted around the West Lower.

Jordan Davies, playing off frontman Ryan Longman, also had his moments and twice went close to the top corner from just outside the box, the first of them with a free-kick.

Richards saw an angled effort go narrowly past the far post in the second half as Albion made the running.

But they struggled to really hurt David Unsworth’s Everton, who were well organised at the back with an eye to counter attack, until their late flurry.

Richards' deflected shot was pushed over by keeper Harry Tyrer and Everton even repelled O'Hora's close-range effort from the resulting corner before he put away the rebound.

But Everton had the final say.

Albion player-coach Andrew Crofts, playing in central midfield, went off after half an hour with what looked like a problem with his right thigh.

That led to left-back and skipper Alex Cochrane taking a midfield role.

Sub Lewis Freestone, who went on at left-back, made way for forward Danny Cashman for the final stages.

Albion: Keto; A.Davies, O’Hora, Roberts, Cochrane; Crofts (Freestone 31, Cashman 71), Jenks; Richards, J.Davies (Yapi 66), Gwargis; Longman.