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Everton fans react as academy star shines during under-23 win

Lewis Dobbin scored another pre-season hat-trick last night as Everton under-23s defeated Chorley 3-1 at Victory Park.

It’s been a stunning pre-season for the young Everton prospect. He’s been unable to stop scoring, netting an astonishing three hat-tricks.

At just 18 he already looks set for a bright future and supporters have been enjoying his progress during the pre-season campaign.

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The Stoke-born performer was in fine form last season. He fired 14 goals and registered 11 assists from just 31 appearances for the club’s under-18 ranks.

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Dobbin was also promoted to David Unsworth’s under-23 outfit during the closing stages of the season.

Last night he was in fine form once again as he put Chorley to the sword with some clinical finishing.

Dobbin looks like being one of the next Everton youngsters to emerge from a plethora of talented players at Goodison Park.

The teenager typically operates as a left-winger, although he can also play as a No.10 or as a centre-forward.

Everton fans rave about performance of Dobbin

Toffees followers typically like to get misty-eyed over their younger players emerging through the ranks.

Dobbin perhaps is a little way off first-team stardom yet. If he continues in his current goalscoring form, however, it might not be too long before he’s making an impact.

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Rafa Benitez is now in charge at Goodison Park. He will aim to revive the club’s fortunes after Carlo Ancelotti surprisingly departed in the summer.

Following last night’s devastating display of finishing, supporters have been reacting on Twitter.

Here is what the Toffees faithful have been saying about the youngster’s latest pre-season hat-trick.

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