League Two pacesetters Wycombe were held to a 1-1 draw at Accrington, allowing Shrewsbury and Luton to close the gap on them to two points
Accrington Stanley live updates
The new Football League season kicks off this weekend.
Sammy McIlroy has been assessing the chances of the north-west's League Two sides.
Accrington have completed the signing of striker Danny Webber on a one-year deal following a successful trial with the club.
Webber, 31, joins the club as a free agent after leaving Doncaster this summer and has been training with the Reds throughout pre-season.
Accrington have completed the signing of midfielder Josh Windass on a one-year deal.
Windass, 19, has played a key role in Stanley's pre-season schedule and has been rewarded with a contract at the Store First Stadium.
Everton, under new boss Roberto Martinez, won 4-1 at League Two side Accrington, who are managed by former Toffees striker James Beattie.
Darron Gibson, Victor Anichebe, Kevin Mirallas and Leon were on the scoresheet for the Toffees.
James Beattie has been appointed as Accrington's first-team manager with immediate effect.
Stanley have been without a manager since Leam Richardson left to join former boss Paul Cook at Chesterfield at the end of April.
Former Southampton, Everton and Stoke striker Beattie, who joined the club as a player in November, will be officially unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday morning.
Francis Jeffers off the bench to make his debut for Accrington Stanley. Who are they? Exactly.
League Two Accrington Stanley have signed former England international Francis Jeffers on a deal until the end of the season, according to reports.