19 Feb 2019
Day 3 - European Game under lights

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An early call to breakfast enabled the tourists to fit even more into the day than yesterday. After breakfast we all travelled to the training ground to be put through their paces by the FCPorto Coaches. After the morning session we had a nutritionist from FC Porto come and deliver a excellent talk on what the students to eat and when to eat for maximum performance. After a nutritious lunch the students had a fun light training session working on touch, technique and control. The students headed back to hotel for prematch dinner before playing their matches against local opposition, Neves futebol clube. A great evening of football under lights! The teams had a bit of a reshuffle with a few u14’s playing up. Everybody played well and enjoyed themselves. The U13’s had a terrific game with Harry Rees finishing off a great team move. The match finished (1-2) despite the best efforts to get back into the match in front of the local crowd and our U14/U15 cheering our boys. The U14’s and U15’s then played their games, the 14’s played really well and looked like they had secured an 2-2 excellent draw but a last second winner for the opposition was heartbreaking (2-3). The U15’s finished off the tours football activities with a fantastic 6-2 win. A very exciting but tiring day with evening presentations on the bus!