England lose out to Portugal in Final of Montaigu Tournament.
England U16s 1-1 Portugal (Portugal win 3-1 on kicks from the penalty mark)
The Montaigu Tournament
Monday 5 April 2010
Maxime Bossis Stadium, Montaigu, France
Kenny Swain's England U16 side slipped to their first defeat of the season, losing out on penalties to Portugal in the Final of the Montaigu Tournament in France.
Victories over Ukraine, Gabon and Japan propelled the Young Lions into the Final and extended their unbeaten run to seven matches, after three wins in the Victory Shield and a 1-1 draw with Belgium in February.
In Montaigu, the Portuguese took the lead on 13 minutes but midfielder Robbie Cotton scored his first England goal after 29 minutes to equalise and send the game to a penalty shoot-out, which Portugal won 3-1.
1 Jordan Pickford, 2 Jordan Cousins (C), 3 Ellis Plummer, 5 Sam Magri, 7 Raheem Sterling, 8 Robbie Cotton, 9 Hallam Hope (11 Nathan Redmond, 72), 14 Nick Powell, 15 Blair Turgott (18 Max Clayton, 72), 16 Jack Barmby (10 Matthias Fanimo, 49), 17 Matthew Regan
Substitutes not used 4 George Evans, 12 Callum McFadzean, 13 Tyrell Belford
Head Coach Kenny Swain
Goals Robbie Cotton 29