Belgium U18s 1-0 England U18s
Noel Blake's England U18s lose out in La Louviere
England U18s rounded their season off with a narrow defeat on Tuesday evening, as a second-half goal from sub Gilles Sallaets secured victory for Belgium.
After a tight first half of few chances, Noel Blake's side were undone by the KV Mechelen striker's goal in the 69th minute and just couldn't find a way back into the match.
The Young Lions, who were hit by numerous withdrawals from the squad in the build-up to the trip, were perhaps unfortunate not to come away from La Louviere with a draw after a largely equal game.
And the winner came just moments after Blake had made a number of substitutions, in order to give all 18 players in his squad a chance to impress.
But with the U18s age group serving a useful purpose for Blake in order to assess his options for next season's U19 squad, both the Coach and the players will return to England much the wiser.