Turkey U16s 2-2 England U16s
Monday, 01 April, 2013
Young Lions lose Montaigu Final to Turkey on penalty shoot-out
England U16s missed out on the Montaigu Tournament title on Monday, losing a penalty shoot-out against Turkey following a 2-2 draw.
Kenny Swain's side reached the Final after emerging unbeaten and top of a group containing Holland, Germany and Chile.
And they encountered a tough Turkey team in the Final, with the sides unable to be separated after 80 minutes.
Turkey took the lead, despite being reduced to ten men following an early sending off, only for Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong to equalise shortly after the half-hour mark.
Unfortunately, Turkey were back in front just before the break to leave the Young Lions chasing a goal in the second half.
And Swain's team found a deserved equaliser with seven minutes remaining as Manchester United forward Demetri Mitchell curled home direct from a corner.
They couldn't find a winning goal though, so the Montaigu Final was decided from the spot.
Unfortunately, England weren't quite as clinical at that stage as Turkey won by 4-2