Tuesday August 2, 2011

Holland Day 7 & 8: Pre-season Tours

In: General News

Watford team and bikes

After a successful first week, the four clubs have now said their farewells to their host club and have all relocated to one facility – the Papendal Hotel in Arnhem.

Sunday saw each club transfer to their new training camp HQ where they will see out the remaining six nights – this was followed by a tour of the top class facilities that the Papendal has to offer.

The Watford squad however had business to finish before they could depart for the Papendal lining up against ADO Den Haag in a bid to make it two wins on the bounce on tour.

Den Haag remained patient throughout the first half and kept possession for long spells but failed to make that count as Watford kept their discipline and defended in good fashion, to ensure the score was 0-0 at half-time.

Michael Kalu In Action

Watford carried their resilient performance into the second half and Den Haag will be cursing themselves for not capitalising in the first 45 minutes as Watford notched twice through Bernard Mensah and Dereece Gardiner.

The next fixture in the LFE Invitational Tournament saw a Monday night all-English tie between Walsall and Wycombe Wanderers.

With both teams still battling it out for a place in the final, it served a brilliant spectacle played in a great manner.

It was the Saddlers who left the left field with their heads up as they pipped Wycombe to a 3-2 victory.

Max Kretzschmar In Action

The Saddlers had Aaron Williams, Jason Wellings and Mitchell Botfield to thank for their goals whilst the Chairboys’ consolation goals came from Max Herbert and Lee Wright.

Tuesday sees the Iron and the Hornets receive a masterclass coaching session delivered by Dutch footballing legend Rob Witschge whilst the Chairboys and the Saddlers take an excursion to the Arnhem War Memorial.

Subscribe

Subscribe via email to receive news updates & our quarterly newsletter 'Touchline' direct to your inbox. Or alternatively grab the RSS feed.