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Holland Day 3: Pre-season Tours

The tours are now in full swing following victories for both Scunthorpe United and Walsall in the tournament’s opening fixtures.

The Iron proved to be too much for Dutch side SVV (A) as they came out unscathed in a 5-0 win. Elsewhere in Holland, the Saddlers put eight goals past SVV (B) boasting an 8-0 scoreline.

Tony Daws’ Scunthorpe went in at half-time 2-0 to the better thanks to a Luke Hormsey strike and a Scott Matthews penalty.

An excellent team performance in the second half provided a further three notches to the scoreline in favour of the Iron and it was James Thomas, Fabio Snow and Dalton Harris who all had reason to celebrate.

Walsall’s hitmen came in the form of Aaron Williams firing in a hat-trick, Dan Griffiths snatching a brace and Kieran Morris, Malvind Benning and Reece Flanigan who all struck solo efforts.

Dutch outfit SVV will be disappointed with the scorelines however they will be conscious that their pre-season does not start till next week and current fitness levels will be far from their desired standard at this moment in time.

Whilst the above fixtures were taking shape, Wycombe Wanderers were keen observers at the Goffertstadion where their host club NEC Nijmegen fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Michael Laudrup’s Real Mallorca.

Watford and Wycombe will be preparing for their first taste of LFE’s Invitational Tournament as they take on Scunthorpe United and Vitesse Arnhem respectively on Friday.

You can share the experiences of Wycombe’s Max Kretzschmar by reading his daily blog here.

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