Hull City Academy faced Sporting Lisbon after a tough first week of their pre-season camp in Portugal.
Both the Under-21s and Under-18s faced Lisbon’s respected academies in 35 degree heat.
The Under-21s suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against a strong Sporting Lisbon side. Coaches Richard Naylor and Conor Sellars made five changes to their starting XI to the one that faced Grimsby Town last time out.
Second-year scholar Ben Voase started in goal, while two unnamed trialists featured in the squad. Three other second-year scholars stepped up for the Under-21s as Keegan Green, Aman Panesar and Glen Sani all stepped up due to Harry Wallis and Sincere Hall’s involvement with the first-team.
Managing the game in hot conditions, the Tigers picked their moments to press and be aggressive out of possession. Will Jarvis had two good opportunities to net, but sadly was unfortunate not to convert on the day.
For the Under-18s, they suffered a 4-0 defeat by the hands of Sporting Lisbon. Manager duo John Anderson and Billy Clarke made five changes to the side that were defeated 3-1 by Bradford City last time out.
George Wilson started in goal for the young Tigers, while Paul Iggulden, Kyle Fanning, Sam Opoku and Ralph Nkomba were the other changes. Kornel Miscuir, Alfie Perry, Stan Hewitt and Stan Ashbee all stepped up from their respected age groups to feature for the Under-18s.
The young Tigers produced good passing moves throughout the fixture and crafted a handful of chances. Hewitt came the closest in the fixture for the Tigers, hitting the post late on, with Sporting netting two of their goals in the final five minutes of the fixture.
Both teams have another fixture while out in their pre-season camp in Portugal with the Under-18s facing Aberdeen on the 26th July while the Under-21s face S.C. Farense a day later. Both fixtures will be played at the Browns Sporting Training Camp with both fixtures kicking off at 10:30am.
Under-21s (4-3-3): Voase; Trialist A, Leckie, Taylor, K Green; O Green, Lovick, Panesar; Snelgrove, Sani, Hinds.
Subs: Trialist B, Jarvis, Johnson, Fanning, Coyle.
Under-18s (4-3-3): Wilson; Carr, Iggulden, Ashbee, Onoh; Coyle, Fanning, Opoku; Spence, Nkomba, Johnson.
Subs: Miscuir, Kelly, Chibanga, Gray, Perry, Hewitt.
Photo: Browns Sports Resort