Realising that this was normal football the EAWF team got into their stride and staged a spirited fight back to take a 3-1 lead before finally running out of steam and losing an entertaining game 5-4.

EAWF skipper Charlie Cousin said, “We’ve had a great day although I imagine some of my squad will spend a few days recovering from the many aches and sore muscles. A few of them now realise that walking football is the way forward for them!”

Wales skipper Peter Morgan was full of praise for their hosts and tour organiser Gary Thomas of Algarve Football Tours.