Leroy Lita had put Pearce´s youngsters ahead in Heerenveen but Maceo Rigters levelled with an overhead kick with a minute remaining to set up extra-time and penalties.
In a clinical shoot-out, players had to take penalties twice and Anton Ferdinand´s miss ultimately allowed the holders and hosts to win a 32-kick contest 13-12.
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