The young Magpies were beaten 4-3 at Highfields on Saturday...
Notts County youth team were involved in a seven-goal thriller on Saturday morning but were defeated by local rivals Chesterfield.
Striker Malachi Moore netted a hat-trick for the young Magpies, with his first goal coming from the penalty spot.
The Spireites drew level ahead of the interval and then went on to take a 2-1 lead in the second period.
Notts grabbed an equaliser when Moore’s header found the net, only for Chesterfield to strike twice more.
Moore’s third, another header, gave County hope but the visitors held on for all three points.
Youth team coach Brett Adams told the official site: “It was a great game, to be fair, as both teams had a good go.
“We played some very good football – at times it was breathtaking – but naïve mistakes have cost us again.
“We can’t fault the desire from the lads and we’re just disappointed for them because we know how hard they work from Monday to Friday.
“We know where we need to get better but these things take time, and we’re sure that by Christmas time we won’t be making these errors.
“We’re pleased with the effort and the commitment and it’s a shame we didn’t get three points, as we massively deserved it.”
Adams was pleased to see Moore net his first competitive goals since returning from a cruciate ligament injury that saw him sidelined for the 2011.12 campaign.
He said: “Although he got a hat-trick it wasn’t his best of games, but I’ll never slag anyone off that gets a hat-trick.
“If he does that, it’s an 11 out of 10 game but we know he’s still got a long way to go after his injury.
“We had a lot of players that did well, including Kyle Dixon in midfiled, who was outstanding, and the centre-backs, Kieran [Geldenhuys] and [Liam] Guest, headed everything.”
To keep up with the youth team’s progress during the season, click here.