Notts County youth team delivered another impressive performance on Saturday but a late double saw them beaten by their Doncaster Rovers counterparts.
The young Magpies had taken the lead through Jack Golding, who scored directly from a corner.
It looked set to seal his side’s first three points of the campaign but Rovers struck twice in the dying stages to make it 2-1 at Highfields.
“We’re pretty disappointed by the result, because we were 1-0 up with five or six minutes to play and we ended up losing the game,” said head of Academy coaching Andy McMillan.
“We’ll hopefully learn lessons about finishing teams off, as we played some good football again and did the right things.
“It’s a tough one to take and if I’m being honest we should have nine points and top of the league.
“The facts are that we’re bottom because we haven’t got any but we’ve got a free week and we’ll work hard.
“They are down but for the right reasons, because they know that they’ve done well and just haven’t won the game.”
Photos by Andy Stokes