Norwich City’s Under-18s were beaten 2-0 away to Southampton on Saturday.
Goals in the second-half from Kornelius Hansen and Enzo Robise sealed the win for the Saints.
A number of City youngsters who featured in the extra-time FA Youth Cup win over Newcastle during the week were involved at the Staplewood Campus and put in a valiant effort against a team third in the U18 Premier League.
David Wright’s youngsters are back in action on Wednesday when they visit Brighton and Hove Albion (1pm kick-off).
City XI: Blair, Vaughan, Barnes, Barkarson, Ekumah, Thorvaldsson, Fleming (Dickson-Peters, 55), Mehmeti, Idah, Hutchinson, Thomspon-Brissett (Keller, 46)
Subs not used: Tanimowo, Dronfield, Richardson
Bookings: Barnes, Ekumah
Red cards: Mehmeti