Depleted side lose out at hands of The BluesA valiant effort by Crewe Alexandra's young guns wasn't enough at Birmingham City, as an U18 side made up mainly of 16 and 17 year-olds lost out 6-1.
The Alex held their full-strength hosts to 0-0 at half-time, but conceded three goals in eight second half minutes to fall behind before pulling one back through Harry Pickering.
Another three goals late on as the young legs began to tire didn't paint a fair reflection of the game as Kenny Lunt's side succumbed to a heavy defeat.
Crewe: Hylton, Wilkinson, Davies, Barlow, Riley, Harrison, Si. Mohammed, So. Mohammed, Dale, Pickering, Whalley.