Lee Bell's Crewe Alexandra Under 18's went down 3-2 to Nottingham Forest after a freakish late goal from the visitors.
Goalkeeper Will Appleyard's attempted clearance cannoned back off the Forest striker before bouncing into the net to give Nottingham the win.
Forest had earlier gone 2-0 ahead, but U16 George Nunn came off the bench to score a brace for the Alex to make it 2-2 going into the closing stages.
But the luck went against Crewe late on & Forest took all three points.
Crewe: Appleyard, Barlow, Harrison, Fenton, Adebesi, C. Johnson, Lynch, Heath (Griffiths), Lomas (Hurst), Walsh, Linton (Nunn