West Bridgford too strong for youth team at Regatta Way.Our youth team slipped to a 3-1 defeat at West Bridgford F.C. in their final pre-season encounter.
The Stags went behind courtesy of Chris Atkins' close-range finish on the half-hour mark, before quick-fire goals by West Bridgford after the re-start put the result beyond any reasonable doubt.
George Holloway netted a late consolation, but it wasn't enough to save our youngsters from defeat.
Nevertheless, there were two positives to be had on a disappointing night as both Conor Green and Joe Harrison returned to action following lengthy spells on the sidelines due to injury.
Our young guns will now be eager to respond from this defeat in Saturday's Football League Youth Alliance (East Division) season-opener at neighbours Chesterfield.