Nottingham Forest Under 18s were beaten 3-2 at Birmingham City on Wednesday afternoon.
Goals from Brennan Johnson and Ethan Stewart twice gave Forest the lead in the West Midlands but the home side hit back to take all three points.
The Reds are next in action in the New Year when they entertain Sheffield United at The Nigel Doughty Academy on Saturday 6th January (kick-off 11am).
Forest: Soloha, Richardson, Preston, Charlesworth, Stewart, Willetts, Appiah, Smith, Johnson, En-Neyah, Barnes (Asare 56')
Subs not used: Liburd-Hines, Greenwood
Goals: Johnson 2', Stewart 63',
Bookings: Barnes 31', Smith 51', Johnson 79'