Nottingham Forest's Under 18s have endured a mixed bag of results over the past week as they followed up Wednesday's 2-1 win over Sheffield United with a 4-2 defeat at Brentford this afternoon.Gary Brazil's side recorded their first win of 2014 with the midweek success against The Blades at The Nigel Doughty Academy although they did have to come from behind to do so.
Diego De Girolamo opening the scoring after 15 minutes as he nipped behind the Forest defence before slotting under the body of the onrushing Richard Dearle.
The Reds did level ten minutes later though as Jake Mulraney took advantage of some hesitancy in the United defence to stab home past the goalkeeper and restore parity.
And substitute Tyler Walker sealed the win five minutes before half-time as The Blades failed to clear the ball from their own penalty area allowing the Reds forward to steal in and force it into the net from close range.
Forest weren't able to make it three games unbeaten however as they fell to an unfortunate defeat in West London this afternoon despite Mulraney bagging a brace.
After trailing to a 5th-minute opener from Brentford's Audrius Laucys, The Reds hit back as Mulraney levelled the scores with an excellent strike from the edge of the penalty area.
Bradley Clayton re-established The Bees' advantage shortly before half-time but Mulraney, fresh from his nomination for the Republic of Ireland Under 17 Player of the Year award, dragged his side level again midway through the second half.
Forest's character was not enough to see them take a point though as goals from Herson Rodrigues Alves and Makhosini Khanye late on gave Brentford the win.
Brazil's boys have an immediate chance to bounce back as they face another trip to the capital to take on Charlton Athletic on Tuesday (4 March, kick-off 1pm).
Team vs Sheffield United: Dearle, Karo, Kelly, Worthington, Arrowsmith, Elliott, Thomas, Schoenecker, Petravicius (Worrall 55'), Mulraney, Burke (Walker 35')
Team vs Brentford: Myles, Karo (Gamblin 46'), Arrowsmith, Worrall, Kelly, Thomas (Adams 66'), E.Otim, Worthington, Elliott, Walton (Yates 66'), Mulraney