Nottingham Forest's Under 21s succumbed to their first defeat in four games with a 2-0 loss at Sheffield United this afternoon.
Difficult conditions plagued the quality of the encounter at Bramall Lane as Jamie Fullarton's Forest side aimed to build on last week's victory over Leeds United.
In the first half, Josh Rees burst forward and came excruciatingly close to finding Matty Cash with his delivery but it just evaded the Forest midfielder.
David Brooks tested Tim Erlandsson from distance in the second period and shortly afterwards the hosts took the lead.
Jake Wright was brought down in the box and the striker dispatched his spot-kick past Erlandsson. And the Blades doubled their advantage moments later when Ben Whiteman unleashed a piledriver from range that went into the top corner.
Despite their attacking intentions, it wasn't to be for The Reds and they'll be hoping to bounce back against Bolton Wanderers at The Nigel Doughty Academy next Monday (7 December, kick-off 1pm)
Forest: Erlandsson, Gabriel, Nielsen, Worrall, Kelly, Rees (Walton 74'), Crookes, Cash, Petravicius, Thomas, Thorne