Liam Adams was on the scoresheet as a youthful Nottingham Forest Under 21s side drew with Ipswich at Portman Road on Monday.
Adams opened the scoring but The Reds were unable to hang on to their lead, Adam McDonnell levelling the scores to earn the hosts a point.
Coach Jake Wigley said: "It was a pleasing performance because we had a young side out - we must have had at least seven scholars in the starting line-up. Ipswich had a few pros - David McGoldrick and Jay Tabb played for them.
"We scored a very good goal but the disappointing thing was that we conceded five minutes later. We could have consolidated a little bit more and kept our shape to weather the storm.
"But it was very pleasing considering the team we put out - it was a good experience for the players. I told them all that they could hold their heads up high."
Forest:Evtimov, Yates, Gamblen, Grant (c), Karo, Crookes, Adams, Edser, Brereton, Hayes, McDonagh
Subs: Erlandsson, Re, Taylor, Gomis, Diallo