Nottingham Forest Under 18s suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Coventry City in the Professional Development League 2 on Saturday morning.
The match, played at the Nigel Doughty Academy, saw The Reds fail to win for the sixth game running as they fall away from the play-off spots.
Jordan Ponticelli struck a hat-trick for the visitors to seal the win, and Coventry also had Liam Doyle sent off for two bookable offences but City continued their winning streak to stay in contention at the top.
Forest: Shelvey, Richardson, Barnes, C. Smith (McClean 45'), Stewart, Harbottle, Appiah, Johnson (Mighten 60'), Swan, Re (Dekel 74'), En-Neyah
Unused subs: Soloha, Bondswell