Northampton Town's youth team travelled to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday in the EFL Youth Alliance.
Ethan Johnston scored for the Cobblers in a 1-1 draw but coach Jon Brady felt his side deserved more.
"It was a fantastic performance full of effort, desire and attitude and in the end we were a little bit unfortunate not to win the game," he said.
"Ethan scored a terrific goal into the top corner, we hit the underside of the crossbar and their keeper made some great saves. We changed the team around a little bit and went quite strong with a lot of first years and I was really pleased with the performance."