The Sky Blues Under 23s fell to a 1-0 defeat this afternoon against Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.
In what was the final away fixture in the Professional Development League South for City, they fell behind to a Shaun Miller strike midway through the first half.
The goal would prove to be vital as it would secure all three points for the Railyway Men and leave City empty handed.
Jason Farndon's side now one game remaining this friday against Hull City at the Ricoh Arena.
The Sky Blues remain one point ahead of Crystal Palace in second place, but the Eagles do have a game in hand.
Sky Blues Xl: Corey Addai (GK), Jordon Thompson, Declan Drysdale, Morgan Williams (C), Sam McCallum, Josh Eccles, Zain Westbrooke, Dexter Walters, Charlie Wakefield, Conor Chaplin, Jordan Ponticelli.
Subs: Tom Billson (GK), Jack Burroughs, Jonny Ngandu, Trialist, David Bremang.