Sky Blues Under-18s were held to a 3-3 by Peterborough United on Saturday, despite a performance that impressed coach Eric Odhiambo.
City fell behind early on before fighting back to lead at the break, during a half in which they were the dominant side.
After the break, the two sides fought a tight contest but the Sky Blues could not prevent the visitors from finding a late equaliser at the end of a six-goal thriller.
Speaking on the result, Odhiambo said: "We were disappointed to only pick up a point in a 3-3 draw with Peterborough, as we were playing some of our best football of the season.
"Despite that, we only went into the break 2-1 ahead, after coming back from a goal down, and we expected more.
"The second half was a lot closer but, going into the last five minutes 3-2 up, we expected to see the game out. Sadly, we were unable to.
"We conceded late from a wide cross to make it 3-3, sharing the points."
Despite the late disappointment, the nature of the performance of City's youngsters offered plenty to be encouraged by.
"There were plenty of positives to take from the game, one of which being Kai Andrews continuing his good form in front of goal," continued Odhiambo.
"He added adding to his two goals last week with another two against Posh - but again, it’s the defensive side where we’ve let ourselves down once again."