A battling Notts County Ladies Development Squad reserves team were beaten 3-2 at home by Teversal in the Notts County Cup.
The Magpies took the fight to Teversal and played some excellent football, which was rewarded with two goals from Jade Sheppard.
However, the tide turned as the Teversal boots began flying in and the visitors levelled before half-time.
A never-say-die attitude from player of the match Jessie Knott in the second half could not get Notts a goal and Teversal equalised and then went ahead from a well-worked corner.
The hosts felt they were not helped by some of the refereeing decisions, but nevertheless fought hard to the end.