Clive Allen was pleased with the football his reserve played despite being hauled back for a 2-2 draw after leading 2-0 against West Ham on Tuesday night.
The first half was as good as it's been all season against a strong Hammers outfit and rewarded with goals from Mark Yeates and Jamie Slabber.
However, a controversial penalty call against Dean Marney after 70 minutes and a header from a free-kick seven minutes later was enough to earn West Ham a point - Rob Burch saving Jamie's last-minute penalty.
"What we showed was good quality," said Development Coach Clive. "We've worked on that quality in the final third, Yeatesy was very bright in the first half, scored a great goal and then did what we all know he's capable of, drawing in defenders and playing a great ball to Slabs, who finished well.
"At that point I was very happy but this game can kick you in the teeth.
"It's disappointing but sometimes you have to step back and look at the whole picture and I genuinely believe we deserved the three points, we didn't get them, so now we have understand the reasons why."