Hearts U20s suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Ross County yesterday afternoon.
Heavy sleet and a gale force wind made playing conditions less than ideal in Dingwall, but the Wee Jambos none the less played some good stuff at times.
They led at half-time courtesy of an Andy Irving strike but were undone by a Staggies comeback in the final 45 minutes.
Chris Hamilton's attempted backpass ended up in his own net to make it 1-1 and sixty seconds later Davis Keillor-Dunn made it 2-1 to the hosts.
Jon Daly's side continued to create chances, however, but County added two more goals through Jonathan Franks.
Hearts: Trialist, Brandon, Hamilton, Jones, Reid, Akers (Roy '65), Petkov (C.Smith '86), Beith, Leonard, Irving, Bikey. Subs not used: Ritchie, K.Smith, Baxter, Young.