Hearts U20s lost 3-0 to Motherwell in Monday night's Development League match at Ochilview.
Jordan Armstrong headed Motherwell in front on 12 minutes, with Shea Gordon adding a second half double on 67 and 73 minutes.
Next up for the Wee Jambos is an away game against St Mirren next Tuesday.
Hearts: Gallacher; Sandison, Smith (K), Jones, Brandon, Akers (Baxter 68), Paton, Irving (Smith (C) 86), Leonard (Hamilton (C) 75), Morrison, Bikey. Sub Unused: Ritchie.