West Ham United U21s fell to a 2-0 defeat to League One side MK Dons on Tuesday evening in the Papa Johns Trophy
The young Hammers battled well to reach the 60-minute mark with the game goalless and might have even taken the lead had Callum Marshall converted an early chance at Stadium MK.
But it would prove to be a result that did little to justify the showing of the young Hammers, as a second-half brace from MK Dons substitute Matthew Dennis saw the hosts take the victory in Buckinghamshire.
The defeat leaves the Irons third in Group K with a trip to leaders Cheltenham Town to come on Tuesday 18 October. A win there could see West Ham through to the knockout stages.
Check out the full highlights from Stadium MK in the video player above.