Town’s U23s were beaten 3-2 by Sheffield United in their opening Professional Development League Two South fixture of the season.
Forward Ben Morris gave the Blues the lead but the home side levelled within a minute.
The Blades were in front on 33, then after the break they added to their lead before Morris netted his second of the afternoon in the 83rd minute but Town were unable to grab an equaliser.
The blues next face Hull City at Portman Road next Monday night.
U23s: Wright, Crowe, Clements, Cotter, Ndaba, McKendry, Dozzell, McLoughlin, Morris, Lankester, Folami.
Subs: Ware, Marshall, McGavin, Brown.