Youth boss praise despite cup exit
But the scoreline wasn't a fair reflection of the game at Kenilworth Road, according to youth boss Wayne Brown.
He told the official website: "We lost the game and we're out of the cup but I couldn't be too harsh on the boys."
"I felt that we were the better team for long spells but we didn't punish them in those periods and they did when they got the chance.
"We started well but failed to turn it into goals in the first twenty minutes.
"With the score at 2-0, we missed a decent chance and then they went down the other end and scored a third.
"2-1 is a completely different prospect than 3-0 at half time but they were ruthless and we weren't."
The U's did get a goal back in the second half but it wasn't enough, though Brown feels that it could have been different had a decision at 3-1 gone their way.
"Louis Dunne got us a goal and then we had one disallowed for offside.
"We had a look at it after the game and it really should have stood.
"They might have got nervous at 3-2, having had a three goal lead and the last quarter of the game could have been different.
"It wasn't to be though and in the cup, a decent performance gets you nothing if the opposition are more clinical than you."