The Iron’s Under-18s lost 3-2 at Brigg Town in their second friendly of pre-season but put in a really good performance.
United took the lead on 14 minutes when Aidan Train intercepted a pass and found the bottom corner from 30 yards.
Brigg equalised on 38 minutes when they broke and finished from their left side.
The Iron fell behind a minute after half-time, as they gave the ball away when trying to play out from the back.
United levelled on 57 minutes when Train drove his free-kick hard and low into the bottom corner.
The Iron then started the process of making nine changes to the team as the Under-16 age group players were introduced for the final half hour of the game.
Brigg seized the opportunity and went in front with a third goal, as United were caught out giving away possession as they tried to play out from the back.
Speaking after the game, academy manager Tony Daws said: “We were really pleased with the manner in which our lads played today in relation to the Club and Academy philosophy.
“Our players played some excellent football and were brave to show and have the ball to play out when under pressure in their own half. We also played the last 30 minutes with our Under-16 players on the pitch and they will all benefit from the experience.”