John Schofield praised his Development side's performance after they were beaten 3-2 by Peterborough United.
Matty Blair opened the scoring after eight minutes, as he turned in a smart cutback from striker Alfie May.
Rovers doubled their lead midway through the second-half through a fine curling effort from former Posh forward Paul Taylor.
The home side produced a strong fightback late on though and had a goal back when George Cooper fired into the bottom corner, before Matt Stevens levelled the scores.
Peterborough completed the turnaround with three minutes of normal time remaining, as Jason Cummings converted from the spot after Mark O'Hara was brought down in the area.
Schofield said: "Looking at the result it's disappointing, but breaking the game down we were excellent for most of it.
"We've spoken about how long we controlled the ball for and the chances we created.
"Late on when it got tough we had to be braver with the ball but as we keep saying it is a learning curve for us."