Manager Duncan Milligan praised the youth of his Worksop Town side as the club, founded in 1861, equalled their worst ever losing run of 10 matches.
The Tigers went down 3-0 to visitors Barton Town, who netted all three goals in the second half,
After Worksop’s last home match of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division season, Milligan said: “We only had three players over 20 today.
“Luke Smith came on and ran the show — and he’s only a baby.
“Jason (Alexander) has done well recently too and it’s as good as we’ve seen Trenchy (Michael Trench) play today. He really stood up to be counted as skipper for the day.”
The manager alsohad words of encouragement for the fans.
“The supporters have been fantastic all season. At least you feel like you’re at a football match when you come here because they’re very vocal.
“We’ve still got four away games to go and if our supporters are there they usually make it feel like a home game anyway, so hopefully we can get a strong side together and pick up some results for this back end of the season.”
After a goalless first half the second period got off to a bad start for the Tigers when Gareth Barlow slammed home from close range for Barton.
Bill Law then grabbed a a brace to finish off the home side.