Guernsey's under-21s have been praised despite losing 4-1 to Northern Ireland Schoolboys on Tuesday.
Charlie Laine gave Guernsey the lead, but the visitors equalised just before half-time and then went on to score three times after the interval.
"Our discipline defensively was excellent, they looked a threat going forward," said coach Tom Strawbridge.
"When you look at their goals they were probably flattered with 4-1, but we've got more positives than negatives."
The game was a warm-up for the island side ahead of the Under-21 Muratti with Jersey later this month.
"Our boys haven't played much football in the last few weeks, so to come up against quality opposition who are used to playing high-tempo football is a challenge," Strawbridge added to BBC Radio Guernsey.
"So the boys will learn a lot from tonight and we can move forward with some good vibes."