Cottesmore can count themselves unlucky to have not taken at least a draw against higher league opposition in their opening pre-season friendly.
Facing Barrow Town from the East Midlands Counties League it was a game of limited chances.
The only goal came after a mix up in the Cottesmore defence on the stroke of half-time.
Cottesmore had two clear cut chances late on to take something from the game but couldn’t convert either opportunity.
Cottesmore used the second half to give run outs to a number of triallists who are looking to force their way into contention for the season.
Cottesmore were due to play Eastwood Town Reserves last night at Uppingham Community College.