Owen Garvan's stunning consolation came too late to cause any real worry amongst the Ashton Gate faithful but Holloway had few complaints about the performance his much-changed side put in.
"I can't be too critical," he said. "What I've got to do is stay calm and encourage my lads. I saw a lot out there that I was pleased with.
"No one's heads drops, no one made any mistakes, they just scored two very good goals. Ours wasn't bad either but it came a bit late.
"Some of my young lads did very well and got a bit of experience coming to a place like this."
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