The right-back’s inspired run down the wing that saw his effort cleared off the line inside the first couple of minutes set the tempo for the clash, which the young Reds would agonisingly lose 4-3.
Mateusz Musialowski looked to have set an unassailable lead after halftime by scoring twice in the space of three minutes, with his first strikes at this level coming from either foot.
It came after Owen Beck’s opener was pegged back in the first 45 and with the scoreboard reading 3-1, Lewtas’ side were within reach of just their second win of their league season.
But by the 74th-minute scores were level and despite the Reds’ best efforts, it would be heartbreak as Lewis Hall headed home a 95th-minute winner to deny Liverpool any points.
It was a valiant display from Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s side after going down to 10-men early with midfielder Isaac Mabaya shown a straight red after an ill-timed sliding tackle.
Despite a hot start, a lack of a clinical edge was punished with Leeds up 2-0 before Oakley Cannonier pegged one back with his 11th goal in just six games, set up by 16-year-old Bobby Clark.
It provided a lifeline heading into the second half, one quickly taken away as by the 66th-minute it was 4-2, with defender Terence Miles adding a consolation late on with a tidy finish as Leeds saw out the game 5-2.
It sets up another big week in the academy alongside the first team, with a UEFA Youth League contest against Porto in midweek followed by a trip to meet Man United for the U23s.