Lee Barnard slotted home a penalty after 57 minutes of a close contest at Selhurst Park only for the home side to equalise eight minutes later.
Nevertheless, Clive was pleased with how the lads responded to last week's disaster against Southampton.
"We had to bounce back after last week and our shape was a lot better, we defended well when we had to and with better final balls ourselves in the final third we might have created more opportunities," said Clive.
"In terms of the way the lads went about the game it was good but it would have been better if we'd have rounded that off with a win.
"It was a game played in very difficult conditions. Both teams set about it in the right way, we tried to pass it, tried to play but had to adapt.
"We got ourselves in front with an excellent pass from Emil to put David in on the left, got inside the full-back, won the penalty that Barney converted and it was a situation where we had to defend well and close the game out.
"The conditions made it difficult to play the passing game we like so it was a case of playing differently at times and dealing with the ball early because when it was in the air in the wind it was difficult to deal with.
"I thought we acquitted ourselves well in those conditions but was disappointed we didn't close the game out."
Clive Allen was pleased with how the reserves bounced back from last week's defeat but disappointed we didn't hold on for a win in last night's 1-1 draw at Palace.