Our Under-18s fell at the first hurdle in this season's FA Youth Cup as Barnsley ran out 3-1 winners at Oakwell on Tuesday night.
The home side didn't look back after Danny Rose spectacularly volleyed them into the lead inside three minutes of this third round tie.
Barnsley scored a second in first half added time to put a dampener on what had been a spirited comeback and then all-but ended the contest with a third goal early in the second half.
Harry Kane pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 74th minute after Jack Barthram was tripped in the box, but it was too little, too late.
The key spell was arguably between Barnsley's first two goals.
Rose's scissor-kick into the top corner - a goal to grace any match - handed his side the perfect start but within a minute it could have been level as Kudus Oyenuga glanced a header wide.
Jordan Archer made a point-blank save soon after but the big chances then fell our way.
Oyenuga was denied by Tykes' goalkeeper Lukas Lidakevicius' one-on-one and the same player was denied again, this time a 25-yarder tipped over.
The lads were then dealt a huge blow as Ben Carlisle got to the left byline and cut the ball back for Jordan Clarke to drill into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
The clock read 45.12 and suddenly coach Alex Inglethorpe was having to address a 2-0 deficit at half-time.
The next goal was always going to be vital and it went Barnsley's way nine minutes into the second half. Carlisle whipped a free-kick into the near post and Bradley Riley darted in to flick home.
Realistically, there was no way back from there, but the lads refused to throw in the towel.
Lidakevicius turned away Callum Tapping's curler and Kane struck the woodwork before substitute Barthram was felled by Lidakevicius and Kane slotted home a consolation from the penalty spot.
KEY ACTION: BARNSLEY 3-1 SPURS
Added time (94.01): CHANCE - SPURS. Waller Lassen low cross from the left collected by Oyenuga, who then shot wide from 10 yards.
Added time: 5mins
85.14: Waller Lassen shot blocked in crowded goalmouth. Tapping sliced follow up well wide.
83.15: Noble-Lazarus hammered decent shooting chance well wide.
74.43: GOAL - SPURS. Kane slotted home the penalty, sending Lidakevicius the wrong way.
Barnsley 3-1 Spurs
73.48: PENALTY - SPURS. Barthram clipped by Lidakevicius as he slid out.
72.29: WOODWORK - SPURS. Corner fell to Kane, who worked room for a shot and crashed his effort against the left upright from 10 yards.
71.45: SAVE - LIDAKEVICIUS. Keeper at full stretch to fingertip away Tapping's curler heading for the far corner.
56.55: Tapping run and shot taken by Lidakevicius.
53.38: GOAL - BARNSLEY. Riley darted into the near post to flick home Carlisle's free-kick from the left touchline.
Barnsley 3-0 Spurs
HALF-TIME: BARNSLEY 2-0 SPURS
Added time (45.12): GOAL - BARNSLEY. Carlisle got to the left byline, cutback found Clarke, controlled and finished from 12 yards.
Barnsley 2-0 Spurs
44.30: Patient build-up ended with Pritchard firing over from 22 yards.
25.12: SAVE - LIDAKEVICIUS. Oyenuga decent strike from 25 yards tipped over by Lidakevicius.
14.26: Noble-Lazarus shooting chance but couldn't find target from 20 yards.
12.33: SAVE - LIDAKEVICIUS. Kane sent Oyenuga away in the inside right channel, cut inside last man, shot looked to be heading home until the keeper stuck out his right foot and diverted away.
8.34: Decent shooting chance for Clarke, left side, fired into side-netting.
7.11: SAVE - ARCHER. Stones cross from the right found Rose, central, 10 yards out, Archer out in a flash to make point-blank block.
3.44: Oyenuga always stretching to reach Kane's cross at the far post, made connection but glanced a yard wide.
2.45: GOAL - BARNSLEY. Noble-Lazarus cross from the right powered home by Rose, a spectacular scissor-kick into the top corner from 16 yards.
Barnsley 1-0 Spurs
Barnsley: Lidakevicius; Stones, Gorman, Turner (Kilburn, 58), Carlisle; Riley, Scott, Yun (Taylor, 78), Clarke; Rose (McLeod, 89), Noble-Lazarus. Subs: Hodgson, Stead.
Spurs: Archer; Waller Lassen, Durojaiye, Sheriff (Stewart, 78), Francis-Angol; Dombaxe (Hawkins, 58), Tapping, Pritchard; Kane, Oyenuga, Lancaster (Barthram, 73). Subs: Miles, Munns.