Kyle Fraser-Allen and Jon Obika shot the lads into a 2-0 lead but Palace fought back for a share of the spoils.
“We were outstanding in the first 40 minutes,” reported coach Alex Inglethorpe. “We got ourselves into a 2-0 lead and looked in control.
“We opened the scoring with only three minutes on the clock when David Hutton got down the left, crossed and Kyle Fraser-Allen got himself into a good position and finished well. That was great as it’s something we’ve been working on with Kyle, getting himself into positions where he can both create and score goals.
“We made it 2-0 after 20 minutes when Jon Obika finished off a move that started with Oscar Jansson and involved Ryan Mason and David Hutton.
“Palace then had a man sent off but instead of us securing the result, we attacked, looked for more goals and ended up getting caught twice on the counter.
“Naturally it was disappointing and we were all upset at the time but it has to be something the lads all learn from.”
Spurs: Jansson, Smith, Hughton, Kasim (Cox, 60), Mtandari, C Butcher, Fraser-Allen (Olsen, 80), Hutchins, Obika, Mason, Hutton (Townsend, 65). Unused subs: Dalton, Clare.
Our Under-18s drew 2-2 against Crystal Palace in the FA Premier Academy League on Saturday.