Tommy Smith plays 45 minutes as Town go down to a late spot-kick
Town's U23s suffered home defeat for the first time this season earlier this afternoon as a late penalty won it for Crystal Palace at Playford Road.
Defender, Tommy Smith played 45 minutes as he hopes to be fit for this weekend's derby game against Norwich City at Portman Road.
It was a game that produced few clear-cut scoring opportunities in either, but Shane McLoughlin almost had the Blues in front with 15 minutes on the clock, but his header from Monty Patterson's corner was hacked off the line.
Patterson himself had chance to open the scoring early in the second-half, with Ben Folami sliding the ball through to the New Zealand international, but he couldn't quite find a finish and the visiting 'keeper dealt with the danger.
Palace came into the game as it progressed, though, and Freddie Ladapo should have found the net from close range as he raced to meet a deep cross, but he glanced his header wide of Michael Crowe's goal.
Ladapo was causing problems, and was unlucky soon after with another effort as Town had to rely on a superb point-blank from Crowe save to keep the scores level.
Gerard Nash's side didn't create a lot in the second-half, but Folami, who had scored in all but one U23 game so far this season, struck the post after driving from deep with the ball.
It proved to be a costly miss, although unfortunate, as Palace won it late on. Bailey Clements clumsily fouled a visiting player in the box, and Jason Eyenga-Lokilo stepped up to send Crowe the wrong way to secure all three points.