Clive Allen wore the contented look of a very satisfied coach following the reserves' 3-0 win over Chelsea - achieved with three crosses and headers right out of the top drawer.
Edson Silva was principal goal contributor with two powerful first half headers, from devilishly whipped crosses courtesy of Philip Ifil and Mark Yeates, before Yeates unleashed another in the second half with the radar pointing towards the head of Johnnie Jackson to make it three.
Chelsea weren't much in the game, not for the want of trying, more they simply weren't permitted to be as the boys applied a positive stranglehold on the game in all areas of the pitch.
"It was a good football match," smiled Clive afterwards. "Right from the beginning the intention was to stop them playing because they are a decent side and, had we allowed them to play, they could have caused us big problems.
"So I am delighted with the way we started the game - the tempo - and when we gained possession I thought we played some excellent football.
"We've worked on our crossing and finishing and have certainly seen the rewards from that here. They were fantastic crosses and the lads are getting on the end of them.
"Overall I am absolutely delighted with the result but, most importantly, with the performance."
"They were wonderful crosses and the pleasing thing is that we have worked on it this week. Phil has put in a real quality cross for the first one then Yeatesey worked a little bit of magic down the left hand side.
"What the lads know is that when the opportunity to cross it comes it has got to go in, so the boys in the middle have attacked it - and Eddie has got his rewards for that this evening."