Pat Holland predicted his under-18 side would face a tough examination against Watford in the last eight of the FA Youth Cup - and the boys passed with flying colours at Vicarage Road.
A goal in the first minute from Charlie Daniels set them on their way, with the advantage being doubled on 24 minutes when Andy Barcham - provider of the opener - steered the ball past home keeper Reece Kirk, sparking joy among the large Spurs contingent in attendance.
Coach Pat suspected all along Watford would provide a tricky obstacle to clear on route to the semi-finals, bearing in mind that the Hornets had enjoyed two league victories over us this season and defeated holders Middlesbrough in the last round of this competition.
"Yes, we had quite a few chats with the kids about it as we had Watford watched quite a few times, had two or three reports on them and a video," he reflected afterwards. "In the end it was basically, 'look, you've seen enough, heard enough - now what are you made of?'.
"They responded terrifically. The first goal was a surprise to me, I was talking to Jimmy (Neighbour), swung round and, all of a sudden, the ball was in the net. It was a great start, a well taken goal and a good decision by Andy who just rolled it nicely in for Charlie.
"Then we got the second one from a similar situation, a ball over the top with Andy getting in with a great finish. It provided a cushion and then you think calm it down a bit - which is not an easy one to do with kids. We really wanted to get through to half-time with that clean sheet, which we did.
"It gave us a chance to talk to the kids and settle them down a little bit."
The boys now face Ipswich Town over two legs in the semi-finals, with the first leg set to take place at Portman Road. The other semi-final will be between Southampton and the winner of Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers.