Big questions were asked after the 5-0 drubbing at Charlton Athletic and his youthful-looking outfit responded with two convincing wins.
It was the same situation going into Tuesday night’s FA Premier Reserve League encounter against Ipswich Town at St Albans after a 3-0 defeat at Derby County last week.
Once again the reaction was positive as second half goals from Willem Korsten and Ian Hillier sealed a deserved 2-0 victory. In fairness Spurs dominated but for a spell of Town pressure in the second half and there could have been few complaints from the visitors if the scoreline had been anything up to 5-0.
Boss Chris said: "It was quite a difficult pitch, fairly bobbly, but the application was very good which is all I could have asked for.
"We probably could have done ourselves a favour by scoring a little earlier in the game which would have taken the pressure off and perhaps we would have gone on and won the game a little more comfortably.
"But I couldn’t ask for any more. There were some good performances and again, we bounced back from a poor performance last week.
"What pleased me most was that we restricted them to minimal chances. I thought we could have been a little more productive in the final third, particularly as we played with three up front, but it was a good all round, hard-working performance."
Now all Chris needs — like the first team — is that elusive first away win in the league. Next port of call is Nottingham Forest’s City Ground next Tuesday.
"We’re a little like the first team I suppose," added Chris. "Forest were very good last season when we played there so we owe them one from then. It will be a very good surface and a nice place to go and get that win."
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Chris Hughton’s reserve team have answered the questions he’s asked of them so far.