Coach Alex took the decision to rest a number of players before Wednesday's FA Youth Cup tie at Southampton but had to balance that by fielding a team to combat the strength of MK Dons on Saturday.
The team sent out to do that job did just that as early goals from Jon Obika and Kyle Fraser-Allen - both set up by David Hutton - secured a 2-0 win in the FA Premier Academy League.
"I wouldn't say it was a risk, but first of all we wanted to field a team to go out and beat Milton Keynes," reflected Alex, who side are now five games unbeaten. "It's always a different style of game and the players had to be prepared for a battle.
"We started very brightly, in fact the best we've started a game so far this season.
"We scored two quality goals to put us in the driving seat after 15 minutes. After that, Milton Keynes battled their way back into it and it was a case of scrapping it out and we did that well.
"It was a good win in terrible playing conditions, not condusive to good football at all and at the same time, we've managed to rest the likes of Yuri Berchiche, Ryan Mason, Daniel Hutchins, Alex Olsen, Jake Livermore and Danny Rose - so it all worked out well."
Alex Inglethorpe was pleased to see part one of a two-part plan come to fruition as our Under-18s toppled MK Dons.