Coventry City Under-18s started life under new coach Gary Mills with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic.
Isaac Moore, Callum Perry and Kai Andrews all found the net at the Alan Higgs Centre as the young Sky Blues sent the Latics heading back to Lancashire empty-handed.
The win marked a dream start to life in a new role for Mills, who was appointed the club's Lead Professional Development Phase Coach back in late December.
"It was a good week and the lads have really bought into what we are trying to do," said Mills, reflecting on his early weeks in charge.
"Our hard work led to a really positive weekend and it was great to see the outcome on Saturday, and the lads putting what they had worked on into a game situation."
The win came after a number of weeks out of action for the Under-18s, who had not played a competitive fixture since their FA Youth Cup epic against Southampton back in early December.
"The lads have just returned from a short break but we gave them a program to work towards while they were gone. Once they returned, we really hit the ground running," Mills continued, as he turned his attention to next weekend's clash with Peterborough United.
"We created plenty of chances against Wigan and now we just need to work on finishing those chances in the final third.
"We may have scored three but, given the number of times we won the ball and went forward to hurt them, our finishing in the final third can be improved on and we will work on this all week."