Ivan Toney and David Moyo were the stars of the show as a Cobblers XI cruised to a 6-0 win at Wellingborough Town on Tuesday night.
Moyo netted a hat-trick and Toney a brace on a night when their burgeoning talent was there for all to see, even if the calibre of the opposition was far from league two standard.
Academy midfielder Richard Parker was also on target as Craig Hinton - managing the team in the absence of Chris Wilder and Alan Knill, who were on a scouting mission - saw his kids do more than all right.
Toney and Moyo both produced finishes of the highest order with the former’s astute efforts and the latter’s power showing the Cobblers management their undoubted promise.
It was in evidence from the off against the UCL Premier Division side, with the visiting attack, which also included Emile Sinclair and Alex Nicholls, who skippered the side, flying.
Sinclair had the ball in the net early on, but the offside flag denied the striker, who had pulled away and dinked the ball over goalkeeper Ashley Foulger.
Moyo then saw a shot saved before the languid Toney also brought a good stop out of the Foulger following a tidy Sinclair cut-back.
Sinclair was again denied by the offside flag soon as he slotted the ball home after controlling a wayward Nicholls shot.
At the other end, Cobblers keeper Dean Snedker reacted smartly to keep out a low drive before Doughboys striker Michael Cirelli fired over.
That stung Cobblers into life and they had the goal their smart play merited when Toney chested a Connor Roberts through ball down and nonchalantly chipped Foulger.
It was impressive combination play from the two youngsters, who enjoyed a celebratory hand slap to mark the goal.
Cirellli tried to respond with a low shot that flew just wide of Snedker’s left post before prodigious central midfielder Parker sent a shot over the home bar.
But Parker did find the target soon after as he steered Toney’s accurate cross back across goal and into the net.
Wellingborough again did their best to respond with Gokhan Ulker firing in a shot that brought a fine diving save from Snedker.
Nicholls had a sight of goal before the break, but drilled his half-volley over after Moyo’s header had fallen into his path.
Moyo quickly made up for his team-mate’s miss though, charging towards the front post to brilliantly divert Danny Clifton’s corner into the net via the underside of the bar.
It was all to easy for the Cobblers, who, with Toney and Moyo running the show, looked dangerous every time they attacked.
They started the second half with similar verve, but Wellingborough had the best chance of the opening stages, with Roberts’ pressure forcing lines to be fluffed at the back post.
Toney showed the home team how it was done at the other end, latching on to a lovely through ball from Moyo and chipping Foulger with stunning ease.
The Cobblers fans who had assembled behind the goal - next to the bar - showed their appreciation with a round of applause with the striker coolly accepting the acclaim.
That was one of few accurate efforts during a second half which involved a lot of huff and puff but few doors being blown down.
Nicholls was lively, though, playing his part in a Cobblers front four which flowed, with Moyo denied by the legs of Foulger after being played in by Toney.
Snedker was forced into action soon after as he did well to preserve his clean sheet, leaving Wellingborough wondering how they had failed to get on the scoresheet.
And they were soon punished again as Moyo fired home from a blistering run down the left from Sinclair before completing his hat-trick after Foulger’s heavy touch gifted him the ball.
It was a fitting way to end a night which Cobblers had dominated and which left the fans who had travelled to the Dog & Duck talking about the talent of Moyo and Toney.
Wellingborough Town: Ashley Foulger, Ryan Watkin, Elliott Bentley, Ashley Hunt, Joe Bloomfield, Dalton Bettles, Gokhan Ulker, Scott Liebseher, John Reynolds, Michael Cirelli, Mark Prior.
Cobblers: Snedker, Roberts, Warburton, Tozer, Jackson, Moyo, Clifton, Parker, Nicholls (c), Toney, Sinclair.