Badshot Lea first team coach Victor Ocansey praised his much-changed side after their 1-0 win against Ascot United in the second round of the Velocity Cup on Tuesday night.
The Baggies made six changes from Saturday's FA Trophy victory against Sutton Common Rovers, but still sealed their spot in the third round to make it five wins in a row in all competitions.
Adam New, who is currently on a dual-registration with Alton, scored the only goal of the game for the Baggies in the 66th minute when he headed home emphatically from a corner.
"It was important to get the minutes in some of the boys' legs – that was the main thing, and also to be competitive enough to win the game," said Ocansey.
"A clean sheet and a win keeps the momentum going. We're trying to build some momentum in the right direction, so we've done well.
"Adam led the line really well at the back, won all his headers, won his duals, and looks fitter. That's the point of him going to Alton. We managed to get 90 minutes in him at this intensity, which is good.
"Adam is a good player. He is great in the air, and he can play as well. He's good enough to compete and play at this level. He did really well – he won everything.
"We made six changes, which shows the quality and the depth we have in the squad. I wasn't too pleased with how open we were, but we managed to get the win.
"We lost a bit of our focus in terms of how we want to be off the ball. We were quite open. They were trying to draw us in to press them and then they were going long quickly.
"Some of the boys had a night off because they needed it – they've played a lot of minutes. The ones who played did themselves justice – they did really well.
"We wanted a squad that's good enough to compete – with all the changes we made no one looked out of place."