Nigel Davies says the Scarlets' young guns came good as they saw off Wasps18-13 at Adams Park to edge closer to an LV= Cup semi-final.
But it could have been a very different analysis had the battle of the boots gone the way of the home fly half.
Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland kicked six penalties, but his opposite number Dave Walder, missed four of his five attempts at goal.
Walder's misfiring boot meant that despite two fine tries by Tom Varndell, Wasps' hopes of progressing in the tournament were dealt a blow.
"This experience has been huge for the young guys we've selected in recent weeks and I am delighted for them," said Davies.
"While some times it has been painful for them in difficult games, we are seeing the rewards. I am absolutely delighted with the lads, and Rhys showed he can handle the pressure of kicking difficult goals in a very big game.But also, he showed other aspects of his game are developing at a pace."
Scarlets hooker Matthew Rees did enough on his return from injury to show he is ready for a return to international action in Wales' Six Nations opener against England at Twickenham next weekend, according to Davies.
"I back Matt to go into the Wales team for Twickenham," said the Scarlets coach.
"He's fit and he's fine, as he showed with his performance here, especially in the lineout."
Rees hailed Priestland's kicking display as Scarlets' trophy hunt continued.
"Rhys is a great player who will get better with age and experience. He kicked his goals brilliantly," said the hooker.
"We're in the Amlin Cup quarter-finals against Toulon and now we have a great chance of making it into the last four in this one."
Priestland added: "Our ability to close games out in a tremendous boost and winning four on the trot is also something that takes a monkey off our backs.
"The forwards were again fantastic in taking the pressure off us because Wasps played the better rugby and we showed our character making almost three tackles to every one they made."
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.