It was persistent rain all the way down south but, while other games were abandoned, it was never going to happen at the new mkstadium.
Although only third full, it has 22,000 seats (to extend to 32,000), a good playing surface and up-to-date facilities - and even had the Royal seal of approval with the Queen officially opening it last Thursday.
And the surroundings matched the home performance as Ince has assembled a squad made up of battlers, skill and experience including ex-Red Alan Navarro, rated winger Mark Wright and Scottish international Colin Cameron.
On Saturday’s evidence, they look promotion certainties although their assistant boss Ray Mathias insisted their biggest win of the campaign wasn’t their best show.
"We were too hot to handle," enthused Mathias. "We are delighted with five goals but it could have been more.
"We have had good performances this season in different ways - that was a good performance for our passing game as it was of superior football to the opposition."
Coleman had promised changes after the Rochdale loss and Phil Edwards, Rommy Boco and David Brown came in for Mullin, Graham Branch and Leighton McGivern.
He did stick with the 3-5-2 formation which had served so well away from home for the Reds but had a makeshift front line.
After having a wealth of frontmen at his disposal at the start of the season, it was suddenly a desert as Dsane and Mullin were injured, Lee McEvilly played and scored for loan club Rochdale and McGivern was on the bench.
Instead Boco and Ian Craney were given the nod up front - but they couldn’t get a sniff at goal.
It was one-way traffic from the off and by the time MK Dons went ahead in the ninth minute, Stanley keeper Ian Dunbavin had already pulled off two saves to keep out Kevin Gallen and Cameron.
The Don’s 4-3-3 set-up was causing problems and soon the dangerous Mark Wright’s ball in was headed down by Sean O’Hanlon and Keith Andrews ran onto it and hammered the ball into the roof of the net.
Even at that stage, it seemed game over as the Dons neat, sharp moves were by-passing the Reds and it was wave after wave of attack.
It wasn’t long before number two came when one-time Stanley man Navarro got his first goal for the home side.
Lloyd Dyer’s ball in wasn’t cleared and Dunbavin, Mark Roberts and Don’s Wright all went in together but the grounded Wright managed to steer the ball to Navarro who had the easiest of tap-ins.
Roberts was immediately brought off as the Reds switched to 4-4-2 but it hardly made any difference.
"Their 4-3-3 was causing us problems. Their full backs were getting in and our wing backs were getting pushed back," said Coleman. "It meant we had a centre half virtually redundant so we changed it."
But number three wasn’t far off as, just after the half hour, the visitors lost the ball and the Dons broke quickly with Cameron curling a ball from outside the area past the hand of the outstretched Dunbavin.
It meant all the home side’s three midfielders had found a way through the Reds defence with Mathias praising them as "the best in the league."
The 7000-home crowd started singing "easy" and unfortunately for the Reds, it was, with them barely offering a shot in the first half.
Coleman tried to change it, bringing on John Miles on the right wing and Shaun Whalley up front but they were hurt immediately after the restart.
Within three minutes, a mix-up on the edge of the area between Jay Harris and Leam Richardson left Andrews to play a neat ball in which was only half cleared by Robbie Williams. It fell to tricky Dyer who had the easy task to belt the ball in off underside of the crossbar.
It did then get marginally better for the Reds but they still hardly got near the MK Dons goal with keeper Willy Gueret having a relaxing - if wet - afternoon.
Craney, Sean Webb and Harris all couldn’t find the target while Miles made a couple of runs and sub Billy Dennehy stuck a few tackles in. But the visitors didn’t force their first corner until 70 minutes and that came to nothing.
Then, with Ince urging his side on for more, a one-two between Dyer and Wright ended with the former looping the ball over Dunbavin for his second of the game 13 minutes from time to make it a five star show for the home fans.
The final whistle was pure relief for the travelling Accrington fans but at least Stanley’s wasn’t the heaviest defeat of the day. That dubious honour went to Wycombe as Stockport knocked six past them.
But it did nothing to ease the pain and pressure on Coleman.
"We have got to pick the players up - they are professional footballers and that is their job.
"In any walk of life you have got to learn from experiences - good or bad - so you can flourish and develop as a person or a team.
"If you look Sunderland got beat 7-1 by Everton and bounced back with a win. Hopefully we can do the same."