Jermaine Easter's first-half goal proved the difference as Ince saw his current side beat his old side.
He said: "That was probably the first full game the first team have had and it worked out well.
"We passed the ball well at times, we were sloppy at times, but you expect that and I'm delighted with the performance.
"It's hard to judge when you play a Premier League team but we were up for it and the tempo was good.
"Jermaine makes fantastic runs and he deserved his goal."