The Maitland Magpies continue to flourish in front of goal slamming home six against Northern NSW NPL rivals Valentine on Saturday.
"They had three or four boys out, but I'm happy with the way we are travelling," Maitland coach Mick Bolch said of the 6-0 result.
The Magpies were without Zac Thomas (leg injury) and Matt Comerford but both are expected to be right for the start of the season.
Midfielder Nick Cowburn and strikers Joel Wood and Braedyn Crowley all played full games.
"There's a lot of movement in our front third and the combinations are getting better each week," he said.
"Crowley fits our culture and our philosophy, he is there for the team and it's all about winning for him.
"Woodsy played nine all last year and has moved out to seven. He and Braedyn have struck up a really good combination. Jimmy Thompson played in 10 on the weekend and was really good again."
Crowley and Wood both scored doubles, Cowburn scored another bomb from a free-kick and Blake Rutherford scored the other.
The Magpies travel to Coffs Harbour on Saturday to play a select team. They play Adamstown on Wednesday, March 11 before the club launch on the Friday night.
10-man Bears overrun in trial
A 10-man Weston Bears were overrun in the second half in their 4-2 loss to NSW NPL side Blacktown Spartans at Rockwell Automation Park on Saturday.
The Bears had the better of the first half with their goals coming through recruits Aaron Niyonkuru and Musa Kamara.
"In the second half we took the spine off with Zac Sneddon, Chris Hurely and Liam Wilson rested at the break," Bears assistant coach Craig Stoker said.
"We rotated a few players in and when Jackson Burston got sent off, the score blew out. It was unfortunate that Burto got sent off, but he'll learn a lesson from that and has already put his hand up for his action.
"We probably had the better of the play in the first half, but it blew out in the second.
"You can't lose sight that it is about trying new things and identifying where you are at."
Staker said Niyonkuru had come to the Bears via Adamstown, the Newcastle Jets and Valentine and Kamara had played with Hamilton Olympic.
"They are both very good players and will add a lot to our team," he said. "They have aspirations of going overseas so this is a very good stepping stone for them."
Weston have the weekend off before facing Lambton Jaffas under lights on Wednesday, March 11.