New Lambton proved the team most were wary of when the Newcastle Herald canvassed a players' representative from each of the eight sides at the Herald Women's Premier League launch at Lake Macquarie Football Facility on Wednesday.
The Eagles have recruited well, strengthening across the park, but Eagles danger player Tara Andrews revealed their was one other player she would like in her side as New Lambton prepare to open their 2019 campaign this weekend.
Each player was asked to name a rival they would like to recruit and for Andrews it was tireless Jets W-League teammate Cassidy Davis.
"She can play at the back. She can play in midfield, anywhere, so she's versatile and she's a great player," Andrews said of the Warners Bay playmaker.
Davis has led Warners Bay to back-to-back minor premierships and the past four grand finals.
This year she has decided to take a step back from coaching to focus on playing in an ominous move for rivals.
Andrews also revealed new recruit Lauren Allan has been "scoring heaps of goals during pre-season" and will be one player to watch in a league which promises to be the strongest so far.
The 11th instalment of Northern NSW Football's top-flight women's competition begins Sunday.
New Lambton play Merewether at Myamblah Oval, Warners Bay are at home to Adamstown, Wallsend take on Thornton at The Gardens and South Wallsend travel to Taree to challenge Mid North Coast.
Stay tuned for insight into the seven other WPL teams over the next week with player videos to come from Sophie O'Brien (Wallsend), Sam Bestwick (Mid North Coast), Maggie Quinn (Adamstown), Lauren Faulkner (Thornton), Gemma Harrison (South Wallsend), Kaitlin Radstack (Warners Bay) and Rhali Dobson (Merewether).