The goalscoring feats of W-League player Tara Andrews and fellow strike weapon Lauren Allan has garnered plenty of attention as New Lambton have taken a six-point lead after round one of Herald Women's Premier League.
But coach Keelan Hamilton has also praised the consistent efforts of several other players in his squad as the competition enters the second of three rounds with the Eagles flying high. They include midfielders Lisa Cochrane, 20, and Imogen Tusek, 22, plus fullbacks Jenna Kennedy, 19, and Emily Wicks, 18.
Cochrane, Kennedy and Wicks were on board last year for New Lambton's maiden WPL season, when they finished third only to be beaten by Merewether in the semi-finals.
Tusek joined the Eagles this season after being part of United's championship-winning squad.
All were looking for the chance to take their game to the next level.
"Each of them bring a lot to the squad in terms of both personality off the pitch as well as their quality on the pitch, and all four of those players are definitely unsung," Hamilton said.
"Lisa is someone who is a coach's dream in a lot of ways. You know every week that you're going to get a certain level of performance from her. She never gives her opponent an inch, she's an intelligent footballer and she can place important, penetrating passes from midfield.
"Imy came in and pretty much from night one showed that she's got good quality and she's gone from strength to strength. She's a footballer that likes to get the ball and play and has the confidence to receive the ball in tight areas, and that's something that as a coach you look for in a midfielder.
"Emily and Jenna are two players who were looking for an opportunity to further their football and hopefully get some more minutes in first grade. Both have been ever present in our team. Jenna played centre-back last year and did a fantastic job. This year she has played a bit more as a fullback because we've had a bit more flexibility. She's athletically excellent so has the mobility to get up and down the flank and causes some danger there.
"Wicksy on the other side is someone who doubts herself unnecessarily. She hadn't played a lot of fullback before she came to us but has made that position her own. She consistently marks up against W-League players and does a really good job on them. They're both players we're really proud of - young players looking for opportunity that have come and taken it with both hands."
New Lambton have strengthened this year with the acquisition of Allan and Tusek as well as midfielder Sophie Jones, goalkeeper Imogene Tomasone and defender Toria Campbell.
In 15 matches in the season proper last year, New Lambton won eight, drew three and lost four.
After seven outings this season in a 21-round competition, they remain the only unbeaten side. They have amassed 21 points to be six clear of second-placed Warners Bay (15) and nine ahead of South Wallsend, Wallsend and Merewether, all with 12 points.
"There has been a lot of talk about our squad and how there is an expectation for us to win but I look at our squad and we have one W-League player and a former W-League player [in Stacey Day]," Hamilton said. "On paper I think we're still punching above our weight.
"Last year we didn't set any goals. This year we set some around where we want to try to end up and we're on track at this point. We didn't set any goals in terms of where we wanted to be at the end of the first round, we just said, let's go and take it game to game.
"We wanted to try to integrate the new players that we brought in, which is working well, and to see if we can improve what we did last year. We knew we leaked too many goals and in the couple of games against the top teams we never really took too many points, so we knew we had to compete better in those games if we're going to improve and I think we've done that so far. We're on track and we'll keep plugging forward."
The focus as they enter the second round will be being tighter defensively. Like many of the other top sides, they have shown they can score plenty of goals.
Andrews has contributed 15 goals alone and Allan nine and along with Jones and Georgia Amess have formed a lethal attack. In all, the Eagles have scored 35 goals for the second-best attacking record behind Warners Bay, who have found the back of the opposition net 39 times.
New Lambton continue their campaign when they host the defending back-to-back champions Merewether at Alder Park on Sunday. United lost 4-2 to the Eagles in the opening round and are coming off a club low 9-0 defeat at the hands of South Wallsend.