They hit the ground running and now a youthful Adamstown are steeling themselves for the might of competition heavyweights Merewether when Herald Women's Premier League restarts on Sunday.
A new-look Rosebud with a heavy focus on emerging talent opened the season in sensational fashion by beating Thornton 4-1 then taking down defending champions New Lambton 2-1 before competition was suspended in March due to the coronavirus crisis.
The WPL has been reduced from 21 rounds to 14, including the two already played, plus finals.
How the three-month stoppage will affect teams is yet to be seen but Adamstown captain Jorjia Hogg welcomed the challenge of tackling an experienced Merewether outfit on home turf at Adamstown Oval this weekend.
"The start we had was very important," Hogg said.
"Hopefully we'll continue that momentum from our first two games and it's going to be interesting for everyone in the competition now after the break.
"Every game is so crucial now. We want to stay on top."
While other clubs have sustained some big losses during the coronavirus break, there has been only one change to Adamstown's squad with Brianna Trappett leaving to join the Air Force.
Merewether, who have played in four of the past five WPL grand finals and won three, have strengthened with the return of Melbourne City striker Rhali Dobson plus steely centre-back and set-piece specialist Jamee Ellis.
They opened their season with a 3-3 draw against the Eagles in a grand final rematch followed by a 2-1 win over the highly fancied championship contenders Newcastle Olympic.
"I think the girls are ready," Hogg said. "Knowing that we have won our first two games, they're really excited to continue that.
"It's our first home game of the season at Adamstown Oval as well. These young ones haven't played here and experienced that yet and we play a derby against Merewether, so it's going to be huge for them. I think they'll be ready and no one should underestimate them."
Adamstown coach Ryan Campbell has put his faith in a crop of young talent straight out of the Emerging Jets program, including 16-year-old left-back Leia Puxty. Only three players in his combined first and reserve-grade squad are over the age of 18 and he was looking forward to seeing how they shaped up against the experience of a United team that also feature former W-League players Nicki Jones and Alison Logue.
"Leia's one of those players that when she's on her game, she'll be very dominant," Campbell said.
"She's an aggressive player and she's a very attacking left-back so I'm hoping that she has a good season with scoring and assisting. She's someone I think who if she steps up she can have a big effect on the game from a result point of view.
"They look typical Merewether. They've got a good team and the same group of players and lots of experience in first grade whereas we're pretty young and new to the whole thing, so it will be a good test.
"If we won this we're nine points, which would be nice because then you're out in front. With only 14 rounds now if you can pick up some points you're actually doing quite well early on. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off."
Warners Bay are hoping former National Women's Soccer League attacker Jen Hoy will be cleared to make her first appearance for the Panthers when they host Newcastle Olympic at John Street Oval. Broadmeadow take on New Lambton at Magic Park and Mid Coast host Thornton in Taree. All games are Sunday at 3pm.