Wyong captain-coach Mitch Williams said the Roos will take confidence out of knowing they can handle anything that gets thrown their way in this year's Newcastle Rugby League competition.
The Roos, who returned to Newcastle RL last month after the Central Coast campaign was cancelled, have now completed a perfect opening round by coming from behind to narrowly defeat Cessnock in a top-of-the-table clash at Morry Breen Oval on Sunday.
Tries to Cody Boyle and Aaiden Wright in the closing 10 minutes helped Wyong get across the line, downing the Goannas 20-18 and extending their winning streak to six straight games.
This means the Roos have accounted for every opposing team this season with successive victories against Western Suburbs (8-4), Souths (24-19), Maitland (26-18), Central (22-6) and Lakes (20-6).
"I think it gives everyone confidence," Williams said.
"To be in that sort of position after six weeks is good and we're really enjoying it.
"Now we want to perform in those important games at the end of the season."
Wyong (14) are now four points clear of Cessnock (10) on the ladder.
Goannas coach Todd Edwards said "we were our own worst enemy" but conceded "we were beaten by a better side".
Cessnock had led 12-0 but the margin was reduced to six by half-time. Wyong levelled proceedings before the Goannas nudged ahead again. The Roos then crossed for back-to-back tries.
Elsewhere on Sunday and a hat-trick for Lakes hooker Nash Birch saw the Seagulls overcome Central 30-18 at St John Oval.
Souths thrashed the Pickers 68-0 at Maitland Sportsground on Saturday.
Wests had the bye and are down to meet Central at St John Oval on Sunday in the only game scheduled for this weekend.
LADDER: Wyong 14; Cessnock, Souths 10; Wests 8; Lakes, Central 6; Maitland 2.
While you're with us, did you know the Newcastle Herald offers breaking news alerts, daily email newsletters and more? Keep up to date with all the local news - sign up here
IN THE NEWS:
- SPORTING DECLARATION: Who needs a brown paper bag to flout the salary cap?
- TOOHEYS NEWS: Kieran Foran rumours quashed for good in Newcastle
- NRL: Knights' top four chances in tatters after suffering 30-point loss to Warriors in Tamworth
- Soccer: Matildas representative Emily van Egmond links with West Ham United
- Netball: Nova down West, University beat Souths in round five