Ballarat City will be looking to replicate what was an impressive performance last weekend when it welcomes Moreland City to Morshead Park on Saturday.
The young City side broke through for its first victory of the National Premier League two west season last week, defeating Whittlesea Ranges 3-1.
Director of football James Robinson said the confidence from that victory was evident at training and he anticipated that momentum would continue this weekend.
"We know Moreland City are a good team and they're going to be a threat," Robinson said.
"We're aware of the opposition, but we're fully focused on us. The confidence is high, but the confidence is high due to the boys doing the simple things really well.
"That confidence is flowing over to training and they're demanding more of themselves."
Robinson said despite City boasting a number of youngsters in the side, he did not have any concerns about the group's ability to replicate its effort and application, but he understood that maintaining strong in-game decision-making was a focus.
"Effort and application is a staple of ours, I think it's their decision-making and the consistency within that decision-making that you can get fluctuation with the youth. But attitude and endeavour from our boys is always top-class, it's one of our core values.
"There has never been a moment where we challenge that, because that's one of our basic core values.
"The challenge will be can we repeat those efforts continuously for 90 minutes with great decision-making."
Moreland lost its opening match, but enjoyed a solid 2-2 draw with quality outfit St Albans Saints last weekend.
City will be without Dejan Mitrovic, who is working through a knee concern.
Kick-off is at 4pm.