Daylesford-Hepburn United will look to continue its whirlwind start to the Ballarat and District Soccer Association season this weekend.
The club, which has only returned to the division one open league this year, is sitting equal top of the table with Warrnambool Rangers after nine rounds.
Head coach Dragi Koleski indicated that an influx of new and former players had helped create a strong first-choice team at the club.
"Once the pre-season started it was pretty obvious we'd be competitive but it's a surprise at the half-way mark that we are sitting equal top," he said.
United has lost just once in season 2019, which was way back in round one when Sebastopol Vikings prevailed 2-0.
The two sides meet again this Sunday and Koleski is hopeful of turning around the result from back in March.
"It was a game of two halves (in round one). We really dominated the first half with a stiff breeze behind our backs and unfortunately couldn't score," he said.
The Vikings sit third on the table, two points behind the leading pair.
Warrnambool Rangers drew their past two fixtures against Bacchus Marsh and United and have a home clash against Ballarat this Sunday.
Other games this Sunday will see Creswick host Ballarat North United, Maryborough take on Forest Rangers and Bacchus Marsh battle Victoria Park.
In the women's division one competition this Sunday, top side Ballarat will come up against third-placed Forest Rangers.
The Reds are well clear at the summit and have not lost a match in season 2019.
Elsewhere, second-placed Ballarat North United come up against Victoria Park.