Two matches into 2019 and South Armidale have already doubled their win record from last season.
The Scorpions stung last year's undefeated Northern Inland Premier League champions Tamworth FC in a penalty shoot out after a 2-all draw in Saturday's FFA Cup match.
After a tough 2018 where they finished wooden spooners with only one win, things are looking up for Souths.
"It is funny, we were in the dressing sheds and a few of the guys didn't even know the team song, guys that played last year," club president Joe Campbell said after Saturday's clash.
"We had to put up a Facebook post to teach them the team song for this year."
It wasn't necessarily about the result for the Scorpions but the chance at having a hit out as a team before the premier league season starts next month.
Campbell highlighted the promise the side showed and sent a warning to fellow first grade teams for the coming season.
"We have got a lot more improvement in us too," he said.
"We had six players, potential first-graders out, on Saturday.
"They weren't able to go because of cricket and other commitments.
"We would like to get them into the squad and put a formation that we think would be our best XI.
"It was a strong XI on Saturday but I don't think it was our best XI.
"That is only showing more promise for the season ahead.
"We are very excited."
Tamworth FC held a 2-nil lead early in the game before having a player sent off.
Souths continued to build pressure until slotting two goals of their own to level the scoreboard up.
"It was a bit of a strange game," Campbell said.
"They did have a guy sent off and that can go both ways.
"When you are playing against 10 men you often can fall into a trap of just attacking the goal and attacking the goal.
"We started to build up pressure and we did that for three-quarters of the game and in the second-half we were running all over them.
"From the sideline it looked like a matter of time before we got the equalisers so very happy."
Demon Knights also lined up in round three of the FFA Cup but were beaten 6-1 while Armidale City were downed 9-nil by Kempsey.