Newcastle Benfield manager Tom Wade believes his squad are building in confidence as the Lions travel to Ryhope CW on Saturday afternoon.
The Northern League club extended their unbeaten run to six matches in all competitions after their 2-0 win over 1874 Northwich in the FA Vase second round.
Their next opponents, Ryhope, lie one place below Benfield in 12th place of Division One with both sides locked on 16 league points after 14 matches.
However, Wade believes the recent work rate of his squad can be beneficial to continuing the strong run.
Wade said: “The confidence is getting there. We have had two good training sessions and the players are looking fit and seem to be happy playing at the club.
“There is still a long way to go but we are getting there. We just ask the lads to enjoy it and play with no fear.
“We all make mistakes so we do not have a blame culture so we expect them to be on the ball a lot more than they have been.
“This is a very talented group of players so we need to let them play. For myself as a manager, two clean sheets are just as important.
With Remembrance Sunday taking place this weekend, this year will mark the 100th anniversary since the end of the First World War as well as paying tribute for those who have sacrificed their lives for their country.
Wade added: “We must keep on remembering those who have sacrificed everything for us to have a better life.
“Wear the poppy with pride and as a sign of respect for our Armed Forces.”