Pools Youth Team look to get their season going this weekend when they travel to face Grimsby Town in the Youth Alliance League (11am kick-off).
John Hewitson's men have faced a tricky opening to their league campaign and have lost both of their opening fixtures so far this term.
However, confidence remains high in the camp and Hewitson believes the players have what it takes to get their season off and running against the Mariners on Saturday.
"Nobody likes to lose games but the performance in our last game against Hull gave plenty of reasons for encouragement," he explained.
"Obviously we want to get our first win on the board as soon as possible and hopefully that can be this weekend if we put in another strong display.
"The lads have been in good spirits on the training ground all week so we want them to take that positive attitude out on to the pitch with them on Saturday."
The game takes place at the Cheapside Training Ground in Waltham (DN37 0HT) and we'll have a full report on how the lads got on here on the Official Website on Monday morning.