Having both the Wollongong Wolves and Illawarra Stingrays riding high at the top of league at the same time is fantastic for football in the region.
It's hasn't happen very often in recent times, but it's certainly something we'd love to see continue throughout 2019.
Both clubs and their new coaches Scott Chipperfield (Stingrays) and Luke Wilkshire (Wolves) deserve a lot of credit to remain unbeaten to this point.
The Stingrays have been able to get to top spot with several key players still to come back into the side. They will only get better as the season goes on.
Wollongong still have improvement left in them too. It was a frustrating afternoon for them against Mt Druitt Rangers last weekend in a 1-1 draw that reminded me of a couple of matches last season. We haven't seen those same problems emerge in the first few rounds this year and hopefully that won't be the case as the club continues to push for silverware this season.
It's been a different story altogether for the South Coast Flame to start the season.
The State League club have endured an testing beginning, but hit a real low point last weekend after suffering a heavy 9-0 defeat at home to Central Coast United.
Coaches Paul Robaard and Glenn Fontana will no doubt be hoping to turn it around quickly, particularly given the importance of this season for the State League's future. The competition is poised to undergo a restructure and become part of the NSW NPL 4.