The Fleetwood Tigers (1-2) played a challenging non-league schedule. But the team feels like those tests got it ready for the grind of Berks County play.

The Tigers have played teams like Conrad Weiser and Donegal, games where Fleetwood was competitive in.

That has given James Martinez's team optimism that it can hang with anyone in Berks County.

The Tigers will have their first chance to prove that on Friday night when they visit Hamburg in their Berks II opener.