Swifts' A Grade netballers will face the HDFNL's toughest competition with a date set for a battle with reigning premiers Laharum in round five.
The Demons have been superb in 2021 and sit on top of the ladder with a percentage almost double that of second-placed Harrow Balmoral.
So far the Demons have conceded just 82 goals across the first four games of the year while scoring 227 of their own.
But despite facing a mighty opposition the Swifts are coming into the game off their own good form after strong wins against Rupanyup and Pimpinio in consecutive games.
A Grade coach Kristie Dodds said her team have improved their slow starts in the two matches.
"If I had to pick something though it'd probably be our slow starts affecting us," she said.
"We had to play a chase game, whereas the last two weeks we've made a conscious effort to come out firing, making it our own game.
"This has helped us moving forward, getting that lead and holding onto it."
Dodds said her team have used the break to get ready to face Laharum's challenge.
"We had a team meeting and took the opportunity to reflect on the games we've already played and discussed what's worked well and what we feel we need to work on to keep playing our best netball," she said.
"Last Thursday night we had an interclub match with the B Graders to help with our match fitness for game days and to work on what we discussed at our team meeting to get us ready to face Laharum."
It is a similar story in the football, senior coach Brett Hargreaves using the bye week to help get his players ready for a big month of games.
"Against the better sides, playing two or three quarters of footy isn't going to be good enough and so we need to make we are consistent week to week and making sure we don't have an up week and then the following week we are down again," he said.
"Then we will try and work on how we will keep ourselves consistent over four quarters week to week and we really want to freshen the players up for when we face Laharum."
In the senior football Laharum are struggling, with just one win so far in 2021 and they are coming off a 92-point loss to Kalkee in round four.
Meanwhile, Swifts' 120-point win against Pimpinio has them sitting fifth on the ladder with a crucial run of winnable games over the next month with Taylor's Lake, Jeparit-Rainbow and Kalkee next on the schedule.
- Laharum v Swifts
- Edenhope Apsley v Kaniva Leeor United
- Kalkee v Taylors Lake
- Natimuk United v Harrow Balmoral
- Noradjuha Quantong v Jeparit Rainbow
- Pimpinio v Rupanyup
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