Laharum's dominant A Grade netball side has again flexed their muscles with a classy win over the Swifts in round five of the HDFNL.
The reigning premiers continued their red-hot start to the 2021 season with 67-24 win at home.
The win firmly plants the Demons at the top of the HDFNL A Grade ladder, as they continuing to show the league, they are the team to beat.
Laharum were composed all over the court, as their fast-paced ball movement allowed them to carve their way to a 17-5 quarter-time lead, before extending it to 35-15 at the half-time break.
Emalee Iredell and Rebecca McIntyre established a strong defence early in the game, forcing the Swifts' Jade Ralph and Michaela Armer to take some tough shots.
Laharum A Grade coach and vice-captain Erin Mellington said she was impressed with how her team were able to move the ball against the Swifts' defence.
"We just worked it well the whole way down the court together. We have been playing together for a few years now and we just know where to be at the right time," she said.
"All down the court, I think everyone did really well today.
"We have always had the mentality that anyone can attack and defend, it doesn't matter what letters are on your bib, you should be able to do both.
"We just work really hard to put pressure on all the way down the court to pressure all the way down the court, so it is not all on our defenders.
"Swapping to attack, we are all so versatile so everyone knows what we should be doing and that versatility allows us to attack."
For the Demons Faith McKenzie was a key cog in their defence while Olivia Jones was instrumental with her passing through the mid-court and into the Demons' ring.
Mellington said her squad has some strong competition for spots which will help push the team as they chase a second consecutive premiership.
"I think we still have a lot to work on, it got a bit scrappy in the last quarter there," she said.
"We still have a few juniors who are pushing for A Grade. Rylee Hateley was one who came up as well today.
"And we are working hard for our positions, and everyone wants to do well."
Laharum will head on the road in round six as they face Pimpinio, while the Swifts will have the chance to recover with a bye.
In other round five A Grade results, Noradjhua Quantong defeated Jeparit Rainbow by 18 goals, not quite giving Storm's Penny Fisher the celebration she would have liked in her 400th A Grade match.
Meanwhile, in Pimpinio it was a draw when as the Tigers and Rupanyup were locked at 42-42 each at the final whistle.
Harrow Balmoral were too good for Natimuk United running away with a 58-24 win.
Kalkee had a bye in round six, while Edenhope Apsley were beaten by 30 goals by Kaniva Leeor United.