THE Horsham Demons and Horsham Saints met at Coughlin Park on Sunday in the Deakin University Female Football League, with the Demons winning a scrappy and low-scoring contest.
The game was a curtain-raiser for round one of the AFLW junior national championships game between Vic Metro and South Australia.
Both sides had plenty of numbers around the ball, which meant finding space proved difficult.
The Demons made the most of their limited opportunities in the first half to hold a lead.
The Demons scored the only goal of the first half in the second term and went into the break leading the Saints 1.1 (7) to 0.3 (3).
Horsham improved in the second half and found its rhythm and kicked five second-half goals to put the game beyond doubt.
The Saints pressed forward but were unable to make any inroads on the scoreboard – the Saints were kept goalless for the entire match.
Horsham took the win 6.4 (40) to 0.3 (3).
Meanwhile, the Stawell Warriors have continued its solid form in the Deakin University Female Football League, winning its third game in a row at the weekend.
It is the first time in its two seasons in the league the team has strung together three successive wins.
The Warriors were no match for Cobden, even playing away from home.
Cobden started the better of the two sides, scoring 2.1 (13) to lead after the first quarter.
However, the Warriors kept Cobden scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Three goals in the second term and another four in the second half gave the Warriors a 8.8 (56) to 2.1 (13) win.
The Warriors sit sixth on the ladder with five wins.