HORSHAM has come from third to upset the minor premiers for the B Grade premiership.
The Demons beat the Horsham Saints 33-31.
The Saints took the upper hand early, and by quarter-time that had pulled away to a five-goal lead, 9-4.
The margin went out to seven early in the second quarter before the Demons started to find their way back into the match.
By half-time, Horsham was trailing the Saints by a goal.
The Demons converted the first goal of the second half to level the scores at 16 all before hitting the lead for the first time in the match.
They edged their way to a three-goal lead before the Saints pegged a few back halfway through the quarter.
At the final break it was the Demons ahead 25-24.
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The Demons got the margin out to three at the start of the fourth, but the Saints then slotted the next two goals to peg it back, before drawing level at 31 apiece.
But turnover for the Demons in their defensive end sealed the win, 33-31.
The flag was the club’s sixth consecutive one for the day.
Saints captain Megan Byrne was named best on court for her tireless work through the midcourt.
Byrne played the whole game in centre.
Demons coach Jodi Potter said she knew the grand final would be a hard-fought game.
She said her team was a great bunch who worked hard, and had a lot of depth.
“You all contributed to the win. There’s no individuals there,” she said.
“We’re definitely a team and that’s why we came away with the premiership.
“I’m very proud.”
Horsham captain Lucy Hartigan said the Saints pushed the Demons all year, and she was thrilled to come away with the win.
“For a club that didn’t even have a B Grade at the start of the year, we’ve worked really hard,” she said.
“It’s the resilience of our club.”
Saints coach Debbie Reinheimer – who leads the team along with her daughter Shannon – said she could not be more proud of her girls.
“You fought your hearts out today. We got out to a good start, but unfortunately they clawed their way back and we just couldn’t make it to the end,” she said.
“But we’ll be back strong next year.”