In a crushing display of skill and precision the HDFNL reigning A Grade netball premiers have once again raised the benchmark with a dominate win over their nearest rivals, Harrow-Balmoral.
Coming into the contest the Roos were sitting in second-place on the ladder, with many watching to see if they could take it up to the league's best.
But Laharum have well and truly set the standard in 2021 and it will take some kind of performance to stop their run from here.
In an awesome display a balanced attack and defence, the Demons lead from start to finish, scoring a 45-23 victory.
With a scary thought, Laharum A Grade coach Erin Mellington said he side can still get better, even after their dominate win in round nine.
"It was a nice test for us, to see where we are at against some top sides and it felt really good out there today," she said.
"For us it is just about working on our game as a team.
"We still need to focus on putting together a good, solid four quarters.
"We did play a pretty good four quarters, but there was patches when we were a bit sloppy.
"It just feels good to get the win. Today was quite intense for us, playing against a top-team and we were looking forward to a solid game.
"It was quite physical and we all played really well, and coming up against a good side like Harrow, we are pretty happy with the way we have been playing."
The Demons lead by eight goals at halftime, but a 13-2 goal third quarter ripped the match away from the Roos.
Mellington said she was most impressed with her side's defense, lead by HDFNL legend Rebecca McIntyre, Emalee Iredell and Faith McKenzie.
"I'm pretty happy with our game all along the court really," she said.
"We have just been trying to take each game week-by-week and especially against Harrow, we really worked on doing short and sharp drives to cut down on the chance of intercepts in their ring.
"They put us to the test and we are pretty happy with outcome."
Fighting a tough battle for the Roos, Lucy King and Kirby Knight worked hard, but they, like the rest of the squad will need to lick their wounds and regroup for the remainder of the season.
In the other round 11 matches, Natimuk United overcame a six-goal three-quarter time deficit to pull off a stunning win to defeat Kalkee 37-36.
At home the Swifts also continued on their winning form, completing a crushing win over Edenhope-Apsley 57-28, inculding a 17-5 second quarter.
Jeparit-Rainbow scored a big win over Pimpinio, running away with the match 84-26.
Finally, Kaniva-Leeor United continued their strong form in the HDFNL competition, accounting for Rupunyup easily 61-33
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