Consistency is the next challenge for Camperdown, according to coach Sharon Kenna.
The Magpies flew out of the blocks spoilt Port Fairy’s chances of securing victory on its 150th birthday.
But Kenna now wants her side to be able to put in the same effort from the 40-24 victory every week.
“I said to them from now on in if we can play like that every week we’re a chance to get into the five and then to push all those teams in there,” Kenna said.
“Even the games we have lost, we haven’t lost by much and we have only lost because of one quarter and today we didn’t have a bad quarter.
“We really worked hard on our defensive pressure and made the most of our turnovers and we came out with a 16-goal win.”
Camperdown has a healthy mix of youth and experience with captain and seasoned defender Brooke Richardson and young goal-shooter Krystal Baker performing well in the upset victory.
Kenna said she had finally found the right mix for her side.
“It’s taken until now for us to get a real good feel with each other,” she said.
“At the start I was swapping the team around trying to find that right combination and the last two weeks I’ve stayed with the same combination and it has paid off.”
The first-year Magpies coach urged her side to play with high intensity from start to finish.
“We’ve had some really tough games in the past, where we haven’t been able to put those four-quarter efforts together and today I just said to the girls ‘go out there and start well’ and they did,” Kenna said.
“Our two defenders, Emma Wright and Brooke Richardson, were absolutely sensational. They were just switched on and were able to pick off some amazing balls.”
Camperdown now jumps into fourth place and will prepare to face a firing Cobden next Saturday.