Katunga defeated Shepparton East for the second time this season, building on its winning margin from the first encounter.
Having defeated the Eagles by just three goals in round four, the Swans recorded an 11-goal victory to have second all but sewn up.
The Swans built the margin at each break to produce their best game of the season and coach Aimee Sidebottom said the team was in good form from the outset.
‘‘I probably thought the last few weeks we’ve had quite slow starts and (on Saturday) obviously was a lot better than previous weeks, we were able to maintain the way we started which was good,’’ she said.
‘‘We felt good during every quarter and there were a few patches where we fell down a little, but the majority of the game (we played well).
‘‘Our defenders did a really good job at putting their goalers off.’’
Kym John and Michelle van den Goor held down the fort in defence and Rachel Crowther was dominant through the centre.
Tungamah again showed why it could be considered a top five side.
But again the Bears were unable to gain four points as reward for effort, slumping to a third loss in a row.
On Saturday, Tungamah was on the end of a seven-goal defeat by Waaia, showing Felicity Irvine and Chelsea Marks have created a side which is no easy beat.
The Bombers are undefeated through 10 rounds of the season as Tungamah’s loss sees them a game out of the five with Katandra too strong for Rennie.
The 10-goal win against the Grasshoppers keeps the reigning premier in the finals hunt, although, with Shepparton East and Waaia to come, it creates a perilous fortnight for the Kats.
Katamatite remains on the bottom of the table, but not from a lack of effort.
With Dookie United putting together a string wins, the Tigers only lost by five goals.
Although Katamatite has just two wins on the board it should still look forward to a couple more in the second half of the season during its rebuilding year.
●Picola United pushed Strathmerton in the north-west division of the league, but ultimately fell 13 goals short of the Bulldogs as Tocumwal defeated Berrigan by 20 goals.