THE Tamworth Kangaroos have returned to the AFL North West women's winner list with a 43-point victory over the New England Nomads at Tamworth No.1 Oval.
An under-strength Nomads took to the field and remained in the contest for much of the first quarter, trailing by just seven points at quarter-time.
However, a Shannon Campbell (six goals) lead attack helped the Roos take control of the game and pile on four goals to one in the second term to lead by 26 points at the main break.
The Nomads responded with a far-tighter defensive effort in the premiership quarter, restricting the Roos to just one goal and four behinds for the term.
Leah McDonald (two goals) helped the Nomads claw back into the contest to trail by 35 points heading into the final quarter.
However, McDonald's efforts would be in vein as the Roos responded with three goals in the final term to run out 11-10-76 to 5-3-33 winners.
Roos coach Brett Douglas said the win came as a result of "a complete team effort across the board".
"It was a good performance from the girls, far better than their last couple of games," Douglas told the Leader.
"Our girls knew exactly what they wanted to focus on coming into the game and I think they executed that very well."
Douglas praised the efforts of his midfield brigade as they "helped set up the win" for the team.
"Shannon Campbell kicked all six of her goals from the midfield, which shows how much she leads from the front," he said.
"Amanda Brown really dominated around the ground for us as well.
"She [Brown] just knows what spots to get into and wins a lot of hard ball for us.
"The other midfielder who really impressed me was Emily Southwell.
"This year has seen her [Southwell] move from the backline into the midfield and she has really found her feet."
Despite the win, Douglas said his side still had plenty to work on going forward.
"The girls have really been working hard on their link-up play and it has really been coming along," he said.
"I think now we have four or five games in a row, our girls will gather some momentum heading into the finals."
In the round's other action, the Inverell Saints continued their winning ways accounting for the Tamworth Swans by 56 points.
Katherine Penberthy booted three goals for the Saints in the 10-5-65 to 1-3-9 win on the club's ladies day.
Lara Taggart kicked the Swans only goal for the game, while Daisy George was named best on ground.