Coach Traci Baber believes hard work at training is proving the difference for Forsythes in the Newcastle open netball championship.
Forsythes (16 points) have won all four games and lead the competition heading into round five against Junction Hotel (10) on Saturday from 2.30pm at National Park.
Baber said the addition of Kim Williams, who made her first appearance last week, and a third shooter in Erin Asquith have given her the "strongest 10-player roster in the competition".
However, she believed the major factor was their ability to train together. Previously, representative commitments had stood in the way.
"We hadn't trained as a team for three years," Baber said. "Sabina [Gomboso] and Erin still can't because they are away with Premier League, but the rest are. And we are training with our second team, who play A-grade. We have 16 to 18 girls there and they're training hard, and that's the difference."
Also at 2.30pm, BNC Whanau (12) play Nova Queens Wharf Thunder (12). West Leagues Balance No.2 (8) meet Souths (14), and Maryville Tavern (10) take on Wests No.1 (14) at 3.45pm.
In Super Netball on Saturday, Swifts host Lightning and the Vixens are away to Fever. The Firebirds welcome the Giants on Sunday.