The VFLW Hawks knocked off the top of the table Casey Demons at Box Hill City Oval on Sunday, in what was the side's most anticipated showdown of the season.

Coach Cherie O’Neill has provided her picks for the Hawks best on ground.

Tegan Cunningham

“Cunningham was back in the ruck, she had a hand issue so she missed last week. It was good to have three talls back in, so it was a good change for us.”

Jordan Mifsud

“Jordy played again through the middle, and she provided us with a lot of run. She was very solid through there, much like all the midfielders were today.”

Nadia Von Bertouch

“Nadia was really solid down back, she took some great intercept marks. She has a cool head and is just great at decision-making.”

Ainslie Kemp

“Kemp was solid for us today. Again she's another one of our backs, I could have named all of them - they all played really well. Her decision-making and ability to act under pressure were both strong.”

Nicole Garner

“Garner was out on the wing for us today, she provided some really good starts to some good passages of play. She’s improving with her body work each week.”

Tahlia Meyer

“Tahlia was on the wing, and she had a really great impact for us today, much like all the wings did. We had young Mia in for her first game as well, so our wings just really stood up under the pressure, so I was very happy with their games."