Wildcats lose, Cougars pounce

More than a game: Sale City and Heyfield netballers take part in the annual North Gippsland Pride Cup round. (How's the jumper clash). Photograph supplied




THE giants have been slain.

Rosedale defeated Woodside 48 to 42 in Round 8 of the North Gippsland Football-Netball League, ending the Wildcats’ undefeated title.

Playing coach, Sarah Mayman was best on court for Rosedale.

The Blues’ win at the weekend comes as a rather shock result, with the Wildcats tipped to win the match, sitting comfortably on top of the ladder prior to Round 8 with six wins from as many games.

Rosedale entered the game sitting mid-table.

Woodside still holds the number one spot on the NGFNL ladder, only by percentage.

Churchill is hot on the 2022 NGFNL flag winner’s tail, with little over 10 percentage points separating the competitive outfits following the Cougars’ 82-24 thumping of Gormandale.

Rainbow protective padding covered netball posts at Stephenson Park, with Sale City contesting Heyfield for the 2023 NGFNL Pride Cup at the weekend.

A strong Sale City outfit defeated Heyfield, 40 to 39, with the Bulldogs concluding Round 8 with a clean sweep, finding victories across all netball grades that took to the court for the pride game.

Sale City B Grade defeated Heyfield 46 to 38.

A strong Sale City C Grade was too good for Heyfield, claiming a 54 to 17 win, while Sale City D Grade was far too strong for Heyfield, the Bulldogs beating the Kangaroos 65 to 11.

Sale City Under 17s defeated Heyfield 47 to 15, while the Bulldogs Under 15s outfit claimed a 48 to 27 win over the Kangaroos Under 15s side.

Glengarry also concluded Round 8 with a clean sweep, the Magpies defeating Cowwarr 59 to 44 in the A Grade competition.

Megan Garlick was awarded best-on-court for Glengarry.

TTU claimed their second win of the season at the weekend, defeating YYN 58 to 37.

Yarram had the bye.


MOE continued to prove themselves as a threat this season following a 61 to 41 win over Leongatha at the weekend.

Georgia Moody, Ramayer Gourley and Olivia Barnett were Moe’s best on court.

Leongatha’s best were Hannah Flanders, Kate Browne and Nicola Marriott.

The Lions’ Round 7 victory over the Parrots has positioned Moe comfortably at second on the Gippsland League ladder, four points ahead of third-place Leongatha and two points behind first-place Morwell.

A formidable Morwell outfit retained their undefeated status beating Sale 62 to 41 at the weekend.

Claire Marks, Chloe Radford and Tanya Budge were best-on-court for Morwell.

Sale’s best was Sienna Wynd, Dee Dee Lambert and Isla McCarthy.

Drouin squandered Maffra’s chances of their first win of the season, defeating their hosts 57 to 38.

Lucy McKellar, Kelly Mills and Ella Henderson were best-on-court for Droiun.

Young Talyi Dimarco, who was recently selected for the Under 17 Women’s national representative basketball team, the Sapphires, was best-on-court for Maffra.

Traralgon defeated Bairnsdale 55 to 37, while Warragul overcame Wonthaggi 48 to 42 to see our Round 7 of the Gippsland League.


SCORES were relatively close at the end of Mid Gippsland’s Round 6 matches.

Yinnar defeated Boolarra 56 to 40, Mirboo North beat Foster 45 to 35, Toora sealed a 33 to 27 win over Newborough, while Tarwin and MDU defeated their opponents Fish Creek and Hill End 43 to 37 and 47 to 31, respectively.



ROUND 8 of the Gippsland League might be an easy one to tip.

The tenacious Morwell Tigers will play second to the bottom in Bairnsdale in what you would expect to be a standard win for the netball powerhouse.

Traralgon should be able to use their winning momentum to get over the Power.

Leongatha might still be a bit sore from their thrashing at the hands of Moe, but will not be sore enough to go down to Maffra.

Moe played a class above last week, they’ll want to back it up again against Drouin.
The closest match-up will be when Sale travels to Warragul to take on an intimidating Gulls side.

Warragul looks the likely winner, as it will be hard for the Magpies to stop the start-studded Gull’s midcourt in Sienna Green and Selene Chadrawy.


IN North Gippsland, Woodside will play Heyfield following a shock loss to Rosedale.
The Wildcats’ playing coach, Libby Nicole, has been rumoured to have gone away for a few weeks. No doubt the Roos will want to exploit the fact that Woodside will go in without their most important player and get up this Saturday.

Yarram will have to play Rosedale; the Dees coming off the break might be wishing for another bye after the Blues finish with them.

In what should be a close one, Glengarry will test their strength against a dominant Sale City outfit. This match could go either way depending on who brings their bests.

Churchill, hot off a huge win, will welcome Cowwarr, while the bottom of the table YYN and Gormandale will fight over who gets the wooden spoon. TTU has the bye.


IN Mid Gippsland, Newborough and Stony Creek will go head-to-head, while Mirboo North takes on Tarwin.

The MDU Demons will have a tough job in welcoming league-leader Morwell East, you imagine the scores will be very one-sided.

Fish Creek and Boolarra do battle, while Hill End and Foster face off.
Toora and Yinnar has the bye.