AHEAD of their local derby this Sunday, Maffra and Sale lost to higher-ranked opponents in Gippsland League netball at the weekend.
The Eagles are in eighth place on the ladder after losing at home to Leongatha 55-36, while the ninth-placed Magpies were defeated at Wonthaggi 46-33.
Ladder leader Traralgon is six points ahead of Drouin after its 66-35 victory at Warragul.
Drouin thumping Bairnsdale 97-31 to move ahead of third-placed Morwell, which defeated Moe 53-38, on percentage.
WOODSIDE defeated Rosedale 45-32 in the second grand final rematch of the North Gippsland season.
The Wildcats remain in second place, eight points behind Heyfield, which defeated Sale City 31-25 at home.
Churchill upset third-placed Glengarry 42-37 at home, but the Cougars remain in seventh spot.
Cowwarr defeated Gormandale 41-33, and Yarram defeated Traralgon-Tyers United 46-35 to move into fifth place.
IN East Gippsland netball, Stratford and Orbost-Snowy Rovers drew 56-56 at Orbost.
The result keeps the Blues and Swans in third and fourth positions respectively.
Boisdale-Briagolong lost at home to Lucknow 57-38.
Ladder leader Lindenow defeated bottom side Paynesville 62-23, and second-placed Wy Yung lost to Lakes Entrance 47-40.