SALE City and Churchill drew 26-26 in North Gippsland netball in wet conditions on Saturday.
It was the first A grade match played on the new court at Stephenson Park.
The result increased the margin on the ladder between second-placed Churchill and top side Rosedale to 14 points, while Sale City remains in fourth place, now four points behind Cowwarr in third.
Rosedale remains undefeated after a 62-48 victory at Gormandale.
Cowwarr was upset at home by seventh-placed Traralgon-Tyers United, 31-30.
Heyfield won at Yarram, 56-44, closing to gap between the Kangaroos in fifth and Sale City to six points. The Kangaroos and Demons are level on points, with the former ahead on percentage.
Woodside defeated Glengarry 44-40 at home.
STRATFORD lost at home to second-placed Lucknow 49-47 in East Gippsland netball.
Boisdale-Broagolong lost at Lindenow 42-26 to the third-placed Cats.
The Swans and Bombers still occupy the sixth and seventh places on the ladder respectively.
Top side Wy Yung was pushed all the way by Orbost-Snowy Rovers, but the Tigers were victorious 36-34.
Lakes Entrance consolidated fourth spot with a 56-31 win at Paynesville. The Seagulls are now two wins ahead of Orbost-Snowy Rovers.