Blues begin title defence with win

REIGNING North Gippsland premier Rosedale extended their unbeaten run to 23 matches after making light work of a new-look Heyfield side, winning its round one clash 67-26.

Against Boisdale-Briagolong, Gormandale dominated to win 54-19.

A new-look Sale City line-up failed to seal a first-up victory under new coach Kylie James with Glengarry proving too strong.

Churchill held on by nine goals against a competitive Cowwarr outfit.

Last season’s grand finalist Traralgon-Tyers United impressed with a 25-goal victory over Woodside.

STRATFORD began life in East Gippsland netball by winning four of its five matches against Lindenow.

The Swans won a thrilling A grade match 42-41, joining reigning premier Wy Yung and Paynesville on the winners’ list after their victories over Lucknow and Orbost-Snowy Rovers respectively.

Lakes Entrance had the bye.

For results read Friday’s Gippsland Times.