SALE will meet Drouin in the Gippsland League A grade netball first semi-final after defeating Wonthaggi 51-43 in the elimination final at Traralgon on Sunday.
The sides went goal-for-goal with turnovers and accurate goal shooting deciding the match.
The Magpies led 34-33 at the final change and needed an outstanding fourth quarter effort to win.
Defender Mel Johnston and Clare Billings featured in vital turnovers which set-up goals for Georgia Andrews, who was named best-on-court, and Lara Dunkley.
Maffra and Morwell went goal-for-goal in the B grade elimination final at Traralgon on Sunday, which the Eagles lost 49-39.
Goal shooters Anna Gaw (Maffra) and Kristy Dowling (Morwell) took it in turns to put their team in front.
The Eagles were down by one at quarter-time and half-time before the Tigers extended the deficit to five and at final change and 10 at full-time.
SALE and Maffra’s three junior teams remain in finals contention.
The Sale under 13 team was on fire early to lead 14-5 at quarter-time against Wonthaggi.
The Magpies kicked away to win 47-21 to set-up a second semi-final against Traralgon at Traralgon this Saturday.
Wonthaggi will play in the first semi-final on Sunday at Moe against Maffra, who defeated Bairnsdale 31-21 in the elimination final at Traralgon last Sunday.
In the under 15 match, Sale had to work hard for its 40-31 win over Wonthaggi, having led by four at half-time and six at the final change.
The Magpies finished off with a 12-9 final quarter to progress to a second semi against Traralgon.
Maffra will meet Wonthaggi in the first semi-final after defeating Drouin 33-17 in the elimination final.
The under 17 Magpies got away to a flying start against Maffra, leading 10-4 at the first change and led 21-15 after an even second term.
Sale kicked away in the third quarter and won 48-27 with Montana Holmes best-on-court.
The Magpies will meet Traralgon in the second semi-final and Maffra Wonthaggi in the first semi.
For scores read Tuesday’s Gippsland Times.