REIGNING North Gippsland netball premier Rosedale survived a challenge from Sale City in round one.
After unfurling its 2014 premiership flag, the Blues defeated the Bulldogs 44-41.
Last year’s runner-up Heyfield began its season with a 45-40 loss at Churchill.
Cowwarr moved to the top of the ladder with a 57-40 win over Glengarry.
Traralgon-Tyers United defeated Gormandale 36-29.
On Good Friday, Woodside defeated Yarram 40-37.
STRATFORD began the defence of its East Gippsland premiership with a 37-25 win over league newcomer Boisdale-Briagolong.
The victory put the Swans on top of the ladder.
On Saturday night, Wy Yung won a tight contest against Lucknow 49-45.
Orbost-Snowy Rovers defeated Lindenow 37-33.
Paynesville forfeited its Good Friday clash against Lakes Entrance.