SALE and Maffra have slipped down to eighth and ninth on the Gippsland League netball ladder respectively after home defeats on Saturday.
Sale went down to Bairnsdale 32-28, a result which saw the Redlegs overtake the Magpies and Eagles into seventh place.
Maffra lost to fifth-placed Moe 43-30.
Morwell lost its first match of the season, going down at Drouin 49-42. The second-placed Tigers are now only ahead of the Hawks on percentage.
Traralgon sits clear on top of the ladder after a 61-49 victory over Wonthaggi, while fourth-placed Leongatha was too good for Warragul, winning 68-28.
WOODSIDE and Rosedale remain two wins clear on top of the North Gippsland ladder.
On Saturday, both sides defeated teams involved in the fight for places in the top five. The Wildcats defeated Glengarry 52-39, while the Blues won tight contest against Sale City 44-38.
Heyfield consolidate third spot with a 50-39 victory over Gormandale.
Churchill moved passed Glengarry into fourth place after its 43-34 win at Yarram, while Cowwarr defeated bottom side Traralgon-Tyers United 44-38.
EAST Gippsland netball’s top two Wy Yung and Boisdale-Briagolong will meet this Saturday.
Both are undefeated after six rounds.
Last weekend, Boisdale-Briagolong defeated Orbost-Snowy Rovers 33-27, while the Tigers accounted for Lakes Entrance 54-27.
Stratford remains in third place, two wins behind the leaders, after its 40-33 victory over Lucknow.
Lindenow claimed fourth place with a 32-28 victory over Paynesville.