Maffra and Sale shared spoils on court

MAFFRA and Sale shared the spoils on the netball court on Sunday in the Gippsland League.

The Eagles won the three senior games, while the visitors won the three junior matches.

The A grade match was a very good standard, despite the drizzling rain. Maffra got an early break, and Sale fought hard to bridge the gap.

At three-quarter-time, Maffra led 24-30, and after a 9-9 final term, the Eagles went on to win 39-33, keeping their finals chances alive as they are only four points off the top five, with three wins.

In B grade, Maffra, second on the ladder, had to work hard for its win over Sale, which is second last with two wins.

Scores were level at quarter-time before Sale led by 20-19 at the main break. Maffra led by three goals at the final change and went on to win 41-38.

In another close match in C grade, Sale, in second place on the ladder, met fifth-placed Maffra for a shoot-out.

Maffra led at every change and went into the final quarter in front 22-20 before holding on to win 30-27.

In the under 17s, top of the ladder Sale played fifth-placed Maffra. Scores were close early, with Sale gradually edging away to win 46-28.

Sale won the under 15s match 41-30, while in the under 13s match, ladder-leading Sale got away to a flying start to defeat second-placed Maffra 59-26.

In Saturday’s A grade matches, Moe thumped Warragul 62-35, and Drouin defeated Bairnsdale 59-26.