AFTER a promising beginning, Sale went down to Traralgon 68-41 in Gippsland League netball.
At Sale on Saturday, the sides were level 11-11 at quarter-time before the Maroons edged away.
Top side Drouin kicked away from Maffra to win 77-30 at home.
Wonthaggi held its spot in the top five despite a 44-42 loss at Moe.
Fourth-placed Morwell defeated Warragul 58-28, and Leongatha, just four points outside the top five, defeated Bairnsdale 40-20.