Blues begin flag defence strongly

ROSEDALE began its North Gippsland netball premiership defence in blistering fashion.

The Blues defeated Gormandale 67-36 at home on Saturday.

Beaten grand finalist Churchill defeated Traralgon-Tyers United 44-30.

Woodside had the better of local rival Yarram, winning 46-34.

Sale City won at Cowwarr, 30-27, and Glengarry won at Heyfield, 52-37.

IN East Gippsland netball, Stratford won a thriller at home against Lakes Entrance, 45-44.

Boisdale-Briagolong lost to Orbost-Snowy Rovers 63-41.

Lucknow defeated reigning premier Wy Yung 41-38, and Lindenow defeated Paynesville 53-12.