Netball victories for Swans and Bombers

Stratford defeated Lindenow 49-32 in East Gippsland A grade netball on Saturday. Pictured, Stratford’s Sarah Bishop looks to get around solid Lindenow defence during the centre pass. Photo: David Braithwaite

STRATFORD and Boisdale-Briagolong are now only two points outside the East Gippsland netball top four after victories on Saturday.

The Swans defeated third-placed Lindenow 49-32 at home. After the teams were level 12-12 at quarter-time, the home side gained the ascendency during the second quarter on it way to a 17-goal victory.

At Lakes Entrance, Boisdale-Briagolong defeated the fourth-placed Seagulls 53-46. The Bombers stay in sixth place, behind Stratford on percentage.

Orbost-Snowy Rovers had a 56-26 away win over Lucknow. The second-placed Blues are now 10 points clear of Lindenow.

Ladder leader Wy Yung had the bye.

Magpies edge out Kangaroos

GLENGARRY maintained outright second position on the North Gippsland netball ladder after defeating Heyfield.

The Magpies got their eighth win of the season after notching a 51-40 victory over the Kangaroos.

Glengarry would be pleased with the performance given the match was a danger game going on ladder positions.

Woodside got home by six goals over Yallourn-Yallourn North, 51-45.

Churchill proved easy 61-47 victors over Yarram and remains fourth on the table.

Gormandale couldn’t quite get across the line against Traralgon-Tyers United, with the Bombers prevailing in a see-sawing contest, 36-33.

As expected, third-placed Rosedale defeated Cowwarr comfortably 56-23.

Sale City had the bye.