It took 12 weeks, but Morwell finally dropped a game in Gippsland League netball – sort of.

The Tigers played out a draw against rivals Traralgon in Round 12 action, in what was the first time this season the all-conquering Morwell side had tasted something other than victory at the final whistle.

Scores were deadlocked at 37-apiece when full-time was called, and the Maroons and Tigers had to make do with sharing the points.

The match was not without controversy, as Morwell played one-short for much of the last quarter amid some confusion involving the team sheet.

Nevertheless, the Tigers remain on top of the league ladder, and hold a six point buffer on their nearest rival.

The result was perhaps more significant for Traralgon, who were able to gain some vital separation inside the top five.

The Maroons gained a two-point break after drawing at home, which could well prove pivotal as the season reaches its climax.

Traralgon is fifth, two points clear of Wonthaggi, which lost to Leongatha at the weekend, going down 49 to 38.

Arguably the biggest talking point out of the round involved Moe.

The Lions, expected to defeat Maffra comfortably, prevailed by only four goals.

Travelling to Maffra, the eighth-placed Eagles proved their worth, taking it right up to the third-placed Lions.

Moe was able to find enough avenues to goal in the end, and breathed a huge sigh of relief at the finish.

The Lions remain third on the ladder, but will be wary of the Traralgon challenge tomorrow, knowing the Maroons will be full of confidence after what they did against Morwell.

Sale won a close game against Bairnsdale 34 to 32.

The Magpies and Redlegs traded momentum throughout the match, and it was the home side that was able to salute at the finish.

The Western Derby saw Drouin stay entrenched in the top five after the Hawks proved too strong for Warragul, securing the points in a 48 to 33 scoreline.

WOODSIDE overcame a challenge during Round 12 of North Gippsland netball.

The league-leading Wildcats held off a determined Heyfield to stay on top of the ladder.

Woodside was made to earn the points, winning 53 to 49.

The result would have made life just a bit easier for the Kangaroos, but alas, they are now sixth on the ladder with six wins and five losses to their credit.

Glengarry consolidated second spot on the ladder after its win over Churchill.

The Magpies proved too strong in the finish, winning 45 to 35.

Glengarry holds outright second position from Sale City, who had a bye last round.

Just below the Bulldogs is Rosedale.

The Blues had the better of Yallourn Yallourn North in their encounter, and were victorious 59 to 45.

The Jets did however find good contributions from Emily Sherry and Shellby Carr.

Rosedale has taken its ledger to eight wins and three losses, and will be every bit a danger side as the finals approach.

Yarram was too good for TTU, and won 46 to 30.

The Bombers are still yet to break their duck, and have six games left to do so.

Cowwarr had a win for confidence sake against Gormandale, with the final scoreboard reading 59 to 40.

The Saints are still a mathematical chance of playing finals, but will need literally everything to go right from here on in.

BOISDALE-Briagolong was too strong for Orbost Snowy Rovers in East Gippsland netball.

The Bombers prevailed 54 to 44, and with a two-game lead in second position on the ladder, look to be in a strong position to secure a double chance.

Stratford was also too good for their opposition, winning 54 to 31 against Lucknow.

The Swans are fourth, and should play finals given they are three games clear of their nearest rival.