Ruffled feathers on the courts

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Zaida Glibanovic

MAFFRA and Sale suffered defeat in Round 2 of Gippsland League netball.

Drouin thumped the Eagles 65-17 at home.

Maffra’s young juniors were no match for the full force of the Hawks.

Despite the loss, Maffra’s Matilda Pendergast, Krystal Craft and Maddy Dalton played well.

The Magpies were undone by Warragul, and more specifically, Emma Ryde.

Ryde shot a massive 56 goals in their 33 goal win.

Warragul were certainly not fazed by the travel, coming out of the gates firing, piling on goal-after-goal.

Renee Cook, Sienna Green and Jamie Rollinson were huge in facilitating scores for the visitors, while Kristy Glover, Kate Van der Voort and Ashleigh Keefe were notable in the loss for Sale.

In other games, Wonthaggi had a convincing win over Leongatha 43-25, Moe defeated Traralgon 58-37 and Bairnsdale caused a boilover, knocking off Morwell 40-31.

NORTH GIPPSLAND opened its 2024 season with a huge upset. Reigning premier, Woodside took a tumble against TTU, losing by six goals.

Though a 40-34 TTU win was a surprise, perhaps having Wildcat premiership stars, Caitlin Ponton and coach Elizabeth Nicol missing from the side contributed to a weaker Woodside.

Sale City’s new mid-court recruit, Isla McCarthy, was sensational in the team’s 65-25 goal win over Cowwarr. The Bulldogs really showed their bite, not holding anything back when the Saints showed up at Stephenson Park. Expect Sale City to be a real contender this year.

In the biggest winning margin for the round, the young team at Yarram could not ward off Churchill, going down by 45 goals.

Churchill was too strong, maintaining possession with a tight defence to win 60-15.

Heyfield is building something special.

The Kangaroos got the job done against a fellow 2023 finalists in Rosedale.

The young Roos showed their composure to win 39-34.

Sarah Schellen would have been happy to secure her first win as the new A Grade coach.

Glengarry defeated Gormandale 53-39.