Blues move to the top

ORBOST-Snowy Rovers put on hand on the East Gippsland netball minor premiership after defeating Lakes Entrance 50-45 on Saturday.

With one round to play before the finals, the Blues are now a win ahead of Stratford and Lakes Entrance, which fell from first to third with their loss.

Stratford defeated Boisdale-Briagolong 55-44, and can seal the double chance during the finals with victory over Lindenow at home this Saturday.

Lakes Entrance can return to the top two if it defeats fourth-placed Wy Yung at home and the Swans lose.

Wy Yung may need to win to ensure it plays in the finals. Last Saturday, the Tigers defeated Lucknow 58-42 to remain four points ahead of Lindenow.

The Cats thumped bottom side Paynesville 73-14.

THE five teams which will contest the North Gippsland netball finals has been determined.

Sixth-placed Heyfield's 38-33 loss to Yarram at home has left the Kangaroos eight points out of the top five ahead of the final round.

After defeating Traralgon-Tyers United 51-38, Sale City is in the box seat to finish the home-and-away season in third place. The Bulldogs are ahead of Yarram on percentage, and two points ahead of Glengarry in fifth.

Glengarry fell from third place after losing to second-placed Woodside 45-26.

Rosedale virtually sealed the minor premiership with a 49-30 win at Cowwarr. The Blues are four points ahead of Woodside, but also have a vastly superior percentage.

In the only match without any finals significance, Churchill defeated Gormandale 51-22.

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