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April 16, 2018

Tocumwal’s 21-game A-grade netball winning streak is over after a shock loss to Blighty.

Tocumwal’s 21-game A-grade netball winning streak is over after a shock loss to Blighty.

In a result nobody quite saw coming, the three-time defending Picola District league north-west premier could not find a way to get it done against the Redeyes, falling 39-35 in an exciting encounter.

It was the first time the Bloods have lost since the 2016 semi-final, where they fell a goal short of Deniliquin.

For Blighty, it continues a terrific start to the season where it has knocked off two of last year’s best teams.

It backed up the win against preliminary finalist Katunga with another quality showing that announced it as a contender in the unified league.

It was the main talking point from a big weekend of Picola league netball, where the Deniliquin Rovers also made it 2-0.

The Rovers again brushed aside their opposition, beating Berrigan by 20 goals to consign the Saints to an 0-2 record.

South-east premier Waaia had to work hard to beat Rennie, but was able to pull away late for a 12-goal win, 50-38.

The Bombers look one of the early premiership favourites, backing up last week’s solid win against Katamatite with another strong display.

It was Rennie’s first game for the season, having had the bye in round one.

Yarroweyah entered the weekend riding high after a stirring round one win against Jerilderie, but was brought back down to earth in a nail-biting loss against Katamatite.

It was the Tigers’ first win under new coach Ria Hodge, who has brought some exciting talents to the club.

In Strathmerton, the home side bounced right back from a heavy round one loss, beating Mathoura by 15 goals.

The Timbercutters slipped to 0-2 and are languishing at the bottom of the table.

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