In round two of the Hampden Netball League open grade Portland Tigers battled hard against finals aspirant Port Fairy eventually going down 49 to 40.
Trailing by the same amount at half-time the Tigers went goal for goal in the second half.
Another slow start for Hamilton Kangaroos proved costly against South Warrnambool the Roosters winning the match by 15 goals.
The Roos were much improved in the second half and will now look to the ANZAC Day clash with Portland.
In the other matches Koroit defeated Camperdown Terang-Mortlake was too good for Warrnambool and Cobden defeated North Warrnambool 50 to 44.