A gallant effort wasn't enough to secure the Peel Cavaliers a win on the opening night of Netball WA's inaugural Metro League competition, with the side being narrowly edged out by Swan Districts.
A slow start somewhat crippled the Peel Football and Netball League representative side, with Swans rocketing out of the gates before the Cavs pulled the margin back to just five at quarter time.
Peel found their stride in the second quarter starting with some exceptional play across the court to draw within a point of their opponents on the back of some outstanding work from Baldivis product Maia Riddell on the scoring sheet.
A game of runs ensued as momentum continued to change sides with Peel threatening to overrun Swans in the final stages, but they eventually fell short 31-40 in the division one opener.
The Mandurah Netball Association's fortunes proved different, however, as their open side claimed a win to kick off the division two campaign.
The match played out as a thriller between the Waves and their Southern Districts opponents, with Mandurah pulling away for a 56-53 win.
Mandurah's under 18s side had less luck recording a 36-44 loss to Wanneroo Districts, but their under 16s enjoyed a victory with a 42-35 win over Success.
Rounding out the local results was the Waves' under 14s, who went down 29-34 to Success.
All sides return to action at the State Netball Centre this Friday night.