BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG’S horror run to finals continues on Saturday, taking on third-placed Lakes Entrance.
To make the East Gippsland football finals, the Bombers need a win to fend off Lindenow, which is very unpredictable.
Sitting on fourth with a decent but not amazing percentage, Boisdale-Briag can’t afford to lose either of its two remaining matches. If the Bombers lose both, and Lucknow or Lindenow win theirs, they’ll be out of finals contention.
LINDENOW, however, will be up against a resurgent Wy Yung, which has only lost to Stratford recently.
The Tigers won both previous matches, though last time it was by just six points.
If the Cats win, however, there’s a chance to grab fourth position if Boisdale-Briag can’t hold off Lakes Entrance.
SIMILARLY, Lucknow has an easy two weeks to get a spot.
On Saturday, the Magpies will host Orbost-Snowy Rovers before playing Paynesville. Both of these sides have had rough years, and while they are rebuilding and will be competitive in the future, right now they’re being used by middle-of-the-competition teams to shore up percentage gaps.
If the Magpies can open up 100-plus point wins over both the Blues and the Gulls, they could leapfrog Lindenow and Boisdale-Briag into fourth spot.
It’s important to remember Boisdale-Briag’s loss at Orbost in round six — Lucknow shouldn’t take the game for granted.
STRATFORD, almost unassailable on top of the ladder, will play Paynesville at home.