Stratford wins two East Gippsland netball grand finals

STRATFORD claimed two East Gippsland netball premierships on Saturday.

The Swans won their first A grade premiership since 2015 with a 47-42 victory over Orbost-Snowy Rovers, avenging a loss to the Blues in the second semi-final a fortnight earlier.

Goal attack Maddie Telling was named best-on-court by the umpires, capping off a great finals series for the Swans.

Another player of note was wing defence Brittney Grey.

Stratford defeated Lindenow 30-28 to claim back-to-back C grade titles.

The Cats challenged early, but the Swans fought their way to a three-goal lead at three-quarter-time.

The Cats pushed to get back into the match, but missed shots at vital times as the Swans won by two goals.

Stratford wasn't as fortunate in D grade, going down to Wy Yung 34-28, with Tigers centre Mollie Overand best-on-court.

For the second consecutive year, Lakes Entrance defeated Wy Yung in the B grade grand final. The Seagulls won 33-31 this year.

Orbost-Snowy Rovers defeated Wy Yung 26-22 in the under 17s, while the Tigers defeated the Blues 30-23 in the under 15s.

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