STRATFORD will be hoping for its first win of the season when it hosts Orbost-Snowy Rovers in round four of East Gippsland football.
Despite a heavy loss to a much-improved Lucknow outfit in round two, the Swans have pushed reigning premier Lindenow and top of the table Paynesville and will fancy its chances of taking the points tomorrow.
Orbost-Snowy Rovers also enters the clash winless and will hope to improve on its 2012 form, with Paynesville and Wy Yung claiming comfortable victories over the Blues either side of its round two bye.
REIGNING premier Lindenow will host a much-improved Lucknow.
Undefeated and sitting second on the ladder, Lindenow have done what is needed to come away with hard fought wins against Stratford and Lakes Entrance.
The Cats will have to work equally as hard to claim the points this week with the Magpies in good touch following a round one drubbing at the hands of Wy Yung.
Since that forgetable round one clash, the Magpies comfortably accounted for Stratford before storming home to upset Lakes Entrance last week and will be looking to take another big scalp.
UNDEFEATED Paynesville will hope to continue its winning streak when it travels to take on Lakes Entrance under lights.
Like Lindenow, top of the table Paynesville has just done enough to take the points in each of its first three matches, while Lakes Entrance enter the clash searching for its first win following narrow losses in round two and three.
Lakes Entrance will enter the contest eager to make amends after it blew an opportunity to open its account last week against Lucknow, taking a 20-point lead in to the final change only to concede seven goals in the final term to go down by five points.
WY Yung has the bye.