Stratford in footy double

STRATFORD will look to make it two wins on the trot tomorrow, but its task won’t be easy against ladder leader Wy Yung at Bairnsdale City Oval.

The Swans and Tigers will face off on the big stage with a large crowd expected for the curtain raiser clash to the Gippsland League night game between Bairnsdale and Maffra. The match will begin at 4.20pm

Wy Yung, one of four teams to have recorded just one loss, leads an even competition with a superior percentage, while Stratford remains very much in the mix after recording its first victory for the season against the lowly Orbost-Snowy Rovers.

Other than a round two setback against Lucknow, the Swans are travelling well, pushing reigning premier Lindenow and Paynesville in the lead-up to its first win over the Blues last week.

Stratford held its own in the second quarter last week, despite three players being sent-off, before breaking away in the second half to record a comfortable 46-point victory.

The Swans will need to carry that form into this week if they are to match the Tigers.

The under 18s will begin at 10.40am, while the reserves will play from 2.20pm.

SECOND-placed Paynesville and fourth-placed Lindenow will meet. Both sides will be keen to obtain some breathing space in the top four, with the victor to move to top of the table should Stratford upset Wy Yung.

LAKEs Entrance will hope to remain in touch with the top four when it travels to take on the winless Orbost-Snowy Rovers. The Seagulls won’t be taking the Blues lightly with fourth place on the ladder there for the taking should Paynesville defeat Lindenow.

LUCKNOW has the bye.