Must win game for Swans

STRATFORD will travel to Lakes Entrance for round 14 of East Gippsland Football treating the clash as a must win.

Six points behind the fourth-placed Lucknow, the Swans will be looking to use the contest as a springboard as they look to make a charge towards the backend of the season in a bid to qualify for finals football in its first season in the East Gippsland league.

Stratford, which has improved throughout the season, pushed ladder leader Wy Yung to one point in round 12 and in current form, winning its remaining home and away matches isn’t out of the question.

Just two points behind Stratford on the ladder and two games outside the top four, Lakes Entrance also has plenty to play for with its season arguably on the line tomorrow.

The home side has often been inconsistent this year and has seldom put four quarters together this season and while the Seagulls are two games outside the top four, their superior percentage to the fourth-placed Lucknow sees it remain in the hunt to clinch a finals berth.

A loss this weekend would make the Seagulls’ task very difficult, and they face a Stratford side which will be looking to build some confidence for its run home.

IN other EGFNL matches tomorrow, Wy Yung and Lindenow will meet in a top of the table clash, and Lucknow will host Orbost-Snowy Rovers aware of the fact it can’t afford to let the points slip. Paynesville has the bye.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.