Swans’ finals hopes slim

MEMBERS of Stratford’s 2002 senior premiership side will be watching on tomorrow as the 2012 Swans look to bounce back to keep their slim East Gippsland football finals chances alive.

Ten points behind its fourth-placed opponents on the ladder, the clash against Lucknow is a must win for Stratford if it is to play finals football.

With an inferior percentage, the Swans would need to win every game to make the finals, while hoping Lucknow slips up.

Given Lucknow plays bottom of the table Orbost-Snowy Rovers in the final round, the Magpies would be favoured to play finals, but could stitch-up a finals berth sooner with victory tomorrow.

Stratford will have its work cut out, with the Magpies in good form following a comfortable win over top of the table Wy Yung in round 15.

Last time the sides met, the Swans were given a one-point victory on appeal after it was initially a draw.

ELSEWHERE in the EGFNL, reigning premier Lindenow will be hoping to continue to build momentum when it travels to Lakes Entrance, and top of the table Wy Yung will look to rebound from its loss to Lindenow when it hosts an in-form Paynesville outfit. Orbost-Snowy Rovers have the bye.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.