Lindenow through after thriller

LINDENOW has won through to the East Gippsland football grand final following a thrilling three-point win over Wy Yung in the second semi-final, 12.8 (80) to 11.11 (77).

Inaccuracy cost the Tigers in the first term, booting 1.6 with the Cats holding a minor lead throughout the contest.

Michael Preston kicked three goals for the Cats, while Dale Lynn scored three majors for the Tigers.

Magpies’ comfortable win

LUCKNOW will meet Wy Yung in the preliminary final following a comfortable 38-point victory over Paynesville in the first semi-final, 12.14 (86) to 6.12 (48).

Leading by just four points at half-time, the Magpies ran away with it in the second half, scoring seven goals to two.

Brenton Martin kicked four goals for the Magpies.

STRATFORD reserves will meet Paynesville in the preliminary final following a 53-point loss to Lakes Entrance in the second semi-final.

Facing a 26-point deficit after a scoreless opening term, the Swans fought back to reel the margin back to 15 points at the main change before the Seagulls gradually pulled away in the second half.

Stephen McKerrow, Luke Chester and Gary Fenton kicked two goals each for the Swans with McKerrow, Corey Fulford, Tim Hawkins, Dylan Madden, Rod Bettess and Fergus Anderson among Stratford’s better players.

STRATFORD also went down to Lakes Entrance in the second semi-final, 13.11 (89) to 10.15 (75).

The Seagulls took a 13-point lead into the first change, with little separating the side throughout the contest.

Josh Woods booted three majors for the Swans, while Lachlan Schilg, Tyler Minchin, Dan McCole and Nathan and Nick French were the better players,

The Swans will meet Wy Yung in the preliminary final.