STRATFORD will be favoured to continue its winning form when it travels to take on bottom of the table Lakes Entrance tomorrow.
Yet to win a game this East Gippsland football season, the Seagulls were faced with off field dramas early in the piece but have turned it around and have been competitive in recent weeks.
Fresh following a round six bye, Lakes Entrance will be smarting after letting the chance to open its account slip against fellow struggler Wy Yung two weeks ago.
The Seagulls got off to a good start against the Tigers two weeks ago, and will be hoping for the same this week at home, but will need a four-quarter effort to push a Stratford side in red hot form.
The Seagulls surrendered a quarter-time lead against the Tigers and were forced to play catch-up. They managed to get back into the game with a late charge, but shouldn’t expect to be able to do the same against a Stratford side which has been dominant after half-time in recent weeks.
Stratford will be confident in getting on top in the midfield, with Kaine Kerton continuing his good form in the ruck with the Swans midfield taking full advantage of receiving first use.
Keiran O’Dwyer has been taking advantage of some good delivery and has been accurate in front of goal, and the Swans will be hoping Josh Kiss can return to form.
Restrict Seagulls key forward James Beha and the Swans could be on the way to another comfortable victory.
PAYNESVILLE will enter its clash with Orbost-Snowy Rovers knowing its speed can trouble the Blues.
LINDENOW will be looking to hold its spot in the top four when the Cats take on Wy Yung away from home.
COMING off a tough three-week period, premier Lucknow will get the chance to regroup with the bye.
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.