Swans too strong for Gulls

STRATFORD completed the East Gippsland netball home-and-away season with a 72-18 home victory over Paynesville.

The minor premier will meet Lindenow this Saturday in the second semi-final, with the winner advancing to the grand final.

All five of Stratford’s netball teams finished the home-and-away season on top of their respective ladders.

In other A grade matches, Lindenow defeated Wy Yung 42-30 and Lucknow defeated Lakes Entrance 47-41.

Orbost-Snowy Rovers, which had the bye last weekend, will meet Lucknow in the first semi-final on Sunday.

Second semi-final, Saturday at Bairnsdale City Oval:

A grade: Stratford v Lindenow, 2pm.

B grade: Stratford v Lakes Entrance, 1pm.

C grade: Stratford v Orbost-Snowy Rovers, noon.

C grade reserve: Stratford v Lucknow, 11am.

D grade: Stratford v Wy Yung, 10am.

First semi-final, Sunday at Bairnsdale City Oval:

A grade: Lucknow v Orbost-Snowy Rovers, 2pm.

B grade: Orbost-Snowy Rovers v Lindenow, 1pm.

C grade: Wy Yung v Lakes Entrance, noon.

C grade reserve: Wy Yung v Paynesville, 11am.

D grade: Lakes Entrance v Lucknow, 10am.