FOUR of Stratford’s five netball teams have progressed to East Gippsland grand finals following second semi-final victories on Saturday.
Minor premier in all grades, only the Swans’ B grade side tasted defeat after going down to Lakes Entrance 36-32. Scores were level at full time before the Seagulls took control in extra time.
The Swans will meet Lindenow in the preliminary final this Saturday at Bairnsdale.
In A grade, Stratford was too strong for Lindenow, winning 58-37.
Stratford’s C grade defeated Orbost-Snowy Rovers 41-27, its C grade reserve side defeated Lucknow 33-17, while the D grade side had a 35-13 win over Wy Yung.
First semi-final results:
A grade: Orbost-Snowy Rovers 49 d Lucknow 47.
B grade: Lindenow 32 d Orbost-Snowy Rovers 27.
C grade: Wy Yung 40 d Lakes Entrance 40.
C grade reserve: Wy Yung 32 d Paynesville 27.
D grade: Lakes Entrance 34 d Lucknow 32.
Saturday at Bairnsdale City Oval:
A grade: Lindenow v Orbost-Snowy Rovers, 2pm.
B grade: Stratford v Lindenow, 1pm.
C grade: Orbost-Snowy Rovers v Wy Yung, noon.
C grade reserve: Lucknow v Wy Yung, 11am.
D grade: Wy Yung v Lakes Entrance, 10am.