Swans aim for five flags

STRATFORD has a genuine chance of making a clean sweep of the five East Gippsland netball premierships on Saturday.

All five of the Swans’ sides finished the home-and-away season on top of their respective ladders.

Bidding for back-to-back premierships, the A grade side will take on Lindenow.

The Swans went through the season with an almost unblemished record, a draw against Lindenow in round 16 the only time they didn’t get the four points.

The Swans have won the other three meetings against the Cats, including a 58-37 victory in the second semi-final two weeks ago.

Saturday’s match will feature the top two players in this season’s best-and-fairest, with winner Simone Turner a key in the Swans’ defence, while Bronwyn Evans backed up in 2014 for the Cats after sharing last season’s award.

IN B grade, Stratford will play Lakes Entrance.

The Swans had to qualify for the grand final via the preliminary final after the Seagulls won the second semi-final in extra time.

League best-and-fairest Merewalesi Pritchett will be looking to cap off a successful individual season with a Swans premiership.

STRATFORD will be looking to complete an unbeaten season in C grade with victory over Orbost-Snowy Rovers.

Breanna Kerton will be a key player for the Swans, she was runner-up in the league best-and-fairest behind Orbost-Snowy Rovers’ Karina Robinson.

IN C grade reserve, Stratford will face Wy Yung, which upset Lucknow last weekend to advance to the grand final.

Swan Lacey Dugan and Tiger Stacey Orchard tied for second place in the league best-and-fairest.

STRATFORD and Wy Yung will also clash in the D grade grand final. Just four points separated the sides after the home-and-away season.

Saturday at Bairnsdale City Oval:

A grade: Stratford v Lindenow, 1.40pm.

B grade: Lakes Entrance v Stratford, 12.30pm.

C grade: Stratford v Orbost-Snowy Rovers, 11.20am.

C grade reserve: Stratford v Wy Yung, 10.10am.

D grade: Stratford v Wy Yung, 9am.