Swans heading east

STRATFORD travels all the way to Orbost this week, in a battle between two young teams in East Gippsland football.

The Swans will have more to fight for, sitting winless at the bottom of the ladder, while Orbost-Snowy Rovers has an opportunity to pull itself further up with a second win.

Last week, Stratford was taken care of by Lakes Entrance, while Paynesville took down the Blues, but Saturday’s game will be much closer.

BOISDALE-Briagolong will also hit the road, heading to Lakes Entrance for what should be an excellent game.

Both clubs are coming off wins, with the Seagulls defeating Stratford last week, and the Bombers screaming to the finish in a challenging match against Lucknow.

Neither club can afford a loss at this stage, as the competition remains pretty close.

LUCKNOW will host the fearsome Lindenow team, coming off a week’s break.

While the Magpies are nipping at their heels, they will be hard-pressed to stand-up against the Cats.

The teams are one and two on the ladder, and while Lindenow has the chops, it could still be surprised.

Lucknow was surprised last week by Boisdale-Briagolong, and so will have to play more suppression and area-denial football to stay ahead.

WY Yung heads to Paynesville in what could be an interesting match.

The teams are neck-and-neck on the ladder with two wins apiece.

Wy Yung was crushed by a barnstorming Lindenow team last round, while Paynesville comfortably accounted for Orbost-Snowy Rovers.