Big game for Bombers

BOISDALE-Briagolong will host Wy Yung in a must-win contest on Saturday in East Gippsland football.

The Bombers and the Tigers are neck and neck, with Boisdale-Briagolong a win ahead, but the visitors have a better percentage.

A win for Boisdale-Briagolong could set it up for potentially three wins a row, which would boost its finals hopes.

This is set to be a close, hard fought game.

STRATFORD, coming off a disappointing loss to Lucknow, will face Paynesville.

The Gulls were surprised by Lindenow last week, but will be confident facing the Swans at home. Their ladder position inside the top four is risky, ahead of fifth-placed Boisdale-Briagolong on percentage.

Stratford will be hoping to demonstrate more of the skill it revealed in previous games, but will be hard-pressed to keep up.

ORBOST-Snowy Rovers will travel to Lucknow.

The Blues will face a determined home side, which will be clinging on to second place on the ladder.

A strong win from the Magpies will push their percentage higher, allowing them to consolidate their spot, but any upsets here or at Lakes would make the league much more interesting heading towards the mid-season bye.

LADDER leader Lindenow could be surprised in Lakes Entrance on Saturday night.

While the Cats have not dropped a game this season, Lakes Entrance has won its past three games.

Lindenow is the dominant team in the league, but will still need to bring its physical and highly-skilled game, especially after a near miss against Paynesville last week.

The Seagulls will be celebrating their 800th EGFNL game, with all their junior and senior teams in action, beginning at 9am. The main game will begin at 6pm.