STRATFORD’s Josh Kiss kicked five goals in a fighting effort against Wy Yung, which won 11.8 (74) to 8.8 (56).
The win was not enough to keep the Tigers in contention to make the East Gippsland football finals, with other results eliminating them from the race.
The Swans should be proud of keeping the margin to five points at half-time, before the Tigers revved up to six goals to four in the second half.
Nathan Dennison scored five and Mark Selling four for Wy Yung, and Brad White was best, while Lewis Bolton was best for Stratford.
BOISDALE-Briagolong’s horror finish to the season continued, with an 81-point home loss to Lindenow, 8.10 (58) to 20.19 (139).
The Cats’ momentum did not let-up, as they piled on nine goals in the third quarter.
Matt Busch and best-on-ground Luke Dyer kicked five goals apiece for the visitors, while Luke Pratt kicked four for the Bombers, with Billy Marshall their best.
ORBOST-SNOWY Rovers have locked in a finals place with a solid win over Lakes Entrance, 12.14 (86) to 11.8 (74).
The home side led at half-time, but were restricted in the third quarter to just seven points as the visitors kicked four goals. A final term fightback was not enough as the Blues stormed to victory.
Bronson Richie and Curtley Nettleton kicked three goals each for Orbost-Snowy Rovers, with Max Battel best, while Lakes had seven goal-kickers, and Max Phillips was best.
PAYNESVILLE had a very strong win over Lucknow, 25.18 (168) to 11.7 (73).
The Magpies only managed three behinds in the first quarter as the Gulls ran away with the game.
Paynesville’s best-on-ground Shane Jamieson kicked six goals, and Damien Ashcroft and Mathew Davidson five, with Davidson now leading the league goal kickers on 57.
Peter Jenner was best for Lucknow.