Bombers, Swans at home

BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG will host Wy Yung as the split round of East Gippsland football concludes on Saturday.

The Bombers are coming off their first victory for the season, a narrow eight-point win over a challenging Lakes Entrance.

With new players like the Stubbe brothers and Brendan Rathnow firing on all cylinders, and club veterans like Nicoll Sandison and Shaun Bates in the best-on-ground lists, the Bombers should be confident heading into the match.

Wy Yung, on the other hand, crushed Lindenow last round and is second on the ladder, having only lost one game so far.

If Boisdale-Briag can find the groove and make it two in a row, the season will really look wide open for any challenger.

STRATFORD will welcome premier Lindenow at the Stratford Recreation Reserve.

The match was initially scheduled to be played at Lindenow, but has been moved because of an anticipated power outage.

The Cats have had a rough run, losing two of their first three in an unusual start to the season, especially after their dominance through the past few years.

Stratford hasn’t lost a game yet, but despite a reasonably close match against Boisdale-Briag in round one, it hasn’t been properly tested yet — Paynesville is in rebuilding mode, and Orbost-Snowy Rovers is a young team.

The Swans should be able to capitalise, however, and keep the winning streak going.