Landslide win for Swans

STRATFORD has hit the top of the East Gippsland football ladder after its huge win over an under-strength Orbost-Snowy Rovers, 21.25 (151) to 4.3 (27).

The Blues were scoreless for the first half.

Eight separate goalkickers shared the spoils for Stratford.

Haydn Erfurth led the way with nine, while Rodney O’Keefe added four to his season tally.

The reliable Nick French was named best-on-ground, with ruckman Reggie Tait and half forward Liam Lemon also among the best.

Hamish Nettleton kicked two for Orbost, and Jordan Clegg was named best.

BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG has won three in a row, defeating Lucknow by 20 points, 8.12 (60) to 5.10 (40).

Jordan Stubbe booted three and Jonty Landy two for the Bombers, who got in front early and stayed there.

Shay Ferguson was named Boisdale’s best.

For the Magpies, Sam Park impressed, and Jake Green kicked two.

The Bombers are now third on the ladder, even on wins with Stratford and Lakes Entrance.

LAKES ENTRANCE lost a heartbreaker to Wy Yung, 7.6 (48) to 7.9 (51).

While the Seagulls pulled ahead by two goals at half-time, they were left reeling after a six-goal surge from Wy Yung left them scoreless in the third term.

Lakes fought back in the final term, kicking four goals to three behinds, but the damage had been done.

James Gibbs and Tom Smith top-scored for Lakes with three, Joel Campbell named best, while Shaun Mooney and Rob Brick kicked two apiece for Wy Yung.

LINDENOW tore apart Paynesville, 15.22 (112) to 8.7 (55).

Jack Haslam kicked three for the Gulls in a game that could have had a much wider margin, while the league’s leading goalkicker Darren Allen added four to his total of 33.

Lindenow sits on fifth on the ladder, behind Wy Yung on percentage.