Bombers out to break drought

Liam Durkin

BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG is just one win away from ending an 18-year premiership drought, and will be gunning to defeat Lindenow in Saturday’s East Gippsland football grand final.

The two stand out teams of the senior competition will go head-to-head in what promises to be a great showcase of local sport. Boisdale-Briagolong will take confidence and freshness into the decider, having defeated Lindenow in the semi-final by 38 points and earning a week’s rest a fortnight ago.

The Bombers will be aiming to complete a club trifecta, with their women’s team claiming a premiership last month, and the reserves also playing in the grand final.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.

***** UPDATE *****

Leigh Fulford will play for Boisdale-Briagolong in the grand final after successfully appealing a four-match appeal. The penalty was reduced to a two-game suspended sentence.

Saturday at Bairnsdale City Oval:

Football, seniors: Boisdale-Briagolong v Lindenow, 2.15pm; reserves: Lindenow v Boisdale-Briagolong, 11.50am; under 17s: Lakes Entrance v Wy Yung, 9.40am.

Netball, A grade: Orbost-Snowy Rovers v Stratford, 2.20pm; B grade: Lakes Entrance v Wy Yung, 1.05pm; C grade: Stratford v Lindenow, 11.55am; D grade: Stratford v Wy Yung, 10.45am; under 17s: Orbost-Snowy Rovers v Wy Yung, 9.35am; under 15s: Wy Yung v Orbost-Snowy Rovers, 8.25am.