STRATFORD knows the deal tomorrow.

The Swans simply have to defeat Lakes Entrance to secure the double-chance in East Gippsland football.

With one round to play, only two points separates Stratford in second and Lucknow in third.

The Swans make the journey to Lakes Entrance, where they will take on a side currently out of the finals race.

While Stratford will be favoured to win, Lucknow will be even shorter odds of defeating last-placed Boisdale-Briagolong.

With the added security and immunity that comes with a double-chance, Stratford will be going all out tomorrow to make sure it has a top-two spot in its keeping on the drive home.

The Swans fell short against ladder-leaders Wy Yung last week, although the nature of the result won’t be too concerning for Stratford officials given they weren’t blown out of the water.

Zane Perkins was again in the best last week, while Alex Morcom, Haydn Erfurth, Gavin Bickery, Liam Cunningham and Reegan Tait were serviceable.

BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG finishes it season tomorrow.

The Bombers 2022 campaign has been strange to say the least. At their best they have been capable of defeating the top sides, and at their worst, looking as though they don’t know the difference between a football and an Easter Egg.

With Lucknow coming to Boisdale needing to win to have any chance of finishing top-two, the Bombers can expect a fierce clash from the outset.

Boisdale-Briagolong has enough senior quality experience to draw on, and players such as Kel Porter, Andrew Quirk, and playing-coach Sam Bedggood will be out to make a game of it.

Although it is unlikely to provide any comfort given the Bombers will more than likely claim the wooden spoon, this season may simply be a case of them being the final placegetter in a tight field.

With this season described as the closest East Gippsland campaign on record, Boisdale-Briagolong are the unfortunate team that had to finish last.

Keeping things in context, the Bombers have still won four games, which is the same number as Rosedale in North Gippsland – a team you certainly wouldn’t label a poor quality side.

OTHER matches will see Wy Yung and Lindenow get some match practise in before finals.

The Tigers play Orbost Snowy Rovers, and the Cats take on Paynesville.