STRATFORD cemented its place on top of the East Gippsland football ladder with a huge win over last year’s premier Lindenow, 12.12 (84) to 3.10 (28).
The Swans, undefeated this year, are a win clear of the rest of the competition.
The league’s leading goalkickers put on a show, with Rodney O’Keefe almost out-scoring the opposition with his four-goal haul, and Patrick Gordon adding two to his tally of 20 for the season.
Best-on-ground Nathan Pollard was ably-supported in the midfield by ruckman
Regan Tait and Liam Lemon, as the Swans adjusted to bright and breezy conditions with the help of a home-ground advantage. The game was moved from Lindenow due to a planned power outage.
The Swans kept Lindenow to just three behinds in the third term, piling on four goals.
Luke Dyer kicked two goals for the Cats, with Kane Ashwood named best.
BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG showed it could be a finals contender, following a close win over Wy Yung, 10.8 (68) to 7.9 (51).
The Tigers fought back in the final term, but it wasn’t enough - Boisdale-Briag kicked three goals to one in the third term, extending the margin to 25 points at three-quarter-time.
Cal Egan put on a clinic, kicking five goals for the Bombers, and former Sale City Bulldog Shay Ferguson was named best-on.
Matthew Arnold was named best for Wy Yung, and Jan Cabaybay kicked two goals.