PLACES in the finals are on the line with one round to go in East Gippsland football.
The equation is simple: two teams will get in, one will miss out.
The situation many people saw coming a few weeks ago will take place as Stratford, Lucknow and Wy Yung all sit equal on points and are desperate to take their seasons into the play-offs.
Stratford will need to do what it did last weekend when it toppled ladder leader Boisdale-Briagolong, by repeating the effort against Lindenow.
Lucknow will host Orbost- Snowy Rovers in what will be a match the Magpies will have to win handsomely to give itself the best chance of breaking into the top four.
Wy Yung will travel to Lakes Entrance with the same prospect awaiting the Tigers as Lucknow and Stratford.
Boisdale-Briagolong can finish the season as minor premier if it wins against Paynesville and Stratford defeats Lindenow.
For more read Friday's Gippsland Times.