2ND SEMI FINAL
Where is it being played?: Bairnsdale City Oval
What time is the seniors game scheduled to start?: 2:15pm, Saturday September 1st
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2ND SEMI FINAL MATCH PREVIEW – STRATFORD V LAKES ENTRANCE
Minor premiers Stratford will take on Lakes Entrance at Bairnsdale on Saturday.
Both clubs finished on 54 points at the top of the ladder for the season, however the Swans had a far superior percentage.
The winner will advance to the Grand Final, while the side finding themselves without the winning score will find themselves in next week’s Preliminary Final against Wy Yung.
The Seagulls lead 1-0 on the wins ledger (plus a draw) in their two encounters with the Swans this year, with their most recent clash in Round 13 clash being declared a draw due to the game being called off in the first quarter.
Stratford’s form going into this game is has been irrepressible. Before their final round loss to Lindenow, their most recent loss came at the hands of Boisdale-Briagolong in Round 8 by five points. Since then their wins have come at an average margin of 105 points.
Lakes Entrance’s form has been steady and reliable. The Seagulls have only lost one of their last nine games, with their most recent defeat coming in Round 16 against Wy Yung by 10 points.
HEAD-TO-HEAD FOR 2018:
Round 6: Stratford 14.10.94 lost to Lakes Entrance 15.8.98
Round 13: Match declared draw after being called off in first quarter.
FORM FROM LAST FIVE GAMES (Round 14-18):
Stratford: WWWWL (4-1)
Lakes Entrance: WWLWW (4-1)Gippsland Footy admin
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