Ground: Pimpinio Recreation Reserve, Saturday, 2.20pm.
Umpires: D. Hutchins and S. McKinnon.
Last time they met: Round 12, 2013. Edenhope-Apsley 27.16 (178) d Pimpinio 6.4 (40).
PIMPINIO is a side on a mission.
Coach Mal Coutts said the mission was to produce watchable football against Edenhope-Apsley on Saturday.
The Tigers were blown out of the water in last round’s 240-point loss to reigning premier Laharum.
Several senior players are still unavailable with injuries.
Matt Wilcox – the team’s leading goal-kicker – is the latest casualty.
Coutts said the team had its back against the wall as the only club without a win in 2014.
“We’ve re-evaluated a few individual and team goals for this year and we’ll see how we go on Saturday,” he said.
“We’re looking at kicking some goals and stopping the opposition flow a bit, but the main thing is we’ve got to try and give our supporters and committee something they can actually watch.”
Coutts was a co-coach of Edenhope-Apsley last season.
He said he respected the team and players, but would treat the match the same as any other.
Edenhope-Apsley coach Grant Coxon said the Saints were keen to sustain the momentum of their 192-point Rupanyup belting.
Coxon said his side needed to be on its game.
“We’re not really sure what to do with selection this round, whether we bring up some young ones and give them a taste or try to keep the same side that did such a good job last game,” he said.
“We know we’ve got to turn up and play because any team can turn up one day and have a red hot crack and get a win.
“I played in a team that only won one game for the year and then in the final round we beat the premiership favourite, so we know it can happen.”