Swifts v Pimpinio

KICK: Darcy O'Connor of Pimpinio and Peter Staude of Harrow-Balmoral got at it during a match on Saturday last week. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

KICK: Darcy O'Connor of Pimpinio and Peter Staude of Harrow-Balmoral got at it during a match on Saturday last week. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Ground: North Park, Stawell, tomorrow, 2.20pm.

Umpires: WFL Umpires Group.

Last time they met: Round 13, 2013. Swifts 18.19 (127) d Pimpinio 8.3 (51).

A HOME win against Pimpinio would cap off a successful first half of the season for Swifts.

The Baggies are used to playing catch-up in the second half of the year, but will not have to this season with only one loss to their name.

Coach Ben Martin said the Baggies had achieved many of their goals.

"If you had said to me at the start of the year that we'd only have one loss at this stage, I would have been very happy," he said.

"Our goal now is to stay in a top three position by the end of the year.

"If we've dropped to fourth or fifth it would be a real disappointment."

The Tigers will be the next hurdle in the Baggies' quest for a top three finish, but are dealing with issues of their own.

Already contending with injuries, Pimpinio expects Matt Wilcox, Jake Dixon, Marc Smith, Liam Jakobi and Jonty Dumesny to be out of the side which lost to Harrow-Balmoral at the weekend.

Their losses have been compounded by injuries in the reserves.

Coutts said the playing stocks would be stretched thin.

"Surviving is going to be our theme for the next couple of weeks until we get some players back," he said.

"The numbers haven't been too bad on the training track, but it's tough when you've got so many out injured."

At the other end of the spectrum, Swifts are hoping to include Julian Carr, Luke Mitchell and Jakob Davis to tomorrow's side.

Josh Molan is unavailable.

Martin said it would be also a big day for the Baggies off the field, with the club hiring a hypnotist to perform at the post-match function.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop