Taylors Lake 180 d Pimpinio 40
PIMPINIO’S 140-point loss to Taylors Lake on Saturday was a painful result, even by the Tigers’ standards this season.
Coach Mal Coutts said previously his winless team could push the Lakers if it played at its best, and signs were positive early.
The Tigers scored three goals to the Lakers’ five in the first term and remained competitive.
Taylors Lake’s seven goals to one in the second quarter blew the game apart and Pimpinio never recovered.
The Tigers’ last quarter was arguably one of the worst of the season, as the Lakers scored 10.7 to zero.
Nathan Koenig, eight goals, starred up forward and was helped by a five-goal haul from Lakers coach Deek Roberts.
Youngster Justin Hourigan played his first senior game for the Lakers.
Darcy O’Connor was strong again for Pimpinio.
Coutts did not mince words after the game.
“We actually played some good footy in the first quarter and the third quarter was fair, but we were a disgrace in the last quarter,” he said.
“Our commitment and our skills are what let us down and it was just a terrible performance.”
Coutts did pick out a few positives, including the leadership of young big man Liam Jakobi, and James Kalms playing his best game for the club.
There was no shortage of positives for Roberts.
He said it was one of the most complete performances his side had turned in all year.
“We led at every change and won every quarter which was good, and we had no weak links,” he said.
“We’re on track to get six wins for the season, and with the way we’re playing now our aim is to take a big scalp by the end of the year.”