Kalkee 162 d Pimpinio 33
THERE were no surprises in Kalkee’s 129-point win over Pimpinio at Pimpinio Recreation Reserve.
The Kees hit the scoreboard hard in the first quarter and held Pimpinio to a single point.
Another 200-point drubbing similar to the last meeting between the sides appeared to be in the offing, but the Tigers’ defence stiffened in the final quarter and a half to keep the margin below 150.
Tiger defenders could not contain Liam French however.
The big recruit booted 12 goals, and now has 21 in his four games for the Kees this season.
Key defender Josh Mibus booted a goal in a best-on-ground performance.
Mibus’ four goals for the season have all been against Pimpinio.
Onballer James Wills played arguably his best game for the Tigers since crossing from the Wimmera league’s Horsham Saints at the end of last year.
Young ruckman Liam Jakobi continued to stand up for the team.
Pimpinio coach Mal Coutts said there were some positives for his side to take away, despite another big loss.
“We were no good early, but our last quarter and a bit was very competitive – perhaps not on the scoreboard, but in general play,” he said.
“Nearly everybody made a contribution in the last part of the game which was pleasing.
“They had a few out and we’re not happy with the final result, but there were some good signs for us.”
Kalkee coach Trevor O’Brien was unavailable for comment.