Harrow-Balmoral v Pimpinio

BACK AGAIN: Pimpinio’s Darcy O’Connor and Harrow-Balmoral’s Peter Staude will renew acquaintances on Saturday when the Tigers travel to Balmoral to take on the Roos for the second time in four weeks. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

BACK AGAIN: Pimpinio’s Darcy O’Connor and Harrow-Balmoral’s Peter Staude will renew acquaintances on Saturday when the Tigers travel to Balmoral to take on the Roos for the second time in four weeks. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Ground: Balmoral Recreation Reserve, Saturday, 2.20pm.

Last time they met: Round eight, 2014. Harrow-Balmoral 23.19 (157) d Pimpinio 6.5 (41).

HARROW-BALMORAL will seek redemption from another big loss to Laharum with an improved showing in front of a home crowd on Saturday.

The Roos host Pimpinio, a team they beat by more than 100 points only a month ago.

Despite sitting in third place, the Roos suffered a big setback at the weekend.

Coach Brent Forsyth said Saturday's game would be about the simple things for his team.

Despite percentage being likely to play a big part in where the team finishes at the end of the year, Forsyth said he was unconcerned by the margin as long as his team executed its game plan.

“A week is a long time in footy, and we’ve been dealing with the fallout of last week from a footy perspective,” he said.

“We want to start to build back the positive things we were doing before we played Laharum and get back to basics this week.

“If we can do the basics right, the scoreboard will take care of itself.”

Pimpinio coach Mal Coutts said the scoreboard was not a concern for him or his side. 

He said his players had been more competitive in Saturday’s loss to Kalkee despite a big final margin.

“We’ve taken a long time, but we started to show signs that we can be competitive on Saturday,” he said.

“We’ve got to continue to be competitive and then try to improve the way we control the footy when we’ve got it.

“The improvement might not be on the scoreboard, but in general play.”

Roo Quentin Wilmott’s injured hand is likely to keep him out of the game, and forward Brent Penny is unavailable through work.

Larry Leeming, Luke Merryfull and Tim Cogger are ready to return.

James Clifford is a possible out for the Tigers, but Coutts said the team had not been finalised.

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