Pimpinio v Rupanyup

Pimpinio's Bret Hamerston and his team will look to earn their first lot of premiership points against Rupanyup on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Pimpinio's Bret Hamerston and his team will look to earn their first lot of premiership points against Rupanyup on Saturday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Ground: Pimpinio Recreation Reserve, Saturday, 2.20pm.

Umpires: WFLUG umpires.

Last time they met: Round 2, 2014. Rupanyup 13.16 (94) d Pimpinio 8.6 (54).

RUPANYUP’S excursion to Pimpinio Recreation Reserve on Saturday could represent the final opportunity for the home side to bank premiership points this season.

The Tigers are stuck winless at the bottom of the ladder, while the Panthers’ only victory came against Pimpinio in round two.

Despite the closeness of the two sides on the ladder, Pimpinio coach Mal Coutts said his team only needed to worry about continuing its improvement, not winning. 

“We’re playing a team that is as close to us on the ladder as we can get, so on ladder position we should be more competitive,” he said.

Coutts said the Tigers had been good in the first half of their round two encounter with the Panthers before falling away to lose by 40 points.

Panthers coach Mick Finnigan said his team would welcome back Paul Trotter, Dennis Finnigan, Noel Jorgensen and Glen Hodgins for the game. 

“This time we’ve hopefully got a few more of our ducks lined up and we can double our premiership points in one hit,” he said.

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