Ground: Cameron Oval, Laharum, Saturday, 2.20pm.
Umpires: P. Shaw and J. Taylor.
Last time they met: Round four, 2014. Laharum 39.20 (254) d Pimpinio 2.2 (14).
THE last meeting between Laharum and Pimpinio produced the biggest blowout of the season by far.
The Mountain Men demolished the Tigers to the tune of 240 points in round four at Pimpinio Recreation Reserve.
The only other margins that came near it this season were Kalkee’s 209-point win over the Tigers in round six, Rupanyup’s 192-point defeat at the hands of Edenhope-Apsley in round four and Laharum’s 183-point round three win over Taylors Lake.
With the minor premiership all but sewn up for the Mountain Men, there is a possibility some sore senior players will be rested on Saturday.
Coach Shannon Argall said he would not make final decisions until the team’s training session last night, but several changes could be made.
“We have three or four guys who might go back to the ressies, and a couple who might need a break,” he said.
“None of them are injured, but there were just a couple of guys who were tight and need a bit of a rest because we’ve been working hard on the training track over the past four weeks.”
Argall said star forward Dylan Parish has been training well after being out with a broken collarbone since early May.
He said Parish was a possible inclusion, but would be monitored.
Pimpinio coach Mal Coutts said injury issues could potentially keep Cam Dempster and Brett Hamerston out of the side, but the rest of the team had trained well.
“Laharum was one of the low points of the year for us.
"We were non-competitive from the word go,” he said.
“In the second half last week, we really played as a team and there were no individuals, so that was very positive.
“I just want them to enjoy playing footy as much as they can and stick together on Saturday and see if they can get something out of the game, whether it’s us winning a quarter or something else.”