Laharum v Natimuk United

FOOT RACE: Natimuk United's Kym Wilkinson chases the ball. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
FOOT RACE: Natimuk United's Kym Wilkinson chases the ball. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Ground: Cameron Oval, Laharum, tomorrow, 2.20pm.

Umpires: G. Wright and D. Hutchins.

Last time they met: Round 15, 2013. Laharum 20.14 (134) d Natimuk 4.8 (32).

LAHARUM can hit the half-way mark of the season undefeated with a home win against Natimuk United tomorrow.

The Rams are the last team yet to face the Mountain Men in 2014 and have the unenviable task of trying to conquer the 8-0 juggernaut at Cameron Oval, Laharum.

Natimuk United has won its past three games to sit at 4-4 for the season just four premiership points outside the top five.

Coach Tim Friend said the team's next goal was to beat a side ranked above it on the ladder.

"We've set a goal that we want to get one against a top five side, and tomorrow we want to have a real crack at Laharum," he said.

"We've got to be confident going in you can't be going into a game conceding a win straight away.

"We can't afford to be scared of Laharum or any other side."

Laharum coach Shannon Argall said his side had met all expectations this season, but needed to stay on track.

"When you have lofty expectations of a team at the start of the year and they've lived up to them so far, you've got to be happy with that," he said.

"We're compartmentalising the season into three or four week blocks just to give the guys an end point of each grouping of games and to keep them focused."

Defender Kane Parish had his injured knee tested in Melbourne during the week and the club is waiting to see how serious it is. Parish will miss at least the next two rounds and possibly the season if it is a serious injury.

He will become the second Parish on the sidelines for the Mountain Men, with forward Dylan recovering from a broken collarbone.

Natimuk United big man Bryce Hateley is a chance to be back in the side after a hamstring injury, but Friend could miss after battling a hamstring issue of his own.


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