Horsham District league | Pimpinio v Kalkee

Hamish Exell for Kalkee.

Hamish Exell for Kalkee.

IT HAS been a long year for Pimpinio and coach Josh Beddison takes his hat off to his squad. 

The Tigers will host Kalkee in round 15 of the Horsham District league. 

Beddison said it hadn’t helped that in the past seven weeks, key players have been absent through injury or unavailability. 

“I would say six of our top 10 to 15 haven’t been able to play each game,” he said. 

“I think Kalkee is in the same boat. 

“We are going into the game confident and maybe… we can come away with a win.” 

Beddison said his players were worn out – but they remained positive.

“With such floggings and other issues that we’ve had at the club, it has made the year feel very long,” he said. 

“But there are always positives. We’ve had a consistent influx of five under-17 players coming up in the past couple weeks. That’s the biggest positive for the club, that the kids are coming up and stepping up to the occasion.” 

Beddison said he couldn’t speak higher of half-back Dylan Arnott. 

“In the last six to seven weeks he has been in our top two bests – even though he is getting pumped in that position he has stood tall,” he said. 

The Kees will be confident they can collect the win as the side defeated the Tigers by 105 points in round four. 

Coach Hamish Exell has been the Kees’ star performer this season and will play an important role.