Horsham District league | Pimpinio, Taylors Lake chase win

DROUGHT ENDING: Taylors Lake's Trae Martin in action against Laharum in round eight. The side will look for its first win against Pimpinio. Picture: RAELENE JOHNSTON
DROUGHT ENDING: Taylors Lake's Trae Martin in action against Laharum in round eight. The side will look for its first win against Pimpinio. Picture: RAELENE JOHNSTON

THE winless Pimpinio and Taylors Lake sides will seek to end their losing runs at the weekend when the two sides meet at Pimpinio. 

The two young and developing sides have shown some improvement this season but are still searching for that elusive win. 

Taylors Lake playing coach Jye Smith said his side would be fired up as it searched for a morale-boosting win.

“Both teams will be pumped for this game, it’s a massive game,” he said.

“Anyone can win it and last season it was a great game. It was close and we know both teams are struggling. We have been looking at this game for a while to try and get that first win.”

Smith said his side has had a tough run with injuries as well as a challenging draw to this point of the season.

“The injury list isn’t looking good – this is our unlucky year,” he said.

“I will probably be missing and there are guys who are still coming back from injuries from previous weeks. Hopefully the guys coming through can hold the team up.

“This is one of the toughest starts to a season we’ve had. We played some pretty good team football against Laharum, so I’m hoping the guys can take that into this week.”

Pimpinio coach Nathan Sachse said he wasn’t interested in looking at ladder position.

“We are preparing like another game, I’m not concerned about where we are on the ladder,” he said.

“Saturday is another chance for us to improve and keep working on defence and offence. Taylors Lake is a better side than last year and they’re showing a competitive edge. We need to make sure we are ready for a determined side.” 

Sachse said he was looking forward to a competitive game.

“I would like to think we have also improved in areas and hopefully it will be a good game between to young and developing sides,” he said.