THE Horsham Panthers have wrapped up their Limestone Coast Rugby League season with a win against the minor premiers on Saturday.
The Panthers knocked off the Warrnambool Raiders 30-24 to make it two wins in a row after defeating the Bulls in round nine.
Coach Rob Gascoyne said he was pleased with the side’s second win for the season.
“It was fantastic – we were in front all day but it did get very close there with about five minutes to go,” he said.
“It’s a credit to the boys and they really stuck it out well. They started to play as a group towards the end of the season, unfortunately it was the wrong time of the year.”
The Panthers finished on the bottom of the five-team competition.
“We were very happy with the win and they proved they can mix it with the top side,” Gascoyne said.
“We were undermanned too with just 12 players. We couldn’t have any rotations through the middle but they played really well. Our forwards played very well all day and made space for the others.
“The boys were enthusiastic and hopefully it’s a good sign for next year.”
Horsham hosts the semi-finals on Saturday with a touch football exhibition in between the two semi-final games at 3pm.