IN A thrilling and cathartic afternoon of football, Pimpino broke a 392-day winning drought and defeated Laharum by the smallest of margins.
The Tigers bravely withstood a last quarter comeback from the Mountain Men on Saturday to claim a long awaited victory, 6.9 (45) to 6.10 (46).
It was the first time Pimpino defeated a side other than Taylors Lake since round 14, 2016.
The victory was also Liam Jakobi's first as head coach of the club. Jakobi said it was a special day.
"It was great just to get one under the belt - for the whole club," he said.
"It was pretty special."
Pimpinio started strongly in the contest at Cameron Oval, leading at every break and taking a 17 point lead into the last quarter.
But Laharum threatened to spoil Pimpinio's potentially historic victory with a blistering start to the final term.
Three of Laharum's most important and experienced players, Tom Crawford, Shannon Emmerton and Heath Macinnes, all booted goals within the first 10 minutes of the quarter to give them a one-point lead.
Pimpinio however were able to rally, and score two behinds to seize back a one-point lead.
"I think Brett Hamerston picked it up in the wet pocket, snapped it at goal and it was probably lucky to even go through for a behind," Jakobi said of the winning score.
"But that put us in front and we were able to hold on from there.
"It was down in their forward 50 for the last five minutes before the siren went. We were probably pretty lucky to come out on top in the end.
"It's sort of amazing how one point can make such a difference to the whole club."
Pimpino stalwart Daniel Baker was the club's best on the day, working tirelessly in defence, while Nathan Clough and Corey Mann were superb through the middle.
Jakobi said the positive result was a reflection of the club's development this season.
"Going into the season, we wanted to make sure we were continually improving across the year," Jakobi said.
"This goes to show that we've been doing that and we've been getting a lot better.
"We were saying all this week, this was the chance for us to get a win - we knew the team we had were good enough to do it."
Meanwhile Natimuk United will head into their second bye on a high, after a come-from-behind 21 point win against Jeparit-Rainbow.
The Rams trailed by 14 points at three quarter time but oustcored their opposition 5.5 (35) to 0.0 (0) in the final quarter to claim an impressive victory. The Storm struggled to find an avenue to goal without star forward Peter Weir.
The result put Natimuk United in prime position to seize second place on the ladder. They have the bye next week before facing Noradjuha-Quantong, Pimpinio, Taylors Lake and Kalkee in the final four rounds.
Elsewhere, a blistering third term from Swifts was enough for them to defeat Noradjuha-Quantong by 19 points, Kalkee defeated Rupanyup to reclaim sixth-spot and Edenhope-Apsley bested Taylors Lake.