At a rain soaked Pimpinio, Jeparit-Rainbow's skill and class helped them score a decisive win as the Storm continue their run towards September action.
Pimpinio have scored just one win so far in 2021, but despite the difficult conditions and a quality opposition, the Tigers were relentless in their effort all day.
With tricky conditions and Tigers' pressure, the Storm still earnt themselves plenty of scoring opportunities, but failed to capitilise, completing their win 11.14 (80) to 3.5 (23).
Jeparit-Rainbow senior coach Daniel Batson was happy with the Storm's effort against an opposition that made the match hard work.
"It was a tough day at the office. We were probably just a bit more effective going forward than they were," he said.
"They were really competitive today and were probably a lot better than we thought they might be.
"I think we won a few more of those 50-50 balls and got on the scoreboard early. We got that advantage and it was tough conditions for them to try and come from behind."
The Storm had 11 scoring shots in the first quarter, but kicked 3.8. It was also a similar story in the third term when they kicked 5.5.
But despite the repeated forward 50 entries, the Pimpinio backline fought on bravely, as the Tigers also looked to attack on occasion, finishing with three hard-earned goals of their own.
For the Storm, Jacob Cox was in the best players, while Jay Kirwood and Clancy Breen showed their skill in the damp conditions.
Daniel Baker, Liam Jakobi and Harry Bigmore all battled hard for the Tigers.
For the Storm their eyes already shift to their coming month which includes, big matches against finals contenders Rupanyup, Harrow-Balmoral and Noradjuha-Quantong.
"We just wanted to focus on the way we want to play. It doesn't matter if we are playing against a top side or a bottom side, we have structures we want to stick to and it was really about trying to get those things right and stick to our plan," Batson said.
"I think we have been pretty competitive against the top sides, we just need to get our list fit.
"It is a very open (premiership) race this year, I feel and I think the top five sides look very good at the moment.
"We just need to keep winning. If we are going to have any success this year we need to beat the top sides."
In the other round 11 matches, Kalkee were too good for Natimuk United, running away winners 15.10 (100) to 9.6 (60).
An inaccurate Harrow-Balmoral easily accounted for Laharum winning 12.22 (94) to 4.3 (27).
The Swifts also got themselves back on the winner's list, putting together a clinical display at North Park to win 17.13 (115) to 2.1 (13).
The teams at the big end of town also completed comprehensive wins in round 11, with Rupanyup dominating Kaniva Leeor United 17.15 (117) to 4.7 (31).
While Noradjuha Quantong were again on fire as they put Taylors Lake to the sword with a 20.18 (138) to 3.3 (21) win.
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