Pioneers set for big clash

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Pioneers set for big clash

This weekend the Castec Rural Pioneers will take the court at Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre for their first home game of the season.

The first game of the double header weekend will be held Saturday night when they front up against the Frankston Blues.

Frankston is undefeated and is due to play the Diamond Valley Eagles tonight.

The Pioneers will be well rested to play the tough side which sits one spot ahead of Mount Gambier on the ladder on percentage.

Frankston had some big wins in round one, scoring over 100 in both of their games.

Pioneers head coach Richard Hill believes the Frankston Blues are the best team on paper in the conference.

“They were very good last year and have recruited extremely well to add to what they already have,” he said.

“It’s probably as tough as it gets.”

Mount Gambier has the edge over Frankston as the Blues are on a 14 game losing streak against the home side, which Hill thinks is odd considering how strong the team has been over the past couple of years.

“They are going to come in with a chip on their shoulder,” he said.

On Sunday afternoon the Pioneers take on the Ballarat Miners.

The Miners had an up and down round, winning their first game and losing their second by only two points to Geelong United.

Coming into the game Ballarat will be fresh and recharged with this match being their only one for the round.

Hill said that Ballarat was a “middle of the road” team, but believed that every side in the competition was tough, warning that if you play poorly you will pay for it.

“I would expect them to be tough,” he said.

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