Koroit ruckman Ethyn Zimmer happy to be in 2016 Hampden league grand final

SPORTSMANSHIP: Saint Ethyn Zimmer comforts Seagull Dan Nicholson.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Saint Ethyn Zimmer comforts Seagull Dan Nicholson.

KOROIT coach Adam Dowie labelled him a ‘September specialist’ in his post-game address.

And it’s a mantle Saints ruckman Ethyn Zimmer is happy to wear after playing a key role in their five-point Hampden league preliminary final win over Port Fairy at Reid Oval on Saturday.

The veteran tall is excited to be in another grand final.

“It means everything, especially to an old fella like me,” Zimmer said of the Saints’ hat-trick quest.

Koroit ruckman Ethyn Zimmer on the Saints' preliminary final win

“Four (grand finals) in a row is very special and hopefully we make it three wins in a row, which would be exciting.”

Zimmer said the Saints’ vast finals experience came to the fore when Seagull Kaine Mercovich bridged the margin to under a kick 23 minutes into the fourth term.

“You’ve got to try and put it out of your mind and win the next contest,” he said.

“We just had to hold on to the ball and do what we know how to do and it came through in the end.”

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